[Healeys] more questions on the right tires for a 67 BJ8
michael.oritt at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 19:27:18 MST 2014
I can't speak to the boot of a BJ8 but the Michelin XAS 180-15 squeezed
into the spare tire pocket of my BN! though admittedly it was a tight fit
and I helped things along with a laundry bag.
On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 5:02 PM, bluehealey <bluehealey at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is a fair point you make John.
> I had to remove the wooden block from the rear bulkhead to get the spare
> the boot lid. That is because although the tyre diameter is very close to
> 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
> in the trunk (boot) as intended. I have a 1966 BJ8 that has Dayton 60
> rims that are 41/2 inches wide; the tires are 165x15 F560 Firestones that
> 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
> fit the boot location as intended. If it does not make any difference if
> 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>
> >> 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
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> >> 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
> >> There is no middle number like "60". I see some cracking now on one
> >> I understand many are happy with Vredsteins (sp) and I went on their
> >> 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,
> >> 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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