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enio45

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69Z orig goodyear tires
« on: November 11, 2006, 05:05:11 PM »
I'm going to look at a set of orig 69Z goodyear tires - are to be new takeoffs from 1969.  To be certain - can anyone pls advise what to look for.  I can also use help on the production information that is also molded into the tires.  I believe they were all Nylon?

Looking for advise to be sure......
Eddie  Montini
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william

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Re: 69Z orig goodyear tires
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 07:23:48 PM »
Yup; E70 x 15 Wide Tread GT with "NYLON" molded into the side wall.

I believe repros are "POLYESTER"

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Re: 69Z orig goodyear tires
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 07:28:07 PM »
Thanks - is there somewhere on the web that shows the decoding of the production numbers that are molded into the tire?
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JohnZ

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Re: 69Z orig goodyear tires
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006, 04:56:14 PM »
The DOT number was required starting in 1969 or so, but there was no fully-standardized format until 1971; the last three numbers are the production date - the first two are the week of the year, and the last is the year. In any event, if they're 1969 tires, you certainly don't want to drive on them.
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enio45

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Re: 69Z orig goodyear tires
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2006, 06:53:08 PM »
Thanks john...here is a sampleof one of the production dates  UK055A4

how would you translate this?
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Re: 69Z orig goodyear tires
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2006, 05:00:44 PM »
That doesn't conform to the DOT standardized format, so there's no way of knowing; manufacturers were free to have their own proprietary format prior to 1971, and I don't have those early codes.
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