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Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« on: May 27, 2014, 04:34:47 AM »
I would like to put an original WTGT back on my original YH spare wheel for show purposes only!  Please describe how to locate and decode the original date of a Wide Tread GT.  Please post a close up photo, if possible.  Is the date something the judges would count off for, if it were the wrong date for the car?  Is a repop for a spare accepted just as much as an original?

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 10:19:05 AM »
may 68 build date 

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2014, 10:21:47 AM »
I got all 5 OE's----let me know if you want all the codes or resized pics.

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 01:21:36 PM »
may 68 build date 

What was the DOT code, Jano?   Your images weren't sufficient resolution to read it.....
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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 04:17:02 PM »
Wont be able to get to my laptop until tomorrow....however seems like we had this conservation last year around this time. I sent all 5 tires pics to Ed B (among other #s) for the data base. Really for this purpose.

Perhaps if he gets a chance he can post them ,I have no problem with that. If not, I'll re size them and get them posted tomorrow. If you do a little searching on this site Bryan, there is posts how to decipher ,going to see if I can't dig that up--steve.

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 04:20:12 PM »
search "Tire Decoding ?"

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014, 04:26:47 PM »
I found the old Goodyear date code system on the SAAC forum at:     (copied from Shelby forum)   steve
http://saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1939.0

First digit
66=M/Z
67=K/Y
68=L/T
69=J/U
70=E/W
71=H/X
72=G/S

Second digit
Months are (from 1, Jan, to 12, Dec) T,U,F,S,Y,N,P,A,C,K,E,R


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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2014, 04:42:18 PM »
found it

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014, 04:59:00 PM »
LS053C1........1968    April   plant GAD ?

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 06:18:16 AM »
Thanks Steve, Those charts help out a lot.  Would you please make the photo of the tire a little larger.  It would help me learn if I could compare the tire to the chart, and other tires.  Looks as if there will be a definite need for a pocket chart for the swap meets.  Thank you for your time and effort!

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014, 11:26:46 AM »
Anyone have a similar decoding reference for Firestone?
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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 12:03:41 PM »
The more I look at the chart, the more confused it becomes. I have a G-Y Polyglass F70-14. The numbers go like this: MDLD  Y4A173 . I do believe it was an aftermarket replacement tire and not an OEM tire because it has "blem" stamped in the sidewall.  I also have an old BFG Tiger Paw and a couple of "stones" Super Sports I would like IDed as well if there is info.
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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 12:15:17 PM »
tried cleaning it up some

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2014, 01:02:40 PM »
Pre 70 OE's should be in the above 7 digit format.

Some good readings concerning these era tires on the Shelby forum ,search around a bit. I have not read in depth on the subject, just enough to decipher year and month for my tires, which I already knew were original to the car.

This being somewhat rare, I will in the near future post better images of all 5.

Per P.O.P and NCRS production date on my Z  was May 1, as I began documenting all my date codes I have been somewhat surprised how close to production the parts match eg; tires April, Engine 4/23   Rear end 4/24  Trans 3/21  etc...

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Re: Original GOODYEAR E70-15 Wide Tread GT, Date Code?
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2014, 01:06:40 PM »
lots of people who don't work on cell phones