[Healeys] more questions on the right tires for a 67 BJ8

JOHN BAHE SR johnbahesr at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 14:30:55 MST 2014

Sounds like you solved your problem;  The 185/70/15 Vredestein is actually
smaller in diameter than my 165/15.  The 187/70/15 is 25.24 inches overall
diameter and my Firestone F560 is 25.43 inches, however your rim is much
wider than mine.


On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 3:21 PM, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:

> My 6in. Dayton rim with 185/70-15 tire spare fits in the boot of my BJ8,
> but just barely.  I had to remove the wood block that anchors the wheel on
> the rear bulkhead and, of course, I can't strap it down but the boot lid
> just clears and the wheel never moves even in spirited driving (esp. with
> all the spare parts, tools, oil, etc. I cram in there).
> Not concours, to be sure, but neither are my tire and wheel selection, and
> the car is taken on very long distance trips where having a spare tire is
> essential (I carry plugs and an inflater as extra insurance).
> Bob
> ------------------------------
> 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
> choice !!
> Just a thought,
> John

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