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

'bluehealey' bluehealey at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 15:02:59 MST 2014

It is a fair point you make John.
I had to remove the wooden block from the rear bulkhead to get the spare under
the boot lid. That is because although the tyre diameter is very close to an
original 5.90 size the width on my my 5" rims is greater.
But then the appearance in the wheel arch was more important to me than the
appearance in the boot <grin>.

AlanB - iPhone message.

> On 7 Nov 2014, at 19:54, JOHN BAHE SR <johnbahesr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
>> http://www.team.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=114
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>> From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Ron
>> Davies
>> 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
>> 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
>> mileage.
>> Much appreciated.
>> Sincerely,
>> Ron Davies
>> Orange Co.
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