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Re: Going to look at a '71 B tomorrow

Subject: Re: Going to look at a '71 B tomorrow
From: Matt Pringle <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 11:17:03 -0500
I could be wrong here but isn't the "weight per square inch" (ie.,
contact pressure) dictated by the tire pressure and not the width of the
tire.  I would think the a narrow tire would have a contact patch that's
longer in the axial direction of the car but not any smaller.

Matt wrote:
> In a message dated 12/16/99 11:47:37 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> << One question. It is supposed to snow
>  around here a bit tomorrow. If I would happen to buy the car, how are B's in
>  the snow (if the tires are OK)? >>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> I have driven all my LBCs in the snow in years past.  They handle fine AS
> LONG AS YOU KNOW HOW TO DRIVE in the snow.  Narrow tires give you more weight
> per square inch than wide tires.  Decent treads will grip the snow.  Don't
> slam on the brakes...don't try to turn while braking (which you shouldn't do
> in the dry either)...and don't spin the wheels when you start up.
> Go to an empty parking lot and "cut some cookies" to get a feel for the car
> in snow.  If you use your head, there is no problem driving any car in the
> snow.  (SUV's not included!)
> Good luck with the B.  Hope it is an early Christmas present (read "almost
> concours quality" and they don't know it)!!!
> Allen Hefner
> SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
> '77 Midget
> '92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport

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