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  • Avanti82
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    quote:Originally posted by TX Rebel

    I have a NOS Avanti II spare tire...

    Barry'd in Studes
    Barry, did you get my email?

    Steve

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  • bige
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    I had the same problem but I solved it by letting the air out

    Just kidding, of course.


    quote:Originally posted by Thomas63R2

    For those putting a 6.70-15 in the spare tire well: beware that not all repro 6.70-15 tires measure out the same. On my '63 I went with the B.F. Goodrich repros because they would fit under the stock spare tire cover - the Firestone repros had more section width and would not allow the spare tire cover to lay flush with the trunk floor.

    Thomas


    1988 "Beater" Avanti---R5388 @ Macungie 2006

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  • Thomas63R2
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    For those putting a 6.70-15 in the spare tire well: beware that not all repro 6.70-15 tires measure out the same. On my '63 I went with the B.F. Goodrich repros because they would fit under the stock spare tire cover - the Firestone repros had more section width and would not allow the spare tire cover to lay flush with the trunk floor.

    Thomas

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  • 53k
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    quote:Originally posted by Gunslinger

    Nothing bigger than the 6.70-15 on a stock rim will fit in the tire well...at least through 1970 (my car is a '70). I don't know if Avanti Motors ever changed the molds for larger tires. ...
    I don't know when they made the change, but my '83 no longer had the tire well cover flush with the trunk floor. It was attached so the bottom of the cover was level with the trunk floor. A 205x75x15 would fit in the well then, but you no longer had a flat trunk floor. On my '64 even a reproduction 6.70x15 bias tire would not allow the cover to latch. I had a NOS 6.70x15 which I mounted on a stock Avanti rim. It fit, but the cover was still pretty tight.



    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Daytona convertible, '53 Commander Starliner, Museum R-4 engine, '62 Gravely Model L, '72 Gravely Model 430

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  • Jeff_H
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    Here are the details on the early 90s Crown Vic or Grand Marquis spare
    I use with my '53.

    The tire on it is a T125/80R16.

    Its about 5-1/4" wide.

    Tire OD is about 24-1/8" Its smaller OD
    than the 205/75R15's I have on the car. So, definately
    a emergency spare but not super small.

    It will fit on the Stude 11" finned front drums and obviously
    is the same lug pattern. Dunno about fit on any disk brake setups
    but the OEM application would have been disks. The inside ID
    of the rim looks pretty big (16" rim) so it should fit a pretty big disk provided the offset allows it.

    EDIT:

    The T125/80R16 spare on a 16x4" rim was used through '97. For '98
    and later the tire is T145/80D16 on a 16x4.5" rim. So the later cars
    have a little bit bigger/wider spare.



    Jeff in ND

    '53 Champion Hardtop

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  • sbca96
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    Incase of a smaller spare (though a lot more work, and a jack stand is
    needed) put the spare on the front and move a front to the rear, thats
    if the flat is in the REAR of course!

    Tom

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  • Lenny R2
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    I have a donut spare from a 2006 chry its alittle smaller than my 205x75x15 it fits in the spare tire wheel with room to spare.IF you get a smaller diameter tire DO NOT install it on a T.T. rear.

    Lenny
    Atlanta Ga.

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  • Lenny R2
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    I have a donut spare from a 2006 chry its alittle smaller than my 205x75x15 it fits in the spare tire wheel with room to spare.IF you get a smaller diameter tire DO NOT install it on a T.T. rear.

    Lenny
    Atlanta Ga.

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  • TX Rebel
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    I have a NOS Avanti II spare tire...

    Barry'd in Studes

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  • Avanti82
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    Thanks Guys, I am going to start checking eBay and also see if there is a junkyard here in town somewhere.

    Steve

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  • sbca96
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    quote:Originally posted by Avanti82

    Guys,

    I am going to have to buy a spare tire for our Avanti.
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...TOPIC_ID=28087

    Tom

    '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

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  • Jeff_H
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    I have a "thin" spare from a early 90s Crown Vic or Grand Marquis in my '53 trunk so that I have more room in there for coolers, lawn chairs and stuff at shows. I could measure it when I get home. Those have the same bolt pattern as studes and its a 15" tire if I recall so not a mini-donut. Came with a nice fitted carpeted cover too

    Jeff in ND

    '53 Champion Hardtop

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  • Gunslinger
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    Nothing bigger than the 6.70-15 on a stock rim will fit in the tire well...at least through 1970 (my car is a '70). I don't know if Avanti Motors ever changed the molds for larger tires.

    I bought a new, still wrapped space saver spare off Ebay for less than $30 including delivery. It fits the tire well with plenty of space to "spare". There's room left over for manuals, supplies, etc., along with it and makes for a neat trunk with the lid properly latched down.




    Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, cocky and in general a malcontent.

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  • long1776
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    I measured the spare tire well on my 63 Avanti, it's about 195 mm deep. A bias ply 6,70-15 is about 170 mm wide, so you could actually go to a 195/70 tire, and still having it in the well. The diameter of the well poses no problem, it's large enough.

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  • long1776
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    I measured the spare tire well on my 63 Avanti, it's about 195 mm deep. A bias ply 6,70-15 is about 170 mm wide, so you could actually go to a 195/70 tire, and still having it in the well. The diameter of the well poses no problem, it's large enough.

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