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Old 06-24-2019, 07:54 PM   #21
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I would keep what you have if............


you only drive around the block and or use it for parades at 5mph.


otherwise, I would only change the tires.


as stated above, many of the new tubes are garbage.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:07 PM   #22
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I've got a whole box of un-used 19" tubes that are about 10 years. You can have all you want for $5.00 a piece plus shipping. If that will help. Personally, I would put new tires, tubes, and rim liners on if it were me. Safety First.
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Old 06-26-2019, 05:32 PM   #23
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:55 AM   #24
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I notice that a lot of people seem to think that blowing a tire will automatically land the car in a ditch or worse. My question is, are A's that hard to handle with a flat tire? Compared to a 50's or 60's car that is. Back when my work cars were old junker 50's or 60's and I had no money I rarely replaced a tire till either it was down to the cords, or till it blew. I drove about 5 miles to work on a 55 mph 2 lane blacktop road. When they blew I just said darn, pulled off and put on the spare.
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Old 06-27-2019, 02:24 PM   #25
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Default Re: Tire tubes and age.

I have old tubes from the 1930s that still hold air really well, supple flexible rubber.

I had a tube from the 1970s blow out the other day.

And new tubes seem to get leaks rather easily....

I'd go with old tubes if they're still good. Less exposure to sunlight & fresh air the better (keep them aired up in a tire)

Tires? Old ones are tough, but sometimes new ones are good.
I'll be replacing my worn 1960s tires soon, they're not cracked, just worn down.
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