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Old 01-09-2020, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default 600/16 Tires

I need new tires for stock 1936 Ford coupe. I was looking at Goodyear deluxe all-weather, I think it is a good lookin tire (white wall) . I would like to know what brand is the best and where to get. Thanks Bill
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Old 01-09-2020, 06:00 PM   #2
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I put 600/16 Diamondback Auburn radials on my 40 wagon and it drives like a new car! Since I no longer need to be point judged, I took the bias ply tires off. These look very much like stock tires and am happy with them.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:56 PM   #3
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I put 600/16 Diamondback Auburn radials on my 40 wagon and it drives like a new car! Since I no longer need to be point judged, I took the bias ply tires off. These look very much like stock tires and am happy with them.
Yes but too pricey.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:35 AM   #4
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Phillipswanson, they were cheaper then the 5 Ford Script double wide whitewall bias ply tires I got from Coker (which are no longer being made). I will never use bias ply tires on any of my cars I drive since the wagon was the only one I built to be judged.
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Old 01-10-2020, 07:17 AM   #5
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Too bad Coker does not make a double white wall 6.000x16 radial. From looking at their youtube, starting about 3:20, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IsSwmR8bck they just need to apply another layer of whitewall on the inside.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:16 AM   #6
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I use Excelsior Stahl Sport Radials on my 32 Cab . . . they are a great tire (though expensive). They have about the best "look" for a radial that I can get . . . but obviously are not bias plys. You pay for them . . . but it is worth it in my mind.

I will not run bias-ply tires on a car that I will operate on the freeways/interstate at traffic-flow speeds. Safety is a big issue for me - as our old cars are already quite unsafe as compared to everything around us - so I try to improve my handling, braking and wet-weather 'roadability' as much as possible.

Once you switch over to a quality radial, you'll never go back to bias ply . . . unless you have a dang good "judging" reason to do so.
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:32 AM   #7
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I use Excelsior Stahl Sport Radials on my 32 Cab . . . they are a great tire (though expensive). They have about the best "look" for a radial that I can get . . . but obviously are not bias plys. You pay for them . . . but it is worth it in my mind.

I've been a huge advocate of the Excelsior Stahl Sport Radials for a couple of years now. DD
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Yes but too pricey.
Tire's are never cheap, I don't disagree.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:58 PM   #9
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I put 600/16 Diamondback Auburn radials on my 40 wagon and it drives like a new car! Since I no longer need to be point judged, I took the bias ply tires off. These look very much like stock tires and am happy with them.
A friend has these on a '35 Tudor. They look good and ride nice.

Disclaimer* They may not be for everyone's budget.
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:07 PM   #10
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I run the Auburn's and yes they were, I'd say, very pricey. One thing I noticed is that the spare tire disc is a lot of work to get to fit. I'd buy them again.
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I run the Auburn's and yes they were, I'd say, very pricey. One thing I noticed is that the spare tire disc is a lot of work to get to fit. I'd buy them again.
Jeff is right on. If you have a spare tire cover it will be a tight fit because the 6.00 x 16 radial tire profile is a tad bigger than bis ply. One solution is to keep a bias ply for the spare and run the radials.

Good observation Jeff an important item to point out.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:50 PM   #12
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I run the Auburn's and yes they were, I'd say, very pricey. One thing I noticed is that the spare tire disc is a lot of work to get to fit. I'd buy them again.
Jeff, I'm wonder what pressure you're running in that spare tire, and have you tried lowering that pressure enough to allow an easier fit of the tire cover?
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Jeff, I'm wonder what pressure you're running in that spare tire, and have you tried lowering that pressure enough to allow an easier fit of the tire cover?
I tried this on a '35 and it was still a very tight fit for the spare tire cover.

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