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    Well, those 185/70R14 Michelins were on there for twenty years. Not that they were bad, they still had about a 16th and a half tread, But I was going to get new tires after moving to Arizona where the pavement is hotter than heck. I had been watching for Michelin 14’s to go on sale for years but never saw the right size. Anyway Fletcher Tire here had 175/65R14 out for only $79 a tire, and rated at 90K miles. So I got 4 and put them on. It looked a bit goofy the first couple days but anyone who had never seen her with the one inch bigger tires would never know. The other reason I was thinking about a little smaller tire was as long as I owned it if you turned the steering wheel full to the right the tire rubbed slightly on the fender every now and then if the bumps were just right. So with that new VDO speedometer that I had to sand out the hole a little bit to get it in there, I figure it safer as well. The little tires will make 50 look like 55,  so I will drive slower. Smile


    To the guy who was thinking of converting to a elec. fuel pump, I recommend the Napa P4070, or like that, which is made by Carter, as long as your floats are good.  Its a continuous pumper but maxes out at only 7psi, so you dont need any of those restrictors. About $70.

    Randy in Chandler Arizona, great B-bopp'in teritory. I must have the only one in the country made by Rich Industries in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on a 1986 Ford Cortina (english ford escort) It's a 1600cc straight four cylinder front engne, 4 speed, changed from right side driver to left side with several shafts and u-joints. BEBOP because I once had an MGB with license plate MG-BEPOP in Virginia.

    Paul Mossberg


    VERY glad you bought new tires BeBop.


    Twenty year old tires may have “looked good,” but they were VERY unsafe and were an accident waiting to happen.


    Take a read through this thread….



    PMOSSBERG2012-08-08 16:25:04

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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