[Healeys] more questions on the right tires for a 67 BJ8
JOHN BAHE SR
johnbahesr at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 12:54:58 MST 2014
The picture sure tells a story, but I wonder if this tire could possibly
fit in the trunk (boot) as intended. I have a 1966 BJ8 that has Dayton 60
spoke rims that are 41/2 inches wide; the tires are 165x15 F560 Firestones
that are 25.43 inches in diameter. This tire fits the trunk in the correct
location just barely. The 180x15 tire is 26.80 in diameter and wider than
the Firestone. I do not see how this tire that is 1 inch larger in
diameter could fit the boot location as intended. If it does not make any
difference if this larger tire fits the boot than I am sure it is a great
Just a thought,
On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Bluehealey <bluehealey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Ron.
> Since price is not an issue for your 12 year consumer durables, then
> everything you need to know is right here.
> (______________ Alan Bromfield_______________)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Ron
> Sent: 06 November 2014 22:55
> To: healeys at autox.team.net
> Subject: [Healeys] more questions on the right tires for a 67 BJ8
> Apparently the moderator said I sent this question from a non-recognized
> email so I'm trying again. Sorry if it gets repeated.
> I have Dayton 72 spoke 15x5 type 457F on my 67 BJ8.
> My Michelins are ZX 175 R 15 and are 12 years old and are no longer made.
> There is no middle number like "60". I see some cracking now on one tire.
> I understand many are happy with Vredsteins (sp) and I went on their site
> but they do not list Healey as a choice.
> Does anyone with a BJ8 Mk III and Daytons have a recommendation on size and
> type/model of Vredstein or any other tire? Especially the "modern" 3
> like "175-60-15". Do we still put tubes in the "tubeless" tires?
> Looking over the listserve I saw recommendations for Vred 185-70-15, Eagel
> 195-65-15, and Michelin XAS in 180-15.
> I'm looking mostly for a comfort and safety than performance, price or
> Much appreciated.
> Ron Davies
> Orange Co.
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