Re: [Chrysler300] 61 300G
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Re: [Chrysler300] 61 300G





PS: FYI on the Toyos: The family I bought the Hawk from live in Chatanooga and know the Cokers and they actually switched  from a set of Corky's tires to the Toyos since they weren't happy with the Cokers. I didn't ask for details as it may have been a switch from bias ply Cokers to radial Toyos, so maybe apples to oranges...  

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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:53 PM
To: Michael J Falcone mjf175@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300]; Val Jeffers
Cc: Mick Kreszock; millserat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; michael.ashmore@xxxxxxx; Listsaver 300 Club
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 61 300G

I have Toyo wide whites on my '56 Golden Hawk and they look and ride great.

Keith

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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:48 PM
To: Val Jeffers
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Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 61 300G

 

I have the Toyo tires on my G.  Also have had Toyo tires on a daily driver in the past and very happy with them. I think it is a Japanese company  

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On Aug 31, 2017, at 3:11 PM, Val Jeffers <edward1108@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Spoke with James at Diamond Back this afternoon and he stated 235!75 R15 was the correct size for a G. He advised of brands: Nexin & Toyo. Never heard of either one. I suppose they are made by a major company? 
                         Thanks,

                         Val J


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On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 8:15 PM, Mick Kreszock kreszockcm@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 

I second Michael.  My Diamondbacks are for superior to the Cokers I took off.

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Michael Falcone mjf175@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 

I have Diamond Back DB2 radials 235/75/R15 with a 3" white wall, same size whitewall as original tires. If you want the original look of bias ply tires then they offer those too. If you plan on driving the car I would go with the radials, I am very pleased with mine. They usually have a holiday sale with $50 off each tire if you can wait till December




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Sent: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 11:40 pm
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 61 300G

 
8.00-15 nominal diameter 29.3 to 29.7 inches (variability by brand back then).
I think Coker now has some 8.00R15 vintage looking whitewalls not sure sidewall width, but 1961 was last of the wide whitewalls and they had gotten progressively narrower by year til they went to narrow white in 1962. There may be some better experts here, but as first responder, I would guess about 3 inches - not much wider.
225/70R15 (nominally 27.4 inch OD) equated to G70-15 or in your vintage 7.10-15.
227/75R15 (28.3 OD) H78-15 or roughly 7.60-15; 235/70R15 (27.9 OD) H70-15 (same load as 225/75R15 or H78-15)
235/75R15 (28.9 OD) J78-15 or roughly 8.00-15 - still slightly smaller OD and radials even at higher pressure will have lower static loaded radius (shorter sidewall with more bulge at bottom).
Best, Ed

Edward Mills Antique Tractors 1930-1960 Antique Cars 1960-1985
On 8/26/2017 9:47 PM, 'Michael Ashmore' michael.ashmore@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] wrote:
 
Hi All,
 
Now that I've sold my 61 Corvette my 61 300G gets all the attention!
 
Questions
 
1. What width size whitewall did the 300G come with?  I'm planning on buying Coker radials, The stock size was 8.00 - 15.  Would that equate to 225 70R-15?
 
2. I also need to do the brakes from stem to stern.  I was going to use NAPA for most of the parts.  Comments?  Recommendations?  Has anyone used s/s brake lines from Good Brakes or Brake Hoses Unlimited on EBay?
 
Thanks,
Mike  300G Barn Find






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