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    I just found out that a 225/75x15 tire doesn't fit in the spare tire well. RATS! Anyway, what do you wagon guys do, just leave it in the back on the spare tire cover?

    Chip
    Chip
    '63 Cruiser
    '57 Packard wagon
    '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
    '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

  • #2
    Haven't got that far yet but a maybe tire may be an option. A maybe tire is one of those small throw aways. Many years ago when I was young we called them Maybe tires as in maybe it will make it maybe it will not!

    1956 Studebaker Pelham Wagon Houston, Texas
    Remember, \"When all is said and done. More is always said then ever done.\"

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    • #3
      I know several people that use those small temporary spares in their Studebakers. I am talking about the small high pressure type, not the inflatable type. A friend has one in his Avanti just to give more storage room. Some new cars no longer come with any spare.

      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
      Gary L.
      Wappinger, NY

      SDC member since 1968
      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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      • #4
        I carry a cell phone and a AAA card.
        Works for me.

        63 Avanti R1 2788
        1914 Stutz Bearcat
        (George Barris replica)

        Washington State
        63 Avanti R1 2788
        1914 Stutz Bearcat
        (George Barris replica)

        Washington State

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        • #5
          Temporary spares from late-model RWD Furds and Chisylers have that 5 on 4 1/2 pattern, and they are narrow enough to fit any wheelwell. I have 4 of them on my project, for rollers.

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          • #6
            Don't put any air in it and it will fit.

            '50 Champion, 1 family owner

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            • #7
              I guess it's a little too late to tell you, that you should be running no more than P205X75R15 or P215X75R15's and you would not have that problem!

              quote:Originally posted by raoul5788

              I just found out that a 225/75x15 tire doesn't fit in the spare tire well. RATS! Anyway, what do you wagon guys do, just leave it in the back on the spare tire cover?Chip
              StudeRich
              Studebakers Northwest
              Ferndale, WA
              StudeRich
              Second Generation Stude Driver,
              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

                I guess it's a little too late to tell you, that you should be running no more than P205X75R15 or P215X75R15's and you would not have that problem!

                quote:Originally posted by raoul5788

                I just found out that a 225/75x15 tire doesn't fit in the spare tire well. RATS! Anyway, what do you wagon guys do, just leave it in the back on the spare tire cover?Chip
                StudeRich
                Studebakers Northwest
                Ferndale, WA

                The wagons had 7.60x15's originally. The 225's are the equivalent.
                Chip
                '63 Cruiser
                '57 Packard wagon
                '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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                • #9
                  The Stude. Parts Catalog in the speedo. pinion chart, shows 57L having 7.10X15 tires =P215X75R15. They do have 15X 5.5 in. wide rims though, the widest rim on any Stude. or Stude/Packard.

                  The '58 Packards use 7.50/8.00 X14 tires on 5.5" X 14 Rims.

                  quote:The wagons had 7.60x15's originally. The 225's are the equivalent.

                  StudeRich
                  Studebakers Northwest
                  Ferndale, WA
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

                    The Stude. Parts Catalog in the speedo. pinion chart, shows 57L having 7.10X15 tires =P215X75R15. They do have 15X 5.5 in. wide rims though, the widest rim on any Stude. or Stude/Packard.

                    The '58 Packards use 7.50/8.00 X14 tires on 5.5" X 14 Rims.

                    quote:The wagons had 7.60x15's originally. The 225's are the equivalent.

                    StudeRich
                    Studebakers Northwest
                    Ferndale, WA
                    It does say 7.10 there, but that's the only place it says that. All other listings that I can find show a 7.60x15. I suspect they were going to use a 7.10 and changed it, or that's a misprint.



                    Chip
                    '63 Cruiser daily driver
                    '57 Packard wagon almost on the road!
                    Chip
                    '63 Cruiser
                    '57 Packard wagon
                    '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                    '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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                    • #11
                      The 1957 Salesmen's Data Book shows 6.70X15 standard and 7.10X15 optional for a Broadmoor. I can't imagine the 1957 Packard wagon having anything larger than a 7.10X15 standard. 1957 Studebaker brochure PD 1012 lists 6.7X15 standard for V8s except for the Classic which has 7.10X15 standard. The 1958 Salesmen's Data Book lists 8.00X14 tires standard for the Packard wagon with no options available (like 7.10X15 for a Provincial wagon).

                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by studegary

                        The 1957 Salesmen's Data Book shows 6.70X15 standard and 7.10X15 optional for a Broadmoor. I can't imagine the 1957 Packard wagon having anything larger than a 7.10X15 standard. 1957 Studebaker brochure PD 1012 lists 6.7X15 standard for V8s except for the Classic which has 7.10X15 standard. The 1958 Salesmen's Data Book lists 8.00X14 tires standard for the Packard wagon with no options available (like 7.10X15 for a Provincial wagon).

                        Gary L.
                        Wappinger, NY

                        SDC member since 1968
                        Studebaker enthusiast much longer
                        The 1957 supplemental workshop book lists 7.60's, as does the promotional booklet I have.



                        Chip
                        '63 Cruiser daily driver
                        '57 Packard wagon almost on the road!
                        Chip
                        '63 Cruiser
                        '57 Packard wagon
                        '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                        '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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