: PIC request..1970-75 with wide whites ?



steck
04-28-11, 11:47 AM
going to be ordering some tires, going with american classics, 80% decided on the 1.6 inch , but wondering if the 3 inch would look good too...

i have standard dog dish hub caps...

albymangled
04-28-11, 08:26 PM
My 1970

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/albymangled/WindowsPhotoGalleryWallpaper.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/albymangled/031.jpg

intragration
04-29-11, 03:13 AM
Here's one with my new American Classic 1.6s. Still raining here, I'll try to get a picture of the whole car tomorrow when it clears up.

http://www.1927.org/images/tires2.jpg

johnny kannapo
04-29-11, 04:56 AM
http://www.my-classic-car-trader.com/car_ads/uploadedimages/3476049IMG_1353.JPGhttp://static.flickr.com/130/412340652_16889aee38.jpg

steck
04-29-11, 10:25 AM
thx all,

yeah, i stick with the 1.6 inchers...

integration: keep us posted how you like those american classics, i just ordered the same tire.

intragration
04-30-11, 06:40 AM
I was able to get it out for a little while today, I'm happy with the tires. Nothing really of note to report, the old tires weren't god-awful except for the one that blew, so there's not a big change, just nice looking nice riding tires. They do strike me as being particularly high-quality.

I will say though, for anyone who's thinking about new tires, if you've got any problems with your old tires, don't ride around on them too long. I knew my one tire was bad, and I pushed it just a little too far. I was lucky to have an easy, non-exploding flat at low speed. It could have been a nightmare.

Oh, make sure you get them static balanced, with the weights on the inside only. There were previously weights that worked with hubcaps, these are not generally available today, so you won't get the hubcaps back on if they use the new weights on the outside. I missed this and had to go back a second time to get them re-balanced, but the guy who did it said they balanced just fine this way.

CADforce69
04-30-11, 09:49 AM
The shop that changed my old tires for the new ones (I only took the wheels; not the car) put on a modern regular weight on the outside too. I advised the employee that a hupcap needed to be installed on but he said that there was no problem. He had classic american car too and had no problem with them on the outside (obviously a lie). It took a huge effort to install hubcaps again, having to bend the inside teeth with pliers and a hammer. :mad: Fortunately, I had to go to alignment shop when changed my steering tie rods and idler arm and the employee -who really knew well cadillacs- changed the weight and restored hubcap teeth to original position.

intragration
04-30-11, 06:10 PM
Yeah, I didn't want to mangle up my wheel covers, they're mint. They told me the same thing, "they'll go right on over the weights..." but it was obvious they wouldn't....I mean, the weights are right where the lip of the covers are supposed to be. (I hate to say, some serious modification must have been done to yours, glad you were able to fix them) When I went back the second time, the guy was older and he said that they had previously had weights specifically for this. When I got home, I noticed that there were weights like this on another old set of rims that I have, that hadn't been balanced since the '70s. I could have taken these off and had them try to use them, but it didn't matter, they balanced just fine statically.

intragration
05-02-11, 11:40 PM
I was finally able to get some good pictures today. I know you said you had decided on the 1.6s, but just in case anyone else wanted to see the overall shot. They are really nice tires, they handle and grip great. Like many good things, they make themselves known by their complete lack of drama. Let us know how you like yours when you get them on.

http://www.1927.org/images/tires1.jpg

CADforce69
05-03-11, 12:19 PM
Yeah, I didn't want to mangle up my wheel covers, they're mint. They told me the same thing, "they'll go right on over the weights..." but it was obvious they wouldn't....I mean, the weights are right where the lip of the covers are supposed to be. (I hate to say, some serious modification must have been done to yours, glad you were able to fix them) When I went back the second time, the guy was older and he said that they had previously had weights specifically for this. When I got home, I noticed that there were weights like this on another old set of rims that I have, that hadn't been balanced since the '70s. I could have taken these off and had them try to use them, but it didn't matter, they balanced just fine statically.

Yeah, mine had also the original weights. Thatīs why I was afraid the new ones wouldnīt work. Even with the original weights itīs a hell:devilheh: putting hubs back on its place as mine are far from perfect condition.

Those tires look great on your car:thumbsup:. wider wall whites make look black big cars classier.

johnny kannapo
05-03-11, 12:22 PM
My Michelins are about 1/2"


http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz183/billytheshoe/Decorated%20images/e22c97e3.jpg?t=1304436116

johnny kannapo
05-03-11, 12:26 PM
You want the more modest WW width such as this.

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz183/billytheshoe/northstar%20hijacked%20pics/c2bdb86a.jpg?t=1304436336

pompste
05-04-11, 04:48 AM
You want the more modest WW width such as this.

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz183/billytheshoe/northstar%20hijacked%20pics/c2bdb86a.jpg?t=1304436336

The black ELDORADO looks like the ride from the movie "SUPERFLY" from the early 1970`s.

albymangled
05-04-11, 09:26 AM
And a true monstrosity it is....