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Old 04-20-2021, 12:17 PM   #1
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Would like your opinion on the European Tires for the Model A. Are they any good? Will they last?
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:36 PM   #2
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If you do a search there was a post on these tires in December 2019
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Not the answer your seeking, but if you are looking for a good tire at a great price, look at the Lucas tires from Vietnam.
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:30 PM   #4
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Asking about tyres is a bit like "Which oil do you use?" There will be a multitude of answers, all well meaning but you are likely to end up more confused than ever.
BTW, I found those Lucas tyres to be OK in all regards but were soft and were prone to wandering.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:50 PM   #5
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Not the answer your seeking, but if you are looking for a good tire at a great price, look at the Lucas tires from Vietnam.
Yes, but beware these are nylon tires and may thump from flat spots as some owners report until tires warm up.
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Yes, but beware these are nylon tires and may thump from flat spots as some owners report until tires warm up.
Keep them inflated and you wont feel a thing. Maybe because it doesn't get very cold here, but I have never felt any flat spots.
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https://www.cokertire.com/tires/500r...rt-radial.html


Pricy, but radial and good for 112 mph.
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Agree with Russ/40. We have had a set of Lucas tires on our 31 Tudor since 2014 and are quite happy with them. Certainly good value for the money...No wondering if kept inflated properly...Eight thousand miles of driving! Ernie in Arizona
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Pricy, but radial and good for 112 mph.
With all due respect why would he care that the tire is rated for 112mph?
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Not the answer your seeking, but if you are looking for a good tire at a great price, look at the Lucas tires from Vietnam.
I have the Lucas Olympic 4.75/5.00x 19 tires also. Do they still make these? I can't seem to find them on their website anymore?? They seem to be pushing the American Classic radials.They mention them in the ad but there is no listing for them?
https://www.lucasclassictires.com/Mo...Tires_c233.htm
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Have you tried the A parts vendors?
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Have you tried the A parts vendors?
No, Lucas is just down the road from us. I don't need tires right now. I only looked because you mentioned them in post #3 and they don't even list them anymore?? I'll call tomorrow.
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McMimmcs,

No one with a more or less stock A would care that the tires will go to 112 mph. Sorry, my attempt at humor. However, they should be plenty good at 45 mph. (More humor?)
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I did buy the Lucas for mine as the Cokers on it when purchased in October were WAY cracked and I was very leery of driving it. I liked the style, price, and shipping for the Lucas. i was considering the Europeans, but I didn't see a lot of positive/negative to review at the time. I was really hoping to find a Blockley Tire distributor in the US as I really liked their pattern, but couldn't easily find a distributor, but maybe next time. So far I've been happy with the Lucas. I do understand you get what you pay for sometimes, but as a new to the Model A, I had to do an immediate remedy for the tire/tubes situation, and sort out other items. In time I can reassess the tire situation, but at the moment I'm much more comfortable than where I started. i'll post pictures next time.
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Old 04-28-2021, 09:20 PM   #15
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OK - as promised the old tires and the new Lucas Tires.
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In the 50's you could buy add-on's that converted blackwall tires to whitewall tires. These were flat white rubber disks with the center cut out that fit between the rims and the tires. You deflated the tires to mount them. Are these still around? I have not seen them in 60 years.
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OK - as promised the old tires and the new Lucas Tires.
Looking Good. I have Lucas tires also.
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In the 50's you could buy add-on's that converted blackwall tires to whitewall tires. These were flat white rubber disks with the center cut out that fit between the rims and the tires. You deflated the tires to mount them. Are these still around? I have not seen them in 60 years.

I remember those. My Dad had a number of sets.

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Shew, thanks for the link. Looks like they have them for 19 inch wheels.
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Shew, thanks for the link. Looks like they have them for 19 inch wheels.

They do. The ones I found look like skinny whitewalls though.

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