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Technical How about a all encompassing thread on wheels & tires?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 8, 2022.

  1. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
    Posts: 2,691

    427 sleeper

    @-Brent-, That coupe just does it for me! Not trying to sidetrack the thread, but I would like to know, do the Radir Slicks hold true to the advertised spec's as far as diameter and section width? I'd like to get a pair for my bucket of bolt's, but only have a certain amount of leeway to deal with.
  2. SDS
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 791


    Front wheels are '40 Ford, rear wheels are International truck wheels from around 1941 - 5 bolt holes, old Ford pattern, wider than '40 Ford wheels so they fit the Firestone bigs better
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  3. Blake 27
    Joined: Apr 10, 2016
    Posts: 1,479

    Blake 27

    When it came time to replace my Goodyear's, I went with Coker American Classic radials. Same sizes,
    5.90 Front, 8.20 Rear. Ride and handling vastly improved. The rear WW is a little wider, but I can live with it.

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  4. 4speed411
    Joined: Jun 8, 2013
    Posts: 423


    Diamondback Deluxe Redline Radials
    PXL_20210630_222452388~2.jpg 5.60x15 , 7.50x16
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  5. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,088


    Great idea for a thread……

    8.20 x15”. & 5.60 x 15” 5” wide rims.

  6. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 5,370


    Dirt track tires and 16 inch chrome 1940 wheels E9480E44-C0FC-4EAA-9711-BC348D413067.jpeg
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  7. 15x5 chrome OE wheels and 6.70-15 tires front and rear

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    My old flathead powered '32 Fordor sported 16" bent spoke Kelsey Hayes wire wheels and 600/16 bias ply Firestone tires. HRP
  9. Jeff34
    Joined: Jun 2, 2015
    Posts: 802


    '34 Pickup: '35 16" rims, Firestone 6.00X16 fronts, 7.00X16 rears
    '29 Roadster: '35 16" rims, Blockley 6.00X16 fronts, 6.50X16 rears. Would have gone with 7.00 or 7.50 rears, but they don't make them any larger than 6.50. I may change the fronts to 5.50's instead. 34E11BD5-2341-4ED3-9B00-62922C709E63.jpeg
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  10. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 2,212


    The Pontiac Kelsey Hays 8 lugs on big Pontiacs. I'll put the stopping power of those brakes against any other American car disc / drum system.

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  11. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,393

    Kelly Burns

    Fronts are 500/525 and rears are 750-16s. I'm not sure what size wheels are on it, the car belongs to @EV34 he can say for sure.

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  12. EV34
    Joined: Aug 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,117


    thanks @Kelly Burns. The wheels are factory 16x4.5s
  13. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 1,395

    Bob Lowry

    Two ideas for mags...1961 Corvette...
    1961 (3).JPG 1961 62.jpg
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  14. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 1,395

    Bob Lowry

    '46 Chevy....
    46 coupe 10.jpg
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  15. Kelly Burns
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,393

    Kelly Burns

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  16. Far from done, but always nice to build a car around a set of wheels and tires. IMG_0287.JPG
  17. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 4,300


    I blame the sizes of wheels and tires on modern cars for a need for this thread. It seems that tires that fit rims from 13" to 15" have become extinct. If we need tires, we might as well spring for era correct bias plies because we can't find radials anyhow.
  18. Joe Troilo
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 343

    Joe Troilo

    Real Hals getting powder coated for the 5 window. 15X4.5 and 15X6.
    wheels at Jack's.jpg lights and grille.jpg
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  19. Milwscruffy, tire sizes front and rear please. I can see the back are Hoosier, but what brand are the fronts? Thanks.
  20. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,113


    15x4.5 Circle Racing with 5.60-15 Firestone
    15x8.5 Torq-thrust with Radir 9.0-15
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  21. Front 165/80R/15 Rear 31 x 16.50R 15LT
  22. Thank you!
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  23. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 29,284

    Staff Member

    14x6 chrome reverse with 7.75-14 Radir crossed flag cheater slicks

    2C7F0AF6-7D68-4376-9D66-E3560F72B59F.jpeg AD890B67-E882-4CFE-9961-B0C4ED7B68EF.jpeg
  24. shortypu
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
    Posts: 220


    15x4.5 american racing 5.50 firestones and 15x10 american racing firestone 10.00-15 IMG_0064.JPG IMG_0067.JPG IMG_0066.JPG
  25. shortypu
    Joined: Dec 22, 2010
    Posts: 220


    Ford 16'' steelies coker 5.50x16 front,265/85/16 rears. IMG_0074.JPG IMG_0335.JPG IMG_0339.JPG
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  26. On certain cars I really like the fat white white walls. Most guys use 7:50 bias in rear and 5:50 in front. But I went up a size in front in order to get the equivalent white wall in front. Most people probably don't notice , but I'm a guy who like proportions correct. These photos are of the Coleman Coupe when I did the rebuild. The first one is when I sold the car to a friend and he went with smaller tire and white wall. After trading to get the coupe back the second photo shows the larger more proportionate white walls. JMO IMG_8765.JPG COLEMAN June 20 2015 019.JPG Man I miss that car!
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  27. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 6,531

    from Berry, AL

    Maybe you're not looking in the right places. Just this year I've bought both a set of 15" and a set of 14" from the same place, Priority Tire. All radials. I know a lot of sizes are no longer available, but there are still a lot to choose from. Both sets I bought are MasterCraft, made by Cooper.
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  28. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,193

    from Spring tx

    Banger coupe...
    550-17 fronts 1933 Wires
    750-16 rears 1935 Wires
    COUPE 101.jpg
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  29. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,193

    from Spring tx

    My flathead sedan,
    600-16 fronts on 1935 wires
    750-18 Rears on 1932 wires

  30. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,193

    from Spring tx

    My 53 I had,

    15x6 front and rear, 205/75r15 1" ww tires... Hankook


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