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BULLITT65

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Re: 14" tires are hard to find these days
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2016, 09:09:10 PM »
Good thing I quoted you or nobody would have seen it...  8)

I see what you are saying with the font. My Z came with both BFG's (original owner ran them in the 80's)and a reproduction set of the Goodyear wide tread GT. I decided on running the wide tread, since the rest of the car was pretty much stock. I do like the good year eagle RWL, I think if I had bought my uncles 4 speed 80 Corvette, I would have run the Goodyear Eagle GT RWL.
It seems like BITD, (80's) more chevy guys ran BFG's and Ford guys ran the Goodyear RWL. Anybody else notice that?

I liked the Goodyears since they had more of a squared off profile, and the BFG's always looked a little rounded/curved or like a bubble on the side wall. Just my 2 cents :)
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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Re: 14" tires are hard to find these days
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2016, 01:23:30 PM »
Mike-
Make sure to post some pictures with the new tires.

If I was showing the car I would have gone with a set of F-70 bias ply, maybe even whitewalls as the car is a convertible cruiser more than a muscle car.
I almost went with the white stripe Polyglas, but decided on the RWL since that's the way my Dad had the car set up 'back in the day'.  He said people used to look at the car and wonder why they were on a no-stripes, no-spoilers car with full wheel covers.  I think it gives the car a more muscular look, and maybe hints that it isn't a base 327 under the hood.


Now, anybody remember the old GT Qualifiers?  I rocked them on rally wheels when I was back in high school (mid-late 80's).  I thought they were awesome, although technically I think they were "totally awesome" at the time.  Looking back, those letters were BIG!



Here's the only picture I have with the BFG TAs on the car:
68 L30/M20 Convertible, Ash Gold
N10, F41, N34, Z21, ZJ9, Z87, D55, G80, P01, U17

mikefam

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Re: 14" tires are hard to find these days
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2016, 12:51:37 AM »
I'll get some pictures the next time it comes out of the garage.

Mike.
68 Convertible w/327 275hp donor engine from a 67 Impala and TH350

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Re: 14" tires are hard to find these days
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2016, 05:01:48 PM »
Mike-
Make sure to post some pictures with the new tires.

Here's a few pics. The tires aren't much different than what I took off which was a set of off brand rwl radials but the the old ones were 215's rather than 225's and I can't remember if they were 70 profile or 60 profile.
68 Convertible w/327 275hp donor engine from a 67 Impala and TH350

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Re: 14" tires are hard to find these days
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2016, 05:04:36 PM »
I don't know why the photos all posted as rotated sideways but if you right click and choose view image they are oriented correctly.

Mike.
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Re: 14" tires are hard to find these days
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2016, 05:33:00 PM »
I like the final look . Great color combination of the white and burgundy really tie into the sidewall lettering.

I await (BillOhio) burgundy Z finished pics, I think that color really displays well on the Camaro.
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: 14" tires are hard to find these days
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2016, 09:09:37 PM »
That color is Ford dark toreador red that you see on a lot of late model F-150 pickup trucks. The car was originally cordovan maroon with the deluxe parchment interior and white top. The interior is now deluxe parchment and the paint is close to cordovan but it pops a lot better.

Mike.
68 Convertible w/327 275hp donor engine from a 67 Impala and TH350