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Old 10-14-2020, 04:59 PM   #1
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Can anyone advise tire pressures for restored 1950 Crestliner front and rear???
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:31 PM   #2
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What kind and size are your tires? Radial or bias? It makes a difference.
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Pressure should also be in numbers on the sidewall.
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:58 PM   #4
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Pressure should also be in numbers on the sidewall.



Those numbers are the maximum safe pressure for the tire, a "do not exceed" number. You may want a little less pressure for better ride.
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Old 10-15-2020, 10:34 PM   #5
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Yes, the MAX Pressure will be listed on the tires sidewall...
If they are radial tires, you could run 3 to 5 pounds less than the Max listed.
Don't go by your old car owners manual recommendation on pressure,
as tires, and the pressure they need, has changed a lot over the years.

Don't run Radial tires too low on pressure though, they don't like that.
Below is an article about under inflated tires.
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Driving on under-inflated tires is dangerous. According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 1/3 of passenger cars, light
trucks and SUVs are being driven with at least one under-inflated tire.

Under-inflation is one of the leading causes of tire failure. If tire pressure is
too low, too much of the tire’s surface area touches the road, which
increases friction. Increased friction can cause the tires to overheat,
which can lead to premature wear, tread separation and blowouts.




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Old 10-15-2020, 10:46 PM   #6
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My 49 - 51 Ford Passenger Car Shop Manual, page 308 lists:

Front Rear
6.00X16-4 28 25
6.70X16-4* 24 21
* Optional Equipment

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Old 10-16-2020, 08:45 AM   #7
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with my 50 cpe I run 35 lbs frt and rear tire size is 225/70/15. radial ben in the service business 52 years bias ply tires were run in the middle to upper 20s the pressure that’s on the side is maximum that the manufacturer of the tire recommends the majority of the CARS that came into my shop pretty much were the same between 33-36 lbs on radial tires
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Old 10-16-2020, 02:33 PM   #8
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On my 51 Coupe I'm running 6.70x15 Coker bias ply's. According to the glove box tag, front should be at 24psi and the rear at 21psi. That's what I have it at and it drives very well. Douglas
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