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Old 09-05-2019, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default New Tires...going just a little crazy...

My friend's 30 Fordor needs new tires...the ones on her are circa 1970's.

This is a driving car, not a show car, and I'm helping locate tires. We need 19", at least 4 tires, and 4 new tubes, this much i know. I'm looking at a catalog showing Universal blackwall tires. But the amount of tire related items are dizzying.

Someone said we could make rim liners from the old tubes...yes, no, maybe ??

Can the metal stems and dust covers be re-used?

In a perfect world what can be re-used, what must be replaced, what can go either way??

Thanks for the assist.

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Old 09-05-2019, 03:47 PM   #2
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The metal stems can be reused as well as the tubes if you want to reuse them. Some new tubes are worse than the old ones. The rim liners are inexpensive. Summit has good pricing and shipping costs.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:02 PM   #3
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I use duct tape for rim liners-
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:05 PM   #4
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As long as the wheel spokes are welded you don't really need the liners. They do not protrude inside the wheel.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:39 PM   #5
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As long as the wheel spokes are welded you don't really need the liners. They do not protrude inside the wheel.
I agree fully with that. The only time I would have preferred to have had liners fitted was when the spokes started pulling off the rim. That left cracks and holes that punctured the tube. Even then, liners would haver only delayed the inevitable.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:11 PM   #6
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The liners come at a low price. If the rims have any internal rust pits they can save you a flat.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:39 PM   #7
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I second looking at Summit Racing.
Ordered our tires from them. Zero cost shipping and no tax.
Had them delivered 48 hours later!

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Old 09-06-2019, 03:28 PM   #8
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Being the new guy on here i wasnt sure how y'all felt about throwing out company names...but Summit Racing is who the guys in the local club put me onto.

The rims on my 56 Farmall were pretty rusty, and after replacing the front tires and tubes i had to change a flat due to rust on the inside of the rim cutting the tube...so on 2nd thought maybe liners are a good investment.

As of now it looks like 4 universal tires, 4 tubes, and 4 liners, and we're off to the races...so to speak.

Thanks for the help guys.
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The liners come at a low price. If the rims have any internal rust pits they can save you a flat.



yep, why I use duct tape.
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:41 PM   #10
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Being the new guy on here i wasnt sure how y'all felt about throwing out company names...but Summit Racing is who the guys in the local club put me onto.

The rims on my 56 Farmall were pretty rusty, and after replacing the front tires and tubes i had to change a flat due to rust on the inside of the rim cutting the tube...so on 2nd thought maybe liners are a good investment.

As of now it looks like 4 universal tires, 4 tubes, and 4 liners, and we're off to the races...so to speak.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Note these are Nylon bias ply tires, which may exhibit flat spots when sitting. The Lucas Tires are similar nylon at $99 ea. You may want to find out where they are made.
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Good Morning all...Those Lucus $99 tires, at least the ones that I purchased were made in Viet Nam, according to the side of the tire. I have been running them for about three years and about 3000 miles and they seem better than the tires that were on the car before. They seem like good value for the money spent! Lots of tires and lots of choices...Ernie in Arizona
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:06 AM   #12
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hello guys; so the Lucas tire is better than the Coker Universal? I don't see the Lucas Tire on Summit Racing's site...maybe i need to look elsewhere??
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I got my Lucas Oplympic Tires at Performance Plus Tire. They mounted and balanced them at their store but they ship also. Been on the car for ~ 4 years. No problems with flat spots.https://www.performanceplustire.com/...ts:475-500-19/

I was looking at the Lucas Nokia also https://www.performanceplustire.com/...que:ts:550-19/
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I find the Lucas tires from Vietnam to be a great value. They run true, need no balancing, and I have never felt a flat spot. I'm in socal so maybe if I were in a cold climate I might feel temporary flat spots.
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What brand tire are these? I don't see a name?
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What brand tire are these? I don't see a name?
They have a Goodyear pattern.
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Old 09-08-2019, 02:26 PM   #18
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Note these are Nylon bias ply tires, which may exhibit flat spots when sitting. The Lucas Tires are similar nylon at $99 ea. You may want to find out where they are made.

Duke36, if the Lucas and the Coker are similar nylon, then the only difference is the price, correct ??

If price is the only difference, then Summit has free shipping and a $50 rebate on $500 purchase, so they seem to be the best deal.

If you are saying the Lucas tire is better please explain why.
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