Hello and welcome to Packard Motor Car Information! If you're new here, please register for a free account.  
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who is Online
41 user(s) are online (34 user(s) are browsing Forums)

Members: 1
Guests: 40

Wat_Tyler, more...
Helping out...
PackardInfo is a free resource for Packard Owners that is completely supported by user donations. If you can help out, that would be great!

Donate via PayPal
Video Content
Visit PackardInfo.com YouTube Playlist

Donate via PayPal



(1) 2 3 4 ... 6 »

Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#1
Home away from home
Home away from home

IrishPackard
See User information

Attach file:



jpg  (113.42 KB)
1195_4dacaa2a11bcc.jpg 1280X960 px

Posted on: 2011/4/18 16:17
Pat Feeney,
Galway,
Rep. of Ireland.
1934 PACKARD 1101 CLUB SEDAN
1932 DODGE BROTHERS DK8
1927 BUICK MASTER
1923 Model T Tourer
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#2
Home away from home
Home away from home

PackardV8
See User information
quote:
" called Diamond Back Tires, they only do a 750x17 full ww radial, they tell me its 33 1/2 inches tall, there is no way it will fit in the wheel arches."

Thus far we only know what u don't like.
Specifically, what size are u looking for????? WWW tyres or black walls or maybe green walls or orange walls or what kind of wall????

Posted on: 2011/4/18 16:27
VAPOR LOCK demystified: See paragraph SEVEN of PMCC documentaion as listed in post #11 of the following thread:f
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... ewtopic.php?topic_id=7245
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#3
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Jim
See User information
Hi Pat!

Was just thinking the other day we hadn't seen you here in a while. Neat picture! Love the Chicago Typewriter!

I too have had mixed results with Lesters. I say mixed because my experience with a particular design of 7.00 X 16's on my '39 was terribly poor. The car wandered and had awful road manners. This was solved with the installation of a set of original WW Firestone's from Coker Tire. Conversely, there is a set of 6.50 X 16's on my '40 that are a bit aged, show no signs of cracking, and handle perfectly. Perhaps, the newer Lesters are not the quality of the older ones? I don't know.

You might go to the Coker Tire website and have a look around.

Jim

Posted on: 2011/4/18 16:49
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#4
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Owen_Dyneto
See User information
I'm not aware of any 7:00x17 radials that match size with the original 6-ply tires, or the current 6-ply repro tires.

Options in bias ply other than Lester are Bedford Cord and Firestone. Bedford Cords have a great of-the-era appearance and are favored by many, especially the Concours crowd, though the touring crowd seems to mostly go on Lesters and problems seen few and far between. I've had two sets of Lesters on my 34 over the course of the last 40 years; tread wear or tire failure never an issue, it's mostly just my concern about the age of the tires. I've averaged about 20,000 miles out of a set before I think about replacement, though again it's age, not wear. What inflation pressures have you been using? I use 34 psi cold.

With the current ones now almost 20 years old, I'm leaning toward Bedford Cord mostly for a more authentic appearance. And I'm thinking about blackwalls.

PS - using the Twelve size (7:50x17x6 ply) on an Eight or Super Eight rim is probably a bad idea for more than just the fender clearance, etc. The Twelve wheel had a double-rolled bead for extra strength which your wheels don't have. and the spoking is more robust; there are some horror stories of folks who have tried that.

Road manners are of course a combination of a lot more than tires, but I'm curious about your Irish roads - I've driven on them in rentals and seem to recall they were pretty damn good.

Posted on: 2011/4/18 16:57
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#5
Home away from home
Home away from home

West Peterson
See User information
The Bedford tire is a very nice looking tire for that age of car. I like the looks much, much better than the Lesters, both in black and in white. We put Michelins on the speedster, but I don't think they have a reputation for being a long-lasting tire, although they handle wonderfully.

Posted on: 2011/4/18 19:05
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#6
Home away from home
Home away from home

Ken Sadler
See User information
Quote:

Owen_Dyneto wrote:


With the current ones now almost 20 years old, I'm leaning toward Bedford Cord mostly for a more authentic appearance. And I'm thinking about blackwalls.


.


We touched on this the other day and I did a bit of "photoshopping" on my car to see what blackwalls would look like and, like you, I'm getting to like the idea a bit. Someone said last week that whitewalls on a car thats supposed to be a sports car is like putting ballet shoes on a football player and that got me thinking.

Mine have plenty of life in them yet so it will be a while before I change them. I've spent 3 weekends removing 10 coats of white paint from my sidewalls and applying a new smooth coat so they look a bit better.

Irishpackard,

Dia dhuit! Sorry for hijacking your post. I'm planning a trip to the emerald later this year to see where my great granny came from (Athlone). Would be great to meet you for the craic and have a shufty at your car!

Posted on: 2011/4/19 2:24
1930 Deluxe 8 745 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
See me in the Registry
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#7
Home away from home
Home away from home

PackardV8
See User information
Quote:
"I am sick of replacing the Lesters (they just don't seem to like Irish roads),.."

Specifically what happens???? Do the current tires rupture, blow out, tear, fly off of the rims, cause shimmy or unenven wear, car wanders all over the road, can't keep them balanced or won't ballance, uneven wear patterns or what????

Posted on: 2011/4/19 6:14
VAPOR LOCK demystified: See paragraph SEVEN of PMCC documentaion as listed in post #11 of the following thread:f
http://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/mod ... ewtopic.php?topic_id=7245
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#8
Home away from home
Home away from home

IrishPackard
See User information

Posted on: 2011/4/19 16:21
Pat Feeney,
Galway,
Rep. of Ireland.
1934 PACKARD 1101 CLUB SEDAN
1932 DODGE BROTHERS DK8
1927 BUICK MASTER
1923 Model T Tourer
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#9
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Owen_Dyneto
See User information
Now THAT is a terrible tire experience. When I had a complaint with a collector tire I bought from Kelsey's Tire, they offered to reimburse me for the expenses to dismount one and ship it back to them for examination, and ultimately made good on the entire set. Lester should do no less! Shame on them if they don't!!

Posted on: 2011/4/19 17:23
 Top  Print 
 


Re: Tires, no biased answers or radical suggestions please!
#10
Home away from home
Home away from home

IrishPackard
See User information
Hi,

Attached are some images showing tyre crown seperation from the carcass and a white line that appeared on the edge of another tyre not long after it was fitted.

The tyres are always properly inflated and as the car is used weekly, the seperation is not due to flat spots while sitting.

Its just too expensive to return the tyres!

Regards,

Pat.

Attach file:



jpg  (73.30 KB)
1195_4daea7e105c10.jpg 1280X960 px

jpg  (48.29 KB)
1195_4daea7f319181.jpg 1280X960 px

jpg  (61.25 KB)
1195_4daea804870d4.jpg 1280X960 px

Posted on: 2011/4/20 4:34
Pat Feeney,
Galway,
Rep. of Ireland.
1934 PACKARD 1101 CLUB SEDAN
1932 DODGE BROTHERS DK8
1927 BUICK MASTER
1923 Model T Tourer
 Top  Print 
 




(1) 2 3 4 ... 6 »




Search
Recent Photos
20210619_101112.jpg (12/28/2021)
20210619_101112.jpg
executive (12/28/2021)
executive
F6A67A34-B4E9-402E-B250-BDB80... (11/06/2021)
F6A67A34-B4E9-402E-B250-BDB80...
Photo of the Day
1919 PACKARD TRUCK AT LOADING DOCK-B&W
Recent Registry
Website Comments or Questions?? Click Here Copyright 2006-2021, PackardInfo.com All Rights Reserved