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paceme

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2007, 05:07:04 PM »
That tire was made in 69. BTW they do not reproduce these F 70 14 Tiger Paws. What is amazing about this tire is that the don't seem to  dry rot. They wore out very quickly, not a very high mileage tire, even for standards back then.
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2007, 06:59:36 AM »
This spare says Dynacor Rayon on the white letter side and Dynacor Rayon Tubeless on the black side.  Date code is YAO143, but I don't know how to read it.
Does the tire say DOT on it?
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2007, 12:06:35 PM »
Kurt,  There is a small DOT in the center of the tire looking like this:
LOAD RANGE   B          DOT          MAX  LOAD.......
Thats the only one on it, but it's not near the Dynacor Rayon wording.  If I am able to post a pic, I will.   
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2007, 06:48:37 PM »
We have 11 NOS 7.35 x 15" Good Year red line Power cushions, all non-DOT and none of them are dry rotted.  All are in mint shape.

Very hard tire to find!

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2007, 08:55:01 PM »
Jerry are those redlines for the 67Z?
67Z/28,67RSZ/28,71SS454CHEVELLE.

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2007, 09:04:28 PM »
Yes they are but none are for sale at this time.

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2007, 12:35:49 AM »
We have 11 NOS 7.35 x 15" Good Year red line Power cushions, all non-DOT and none of them are dry rotted.  All are in mint shape.

Very hard tire to find!

JM

Are those style tires being repo'd yet? I would like to get a set for my 67.
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2007, 02:08:28 PM »
I talked to Kelsey, they said Polyglas with no size on tire was correct for 69 SS. My spare is a Polyglas, but white stripe (04A). Is the Wide Tread and not the polyglas the correct tire for 69 SS for raised white letters? What about optional tires like PL5 (standard on SS?), PY4 (white stripe, fiberglass belt=Polyglass?). I need new tires and want raised letters but also want the correct tires.
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2008, 07:06:31 PM »
So is it a consensus that, of the available tires, THIS tire below is the one that we want to purchase and not the tire with just "Polyglas" (no size) on it?


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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2008, 12:44:29 AM »
I think it is an Urban Mith in the making that Polyglas was not availible on 1969 model Camaros. My original spare is a Polyglas. I have takled to Kelsey who make both Wide Tread and Polyglas tires and they say Polyglas N/S is correct for 1969. The internet info I have read says Polyglas was on 1969 cars (and Mustangs) . ???
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2008, 05:20:38 PM »
F70 x 14 fiberglass belted RWL tires [option PL4] became available as a 69 Camaro option as of the 1 April 1969 ordering info. Considering order lead time it is unlikely a Camaro built prior to 1 May 1969 could have had them as original equipment. Most OE tires were poor in those days so it was not at all unusual to immediately upgrade tires while the car was new. The only way to know for sure is original paperwork.

Incidentally the only documented '69 Camaro known to have been built with PL4 tires is a COPO and it has Firestones.

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« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2008, 05:33:43 PM »
Well, I think I'm going to go with the Wide-Tread GT F70-14.  If it was on the '69 Pace Car, at least it looks like they were being used.

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2008, 11:26:48 PM »
The words: Never use Polyglas for 1969 are misleading:  GM ordered something like 270,000 polyglas tires for the model year 1970.  They placed the order in Feb of 1969.  It is impossible for Goodyear to ramp up production instantaenously for the 70 model year.  There were lots of Mustangs riding on Poly glass in 69.  Fact is that GM likely received delivery of lots of Polyglas tires prior to finishing the model year.  I have Goodyear Polyglas on my May 69 pacecar and love it when someone says they NEVER came with them.  The more you know the less clear it all becomes!
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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2008, 11:30:22 PM »
Well I'm definitely getting more confused!

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Re: Firestone or Goodyear F70-14 tires
« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2008, 11:54:47 PM »
Nothing to be confused about. PL4 tires became optional 1 April; a May-built Z11 could have been built with Good Year Polyglas tires. With the late intro PL4 was a fairly rare option, probably 2-3% of production. Divide that small number among 3 brands and it is possible only a few hundred had Good Years.

I have to point out at this time there is no documented '69 Camaro known to have been built with Good Year Polyglas tires.