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Old 10-16-2019, 08:26 PM   #21
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Be SURE to check the height of the Coker tires as compared to the ones you currently have.
I have 6.00 x 16 bias on the front and 6.50 x 16 bias on the back of my '36 5 window. I put the 6.50s on the front and they cleared during turning just fine. So I ordered the 6.50 x 16 RADIALS from Coker and they are an inch and a quarter taller than the 6.50 bias I have, and thus, WILL NOT clear the front fenders. I have had them too long and Coker will not take them back. So be careful.

Oh, if anyone wants information on buying them, please send me a PM.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:41 PM   #22
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Be SURE to check the height of the Coker tires as compared to the ones you currently have.
I have 6.00 x 16 bias on the front and 6.50 x 16 bias on the back of my '36 5 window. I put the 6.50s on the front and they cleared during turning just fine. So I ordered the 6.50 x 16 RADIALS from Coker and they are an inch and a quarter taller than the 6.50 bias I have, and thus, WILL NOT clear the front fenders....

Is that these?:
https://www.cokertire.com/650r16-exc...rt-radial.html
It says:
Overall Diameter 28.80
Must be the width a problem on a '36.
Imperial tyres vary greatly in size, metric not much.
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:52 PM   #23
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https://www.cokertire.com/tires/coke...whitewall.html

6.50 x 16 3 1/4 inch whitewall tires, overall diameter 29.26
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:36 PM   #24
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Nice rig. Thanks for the photo.
Another question, my 30pu has a headliner in it. Is that original.
What is yours, headliner or wood slats only?
Off topic, but here goes
Headliner is not original in a pickup. Mine had headliner in it when I bought it, but it was pretty much rotten, so I took it out. My pickup is the late '31 with the steel top (and ribs). What I did next was to apply sound deadening/insulation (RoadKill) to the top and covered that with automotive "carpet". Not a very good picture, but I think you can get the idea.
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:00 AM   #25
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:38 PM   #26
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I purchased 5 white wall tubed radial tires earlier this year and was able to put them on myself without removing the rims from the car. It was actually easier than I thought it would be.
....All I can say is they are amazing....the car drives more like a modern car and the ride is much more comfortable than the original bias ply tires. Definitely worth the investment.
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:57 PM   #27
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Does anyone know if the radials last longer than the bias tires?
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Old 10-25-2019, 07:45 AM   #28
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Does anyone know if the radials last longer than the bias tires?
My answer is who cares. Either one will outlast most of us. At least me.
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Old 12-08-2019, 03:12 PM   #29
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The Lucas American Classics seem to be a good price in comparison. 33% less
Any good??
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:54 PM   #30
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All you guys with radial tires said you love them, much better, wouldn’t go back etc. You didn’t say why you feel that way.
So what exactly what is there about them are different from the radials that so excite you?
Do they ride better? Track better? Steer easier? Less friction?
What’s better about them?

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Old 12-10-2019, 03:34 PM   #31
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I have the 19" Coker's whitewall radial tires on my 1930 Tudor. They ride smoother, they run quieter and they track better. I can not say enough good things about them. It makes your model A feel more like a modern car going down the road. The tires are 6 ply and they have a wear rating of 400....very similar to a modern tire. I have already put a few thousand miles on the new tires and love them and they seem to be wearing well.
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