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Old 03-21-2023, 06:48 AM   #21
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ronn, post a photo when you get one mounted. I’m glad they look good, because the price is very good!
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Old 03-21-2023, 06:00 PM   #22
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if the tires are around 100. each, they will never be radial.


radials fetch a good bit more. aside from the radials performing better, Im not a fan of the look.
The excelsiors I bought have a very sturdy sidewall and are fine for the price. how long they last I dont know, but I dont drive as much as I would like anyway.
If youre doing major touring, then I would start looking at the european classics or better.
I think our long distance trips towing a camper would qualify for "major touring". For those trips, I now use 16" wheels and radial tyres for light trucks. That way, I get the mileage and weight carrying capacity. Original Model A wheels keep breaking.
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Old 03-23-2023, 05:45 AM   #23
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Original Model A wheels keep breaking.





tough when you live in the desert!




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Old 03-23-2023, 05:48 AM   #24
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ok, so I mounted 2 last night. first one nearly killed me. took an hour and was the toughest tire I ever mounted. the sidewalls are pretty thick.


2nd one I used dawn soap on the beads and had it on in 10 minutes.


went to fill them up and first one I pinched the tube! so back at it today!
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Old 03-23-2023, 04:07 PM   #25
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Radials fetch a good bit more. aside from the radials performing better, Im not a fan of the look.
Not sure what you don't like about the look of Radial tires. But to each his own.

I installed my American Classic Radials a couple of months ago and the car sure handles and rides better. Worth the price, so far.
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Old 03-24-2023, 02:04 AM   #26
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Not sure what you don't like about the look of Radial tires. But to each his own.




because they look like a hot rod and I prefer the original "skinnys"


dont care for 16s on my model As either, but I know half of the people on the barn do.
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Old 03-24-2023, 08:48 PM   #27
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Not sure what you don't like about the look of Radial tires. But to each his own.




because they look like a hot rod and I prefer the original "skinnys"
dont care for 16s on my model As either, but I know half of the people on the barn do.
????? Maybe you haven't seen the "Model A" radials...They are the same size as the bias ply tires and look pretty much like any other tire on a Model A but the handling is very much improved. My main driver has radials but the other 3 have biased plys for now but when they need tires they will get radials for sure.
By the way, I don't care for the looks of the 16" wheels on an A either...




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Old 03-24-2023, 10:18 PM   #28
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Because they look like a hot rod and I prefer the original "skinnys"

Dont care for 16s on my model As either, but I know half of the people on the barn do.
Hmmm, here's a picture of my "Hot Rad", 4.75-5.00Rx19 American Classic tires.

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Old 03-25-2023, 05:29 AM   #29
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thanks guys. the only radials Ive even seen on a model A looked "modern"
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Old 03-25-2023, 11:42 AM   #30
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A little off topic. But does anyone have experience with Pirelli Stella Biancas?
https://www.lucasclassictires.com/60...CA-60016PL.htm
Bias ply tires with a "V" speed rating. For those who drive over 100 mph . Look period correct for 16" wheels. Cheaper than radials but still pricey. Only comment I could find mentioned stiff, harsh riding.
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Hmmm, here's a picture of my "Hot Rad", 4.75-5.00Rx19 American Classic tires.


same colours as mine... what are they called?
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same colours as mine... what are they called?
Kewanee Green (lower) and Elkpoint Green (upper), Tacoma Cream wheels. I'm not sure if they are 100% accurate to original tho.

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Old 03-27-2023, 10:26 AM   #33
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ok, so I mounted 2 last night. first one nearly killed me. took an hour and was the toughest tire I ever mounted. the sidewalls are pretty thick.


2nd one I used dawn soap on the beads and had it on in 10 minutes.


went to fill them up and first one I pinched the tube! so back at it today!
Got a picture of them mounted up?
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Old 03-27-2023, 11:42 AM   #34
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tell me what you think..........
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Old 03-27-2023, 02:48 PM   #36
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I'm looking for used 21 inch white walls. If any of you barners is going to buy new white walls, I would be happy to buy the old white walls from you. I accept any condition e.g. slightly cracked, no tread or just dirty. Try me ....
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Ronn,
Nice! Look great.
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Old 03-27-2023, 03:27 PM   #38
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thanks SAJ- Ive seen some that look better, but not at this price.
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Old 03-28-2023, 10:50 AM   #39
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tell me what you think..........
Looking good
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Old 03-28-2023, 05:41 PM   #40
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What is the overall diameter of the 4.50-19 tire? Most Model A tires are 4.75 /500-19.
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