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Theo Whitmont
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Username: old_mate

Post Number: 89
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Thursday, 16 June, 2022 - 10:40:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi all

GYD15 has not had new tyres for man years and the time has come.

She has Dunlop wire wheels 19 inch x 4.5 inch as indicated on the 1936 Sales Card.



Noting that she does get driven every 10 days or so, is there a decent (not too noisy) all rounder tyre that I should look for?

Any ideas or issues I should be considering when purchasing tyres?

Many thanks in advance
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 2353
Registered: 04-2016
Posted on Friday, 17 June, 2022 - 11:09:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Theo.
I fitted similar Dunlopís to my 1925 Chevrolet Superior K about 4 years ago.
They have been perfect.
These were from Antique Tyres in Victoria.
Shipped direct to me with 4 new tubes.
Just change them like doing a large bicycle tyre.
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JonasTrachsel
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Posted on Saturday, 18 June, 2022 - 01:00:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I have done quite some research on tyres suitable for 20/25 HP cars and came to the decision that the best choice are Excelsior Stahl Sport. Dunlop 6.00 x 19 are dangerously low on load capacity for our cars, so I was forced 18 years ago to fit 6.50 /7.00x19 Dunlop Fort tyres when the Excelsiors were not yet available. These are too big, scraping on full lock on the front wings. They are considerably heavier than the Excelsiors. I have no connection with Excelsior except as a satisfied customer.

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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 2354
Registered: 04-2016
Posted on Saturday, 18 June, 2022 - 22:55:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

What is the tare or kerb weight of the car Theo?
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Theo Whitmont
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Username: old_mate

Post Number: 90
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Sunday, 19 June, 2022 - 16:28:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Patrick,

1960kg according to her rego papers.

Cheers.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 2355
Registered: 04-2016
Posted on Sunday, 19 June, 2022 - 19:11:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Theo.
Dunlop do a few different rated tyres like this.

Antique tyres can confirm the correct load rating you need.
Ask for Mitchell if you call them.
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Theo Whitmont
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Username: old_mate

Post Number: 91
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Monday, 20 June, 2022 - 16:54:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Patrick,

I managed to speak to Mitch who was very helpful. Looks like the tyres are a 600/19 which unsurprisingly are out of stock :-(

Mitch suggested that the only manufacturers of this size are Firestone.

Not sure if there are any other leads out there.

I'll keep hunting.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 2356
Registered: 04-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 - 04:18:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

A friend of mine fitted these Firestone to his 1929 Chevrolet Theo.
I felt they are a better tyre than the Dunlop, however I had already fitted mine.
You canít go wrong with them.
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Theo Whitmont
Experienced User
Username: old_mate

Post Number: 92
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 - 00:16:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks for your advice Patrick - much appreciated.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 2357
Registered: 04-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 - 18:41:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Anytime Theo.
This type of tyre is hard to get in any brand.
I did really like the walls and tread pattern of the Firestone very much. It suited the car very well.

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