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lcmc

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1969 spare wheel
« on: April 20, 2006, 02:12:25 AM »
If a car came with rally wheels was the spare also a rally? I have an original car but not sure if the wheels are. They are correct coded rallys but the spare wheel is a steel wheel with body color.
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william

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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 03:01:11 AM »
All 5 wheel/tire assemblies matched unless the car was ordered with N65 space-saver spare, available only with 14" wheels.

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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 06:41:57 PM »
My '69 RS has all 5 original 14" rally wheels.  At one time, I verified that the code, on all 5 of the Kelsey Hayes ralleys, was the same. Can't seem to find that info right now.  Guess I'll have to note it again next time one of the wheel is off the car.

As an aside, when I bought the car in 1991, it actually had what may have been one of the original tires on the spare in the trunk, a Goodyear Polyglas E7014.  That tire is still the spare tire in the trunk to this day.  Hope I never have a flat, as I would not want to have to consider the use of that tire.  The tires that I have on the car are repro Polyglas E7014's to match the one in the trunk.  If not the original tire, looks good.
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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006, 11:36:20 PM »
E70 x 14 tires were never available as original equipment on a 1969 Camaro.

The standard size [non-SS or Z/28] was E78 x 14; F70 x 14 optional.

SS cars had F70 x 14 as the standard size; several varieties were optional.

Z/28s and COPOs also equipped with 9737 used E70 x 15. There were no 15" tire options.

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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2006, 12:01:32 AM »
What were the optional tire sizes for an SS?
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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 12:55:59 AM »
Only F70-14 was available, but you could get them in blackwall, redline, and a few white letter variaties.
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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 05:44:32 PM »
What would be the correct P-Metric equivalents for E78x14 and F70x14?
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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006, 10:14:35 PM »
Looks to me like E78x14 is today's P205/70 R14 and the F70x14 is today's P215/70 R14; 8 inch wide and 8.5 inch wide (approx) tires.

From the following link:  http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/chevylist/tech/tire_size_conversion.htm

Assuming that I am reading the chart correctly - not the most intuitive thing.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2006, 10:18:58 PM by rich69rs »
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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2006, 07:23:36 PM »
Here is a cute little tire caculator:
Tire Caculator

It won't give you the old format, but it can compare different tire sizes.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2006, 07:25:26 PM by Pacecarjeff »

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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2006, 03:58:35 AM »
Would a 69 SS equipped with 14"x 7" wheels come with a 14"x6" spare wheel? What color would the spare wheel be?

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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006, 05:05:29 PM »
Would a 69 SS equipped with 14"x 7" wheels come with a 14"x6" spare wheel? What color would the spare wheel be?

John

All 5 wheel/tire assemblies matched unless the car was ordered with N65 space-saver spare, available only with 14" wheels.

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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 03:40:51 AM »
is this true as far as the 5 all match - including the optional SS wheels as well?
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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 03:49:18 AM »
Yes.
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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 03:51:01 AM »
William,

My understanding is that any '69 Camaros ordered with the 4-wheel disk brakes also included the 15" rallye wheel (or it was a mandatory associated option?)  I assume this would even be true with the one 6-cyl Camaro that was supposedly ordered with the 4-wh disks?

E70 x 14 tires were never available as original equipment on a 1969 Camaro.

The standard size [non-SS or Z/28] was E78 x 14; F70 x 14 optional.

SS cars had F70 x 14 as the standard size; several varieties were optional.

Z/28s and COPOs also equipped with 9737 used E70 x 15. There were no 15" tire options.
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Re: 1969 spare wheel
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 03:52:49 AM »
Kurt, thansk for your time

 thanks for the advise- -now i  need 5 of the ss wheels dated nov of 68!
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