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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 12:18 PM
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Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

I think some of the comments to this topic bares out the old adage, "don't confuse me with facts, I already have my mind made up".
When I first looked into Michelin radials for my RV unit I to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

Radial truck tires were not a common thing in the mid to late '60's. I first noticed them on UPS route vans, UPS generally used split rims with the ring painted silver. I figured that if radials were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

During the late '60's the buying public went crazy buying RV's, a large percentage of which were pickup trucks with campers.
My wife and I had five kids, I had been raised in a family of outdoors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,154
Posted By blucar
Re: 215 85 16s

I would suggest that people should be very careful mounting 8/10 ply tires on vintage wheels, especially wheels that were intended by the manufacture to have 600 x 16 on a 4" rim.
During the...
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