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« on: February 05, 2012, 06:39:57 AM »

There is a supplier of Goodyear E70 tires on the net, can someone suggest more suppliers and recommend where the best deal is?

Appreciate your help,

Mike

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 07:14:31 AM »

I'm not sure which vendor you saw? Kelsey Tire is the main distributor. Pretty much everyone gets them from there and marks them up. You can expect to pay around $300 for each tire by the time they are delivered.  You might get deal if you can pick them up at a big show. I know they go to Tulsa every year.

The real question is big or small letters?


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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 07:42:14 AM »

And be careful in mounting them.  The rubber compound on the Kelseys is cheap and the goop the tire mounting and balancing places, like Discount Tire, have they rub around the bead will penetrate and score the tires, and it is impossible to get the marks out of the sidewall.  They must be flushed immediately with clean water to wash the goop off or they will be scared.

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 09:47:12 AM »

Clueless here about tire mounting, but could you request some other type of 'goop' be used, such as dish detergent or similar lubricant?

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 10:16:17 AM »

The other supplier is Branda.  And Pete whether small or large letter is pretty straight forward on your website and much appreciated.

Thanks everyone,

Mike

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 12:31:32 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 01:46:12 PM »

Clueless here about tire mounting, but could you request some other type of 'goop' be used, such as dish detergent or similar lubricant?

That would be the way to go, and I will tell them next time.  I have used the same shop and their "goop" for mounting Coker, Firestone SuperSports, BFG Silvertowns, and Diamondback repro type tires and none of them got messed up the way the Kelseys did.  So I do wonder what Kelsey is using in their tires.

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 02:02:26 PM »

 we usually have them in stock  ,  im sure we can give you a good price.  if you are going to drive your car a lot i usually recommend radials
www.shelbyparts.com

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 12:16:19 PM »

Okay, how do I identify the diffrenece betweem "small" lettering and "large" lettering?  Are there pics available or does someone know the sizes of the letters.

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 12:24:50 PM »

I read somewhere, probably this forum, that the small letter were/are .75" tall and the large are 1" tall.

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 01:06:18 PM »

The lettering on my tires are 1 1/4 in.  Is that large or small letters?

Mike

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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 01:25:29 PM »



These are large letters. Ill look for a picture of smalls

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 01:28:16 PM »



This is small. A KR should have polyglas, black side walls, no raised white letters, but those are currently unavailable

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 02:09:33 PM »

Pete I am looking to equip a GT500 not KR.  Can you tell me the size of the letters that are correct?  As I mentioned earlier there is 1 1/4" letters on the car now.  I "think" that is correct.

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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 02:34:56 PM »

Pete I am looking to equip a GT500 not KR.  Can you tell me the size of the letters that are correct?  As I mentioned earlier there is 1 1/4" letters on the car now.  I "think" that is correct.

Mike
You will need to supply a build date to get the best guess on what would be most appropriate. In 68 both styles small and large were used. Bob

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