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Re: King Carol of Romania's 1937 Packard convertible
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Wow! It certainly looks much better! It is a beautiful car!

Posted on: 2020/5/1 14:46
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Re: Reccomended tires for a 1956 Four Hundred?
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Owen: Gorgeous car, congratulations! One of my favorite Caribbean combos!

Randy: Thanks a lot for taking the time to measure your car's whitewalls.

So... something in between 2 3/4 and 3 1/4 will work great, as I can see on both of your cars!

Thanks a lot!
Victor

Posted on: 2017/3/29 14:10
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Re: Reccomended tires for a 1956 Four Hundred?
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"When all is said and done YOU have to like it. I like the look of wide whites. I also run halogens for safety. I drive a lot and appreciate their advantage. It's your car - enjoy it as you want it to be."

Randy: Yes! But I want it to be as close to the original aspect as possible, while of course I accept the suggestions and understand using more modern lighting and tires.

Your car really looks gorgeous! Can you tell me what size of whitewalls does it have? Is it the Diamond Back with 3" or the extra wide white ones with 3 3/4"?

Thanks!
Victor

Posted on: 2017/3/29 12:27
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Re: Reccomended tires for a 1956 Four Hundred?
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And while at original pics... These two would seem to prove what was the regular white wall size Packard supplied most of their cars with.

For a guy using metric system, like me, how much do you guys think that whitewall measures in inches? Around 3" perhaps?

Thanks,
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Posted on: 2017/3/29 12:19
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Re: Reccomended tires for a 1956 Four Hundred?
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Interesting pics! Same as you, O_D, I think the cars look better with their traditionally sized whitewalls, which don't appear to be too wide, judging by the cars at the end of the showroom.

I had read that the first car to offer the narrow band whitewalls was the 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham. Both of these pics proove it wrong.

Thanks!
victor

Posted on: 2017/3/29 10:49
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Re: Reccomended tires for a 1956 Four Hundred?
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Howard, Randy: Thanks!

What about going bias ply? I have nothing against them, and I think that though they are certainly less of a good driver tire, it would be more of a similar feeling to what the cars felt when new, wouldn't it?

What about the whitewall band width? Is it known what was used originally? Or is there a reccomended width to get?

Thanks again,
Victor

Posted on: 2017/3/28 20:18
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Reccomended tires for a 1956 Four Hundred?
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Hi guys:

Long time, no post. I changed tires a few years ago to my 1956 Four Hundred and did a mistake and went with a smaller size. I am ready to correct it and purchase a 'correct' set.

Can any of you shed some light as to what is the tire size I should look for? I mean both tire size and white wall width.

Also, is there a radial equivalent that would really play the trick and have the original look (size and whitewall)

Thanks,
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Posted on: 2017/3/28 10:49
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Re: 1956 Caribbean hardtop options on a Four Hundred
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Quite the opposite, thank you all for keeping these great forum which is invaluable help!

Posted on: 2016/3/27 16:08
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Re: 1956 Caribbean hardtop options on a Four Hundred
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Wonderful! Thanks, O_D!

Interesting to see an American using metric system... which of course simplifies things for me a lot!

Thanks again,
victor

Posted on: 2016/3/27 9:22
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Re: 1956 Caribbean hardtop options on a Four Hundred
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With my poor english, I can't really picture the part in my mind!

O_D, if I could take your offer to send pics, I would certainly appreciate it.

I guess posting them here would be best as it is several of us talking about it, but if you prefer to email them, my email is: vmilke at nutryplus dot com

Thanks!

Posted on: 2016/3/26 19:13
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