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Sonoramic60
Posted 2019-08-01 2:08 PM (#585472)
Subject: 300C Tires


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Lads --
Any suggestions on some new skins for my MD2 ("Moby Dick II," or the Second Great White Whale)? Coker has some B.F. Goodrich 9.00X14 bias-ply repos, but I have heard some horror stories about them. I don't mind the bias-ply as I'm not doing that much driving with it and have kinda stifled my appetite for really high speed (80+) cruising, but I would expect that they would stay together and not do too many nasty things like shedding treads, developing bulges, blowing out with just 13 miles on, etc. And although I was not fond of the big white walls way back when, these pre-'62 cars look better with them, so I would like to find a tire comparable to those of the old days.
Any ideas or comments?
Joe Godec
'57 Chrysler 300C, '60 Fury SonoRamic, '65 Fuelie Vette, '65 Sport Fury 426-S/4-speed
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b5rt
Posted 2019-08-01 9:27 PM (#585505 - in reply to #585472)
Subject: Re: 300C Tires



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These are a proper tire. https://www.universaltire.com/goodyear/antique-series/800-14-goodyea...
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mstrug
Posted 2019-08-02 5:09 AM (#585516 - in reply to #585472)
Subject: Re: 300C Tires



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Here is another: https://www.lucasclassictires.com/G78-14-Royalton-2-1-4-Whitewall-G7...
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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-08-02 2:04 PM (#585528 - in reply to #585472)
Subject: Re: 300C Tires



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Diamond Back tires in a radial. Talk to them on the phone. Get a 2.5" whitewall. DB will provide you the proper diameter.

Just say NO to Cokers !
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Sonoramic60
Posted 2019-08-02 10:15 PM (#585552 - in reply to #585528)
Subject: Re: 300C Tires


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Lads --
The 800X14 and the G78-14 are too small to be replacements for 9.00X14 tires, especially on a 4500+ pound car.
Wayne --
I'll check out the Diamond Back guys. That "NO" of yours speaks volumes.
Thanks to all.
Joe
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Apollo 61
Posted 2019-08-08 3:14 AM (#585785 - in reply to #585552)
Subject: Re: 300C Tires



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I was thinking of getting a set of Coker tires. Just curios why you say that? What's wrong with them?
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wizard
Posted 2019-08-08 3:49 AM (#585786 - in reply to #585472)
Subject: Re: 300C Tires



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All the errors imagineable....
and if corse these important ones
Lack of speed class
lack of load class
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Sonoramic60
Posted 2019-08-08 11:31 AM (#585800 - in reply to #585786)
Subject: Re: 300C Tires


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The stories I've heard is that they have tread separation problems and also they are hard to balance and to keep in balance.
Joe Godec
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wizard
Posted 2019-08-08 11:43 AM (#585801 - in reply to #585472)
Subject: Re: 300C Tires



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tread separation and blowouts - a friend had 3 Cookers first developing a large bulges for to finally blowout.
That was on a Caddy 75 so I think it was overload that did it.

Whitewall bulges and separation as well as discolouring as well.

There isn't any good Whitewall tires anymore, just expensive chap.
Go for Diamond backs as the at least seems to have a decent customer service when somethings go wrong...


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