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Old 02-01-2017, 09:27 AM   #21
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The Goodyear tires are made to the correct size for the Model A and will fit in the fender well.
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:56 AM   #22
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Some tires have to have the air let out to get the tire out of the fender--Firestone is one brand, so it could be more for show than useful
My 31 is like that with Firestones. But it also has a rear mount so no problem.
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Old 02-01-2017, 03:27 PM   #23
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Oh, dear! My vehicle looks out of proportion. Must sell! Any takers?

Well, if you price it really cheap, I might be interested in spite of those out-of-proportion sidemounts.

Seriously, no offense meant. Like I said, just my taste/opinion - YMMV.
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Well, if you price it really cheap, I might be interested in spite of those out-of-proportion sidemounts.

Seriously, no offense meant. Like I said, just my taste/opinion - YMMV.
Sell it to someone that is going to alter my original car to a rear mount? Sacrilege!

It's all good, CHudWah!
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:35 PM   #25
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Some folks like their car to be simple, as it came from the factory, others like it gussied up. I remember seeing a 29 roadster at the New England Model A Meet in 1971 that had every conceivable accessory added to the car. The owner thought it was great, and it was his car, so his choice. My father looked at the car and said "There is a good example of guilding the lilly".
To each his own.
It is actually "Gilding the lily" but I get your point.

"To adorn unnecessarily something already beautiful. The expression is a condensation of Shakespeare's metaphor in King John: "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily ... is wasteful and ridiculous excess." i.e., you wouldn't need to add gold to a beautiful lily. "
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:29 PM   #26
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Sell it to someone that is going to alter my original car to a rear mount? Sacrilege!

It's all good, CHudWah!

At least I wouldn't make a rat rod out of it. No, an original car should remain original. If it came with sidemount (e.g., deluxe roadster/phaeton, commercial), it should stay that way. Course, most passenger Model A came with rear mount.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:02 PM   #27
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I love 6 wheel roadsters and don't care what anyone else thinks. My 30 phaeton had dual side mounts and a rear mounted spare when I bought it unrestored. I found that a bit much and the rear spare had to go.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:25 PM   #28
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I like the side mount, and a 19" Goodyear fits fine. Never had a problem working in that side of the engine compartment either. Whatever floats your boat!
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:39 PM   #29
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My Goodyear Diamond Tread Tire fits nicely and I have no problem with it while working on the engine. Sidemounts look neat and access is easier than rear if you have a luggage rack. The door opens wide enough for me.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:10 AM   #30
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Hi Vic,

When I bought my 1930 Briggs Town Sedan 10 years ago, it had been stored in two different car collector's heated storage for 30 years.

It came with an aftermarket rear metal trunk, no rear spare mounted tire, and a riveted side mount as opposed to a bolted side mount on the passenger's side, which according to judging standards, this side mount was factory installed.

Every time I stop at an expensive motel, at least 5 young single women in bikinis open their motel room doors and tell me how much they like my side mounted spare tire ...... next they invite me in to have a drink .... so, I have learned through experience to keep my side mounted spare tire ..... really feel sorry for all of the other old guys who prefer their rear mounted spare tires ..... they really have no idea what they are missing.

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Old 02-02-2017, 10:00 PM   #31
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Hi H.L. Chauvin.... I have heard its whats up front that counts.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:25 PM   #32
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With a L/H side mount, I was backing up my '29 P.U, door swung open & clipped a small tree! Popped in the door & broke the plate glass window, I CRIED (REALLY) But the door popped out perfect, with a little HELP.
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:46 PM   #33
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Came across this thread looking for advice on sidemount mirrors. (LH) Vibration doesn't begin to describe what this mirror does on the road. I've tried shims and they fall out.

Also, a list of those motels where sidemount appreciative bikini clad women stay would be of interest.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:22 AM   #34
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One of my cars has 1 sidemount, the other has 2. I despise them and wish I had NONE! What a PITA!
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:43 AM   #35
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If you must have them, I would consider one and mount it on the passenger side to evenly distribute the weight with just the driver in the car. Why waste the money with an extra tire? Ed
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:00 PM   #36
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Also not real easy to work on either side of the engine.....
I agree with Terry. Often itís a pain to get around them. They look nice but not very practical!
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:38 PM   #37
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One of my cars has 1 sidemount, the other has 2. I despise them and wish I had NONE! What a PITA!
My sentiments exactly!
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:08 PM   #38
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One, two, none, it all depends on what YOU want, not uncle Joe or the guy standing alongside you.
When I got my car, it had none. I wanted a BIG trunk to put lots of "stuff" in so there was no other choice but a side mount. I cut the hole so it was big enough and forward enough to accomadate a wide tire and not limit the door opening. No big deal. You do what you need to do to get what you want. If you can't do the work yourself, you hire it done. If some dipshit doesn't like your car, you are not required to talk to him.
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