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History NOS 1940 Ford tire

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by morepower, Jul 1, 2017.

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  1. morepower
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    Real or Memorex? As found 1940 Ford. 20170701_135110.jpg
     
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  2. actually sold a FORD scripted tire at the Pate swap meet....it was used - but went quick.....
     
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  3. hopped up
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  4. First I've seen too, although I did read or hear something about them once.
     
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  5. CME1
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    I had one in my 1941 Ford trunk when I bought it. It was a 600X16 black wall. It was flat. Never removed it in the three years I had the car. I never thought too much about it being a rear item!
     
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  6. Bruce Lancaster
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    From dim memory of various V8 club articles, Ford made its own tires for several years right before WWII, then the whole works was shipped to Russia as war aid. Anybody have actual history to check? Russia entered the war in 1941 and we went in right at the end of '41.
     
  7. Kan Kustom
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    I am so jealous ! Give it to me !!! :D:D:D;)
     
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  8. B Bay Barn
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  9. 302GMC
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    Around 1956 my dad bought a '40 DeLuxe coupe from the neighbor across the mile, who had 2 of them he used to irrigate ('40 coupes with no trunk lid hold a lot of canvas dams & shovels). I remember helping put the lid back on, & seeing a Ford tire in there.
     
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  10. Dak Rat
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    I'll bet its as hard as a rock.
     
  11. Jimmy2car
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    I bet it's still useable
     
  12. dwollam
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    I have the original Ford spare tire and wheel for my '40 Standard Tudor. Dad bought this car in early 1965 with 42,000 original miles on it. Since that time it has never gone flat and was up when he got it. I believe it still has factory Ford air! No way to prove that probably but I believe it. Betcha it is pretty stale stinky air! It is weather checked in the tread but knee deep in tread. Don't think it was hardly ever used.
     
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  13. sloppy jalopies
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    memory says a '40 rim is a little narrower than '41 to '48.... measure yours...
     

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