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Original Tire options
« on: May 24, 2013, 08:34:53 PM »
I always see Firestone and Goodyear tires as being the original tires for our cars but what about the other tire manufacturers that were used? 
Darrell Cook
1967 LeMans Blue SS/RS L35 clone
1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 09:19:15 PM »
They also used Uniroyal.
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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 02:52:43 AM »
Has anyone ever seen a redline Tigerpaw?

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1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 04:30:09 PM »
Yes, look at this post
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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 05:06:14 PM »
Yes, thank you Phillip.  I was curious what denoted which car got which tires.  I guess that would have been the better way to ask my original question.  Original spare tire from my fathers 68. 



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1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 05:37:42 PM »
Great pictures!  Looks like that spare never came out of the trunk.  Is your father the original owner?
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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 05:44:46 PM »
Yes he was the original owner.  Also have the POP as well & yes that spare has only seen the ground once or twice.
Darrell Cook
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1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 06:02:45 PM »
Could you post pictures of the trunk, jack and lid?  What's the build date?
Original 68s with decent documentation are getting hard to find!  Thanks in advance.
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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 11:26:37 PM »
Ill get some pics the next time Im where the car is being stored.
Darrell Cook
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1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2013, 05:01:23 PM »
Ok here are some pics.. 























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1968 Matador Red Z28

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 11:49:41 AM »
Thanks a million!
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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 03:14:21 PM »
Can you post the length of the valve stem also - from the rim to the tip?  Thanks

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 03:36:39 PM »
Darrell, can you also post a close up picture of the date stamp on the jack rivet? It appears to be 0L which would be November of 1970!

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2013, 04:41:06 PM »
Can you post the length of the valve stem also - from the rim to the tip?  Thanks
FYI....my original 1968 Z28 spare tire's valve stem is 1 5/16" from the rim to the top of stem.  As far as I know the stem and valve cap are original.  The valve cap has a smooth top and has a "S" inside the cap.

Would show my jack date but it wasn't stamped very heavy and you can barely make out a piece of the numbers.
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Ermine White, Red Std. Interior
2nd. Owner, 38,000 miles

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2013, 10:04:53 PM »
Darrell, can you also post a close up picture of the date stamp on the jack rivet? It appears to be 0L which would be November of 1970!

Ed


Ed, you would be correct it is OL..  Honestly I had never thought to look at the date of the jack but for whatever reason my father must have changed or swapped it out for whatever reason.  He is no longer around so I can not ask him.  Thanks for pointing it out though.  Now I know.
Darrell Cook
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1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28

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Re: Original Tire options
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013, 11:41:56 PM »
I noticed that you have the number "26" in grease pencil on the spare tire....do you also have the same number in grease pencil on the firewall and inside the front lower valence panel.  My Z28 has the number "22" inside the spare wheel and the other places mentioned.
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Ermine White, Red Std. Interior
2nd. Owner, 38,000 miles