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  • #16
    Originally posted by RadioRoy View Post
    What size are the new tires?
    I decided to put 235/75-R15 on it. Comparing theoretical sizes, the 225 gives a 2mph less actual speed than the 7.60-15, and the 235 gives a 2mph greater actual speed. Since this car has the automatic, but no overdrive, I decided on the bigger tire. The two rears that were on it, and rotten, were 235s.

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    • #17
      I would poder coat those rims and that should fix the pitting nicely.
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      • #18
        yeah, your money is better spent on the restoration, as in 5 years time any new tire will be pretty much history. I generally get about 8 years out of mine, then have to toss them.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Trikebldr View Post
          I decided to put 235/75-R15 on it. Comparing theoretical sizes, the 225 gives a 2mph less actual speed than the 7.60-15, and the 235 gives a 2mph greater actual speed. Since this car has the automatic, but no overdrive, I decided on the bigger tire. The two rears that were on it, and rotten, were 235s.
          Good choice, and I wish I had gone with the 235 instead of the 225.

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