Jacob John Spruit III-Speedy wrote:
> Hello there everyone
> THis is my first message to the group. I am looking for info on tires for
> a '75 MGB that my father and I am restoring so that I can drive it to
> school next year! Currently, the rubber is Michelin MXM size 165/14. I
> have been looking all over on the Net for that size and I cant seem to
> find it. Woulde a different size fit like a 175/65/14? Money is an issue
> here befcause the local MG garage said that they can get me 165/14's at
> $80 apiece! I just thought that there may be a cheaper alternative?? Any
> help would be appreciated. Thanks...
Oh, baby. $80? Come to papa!
This might become an interesting thread. The 'right' size for your 'B'
is called a "metric or import radial in 165/14" which is now getting
harder to find. I can't imagine a major tire dealer not knowing what
that is, however, and the price should be cheap! Maybe half of that $80.
The next common thing, I think, is to fit 165/70-14 or 175/70-14. Much
bigger or wider than that and it might rub in the back. As that size
also fits roughly a cajillion asian imports (a statistical term), it
shouldn't be hard to find.
Keep in mind a cool URL:
which will do mail order tires but, more imortantly, let's you cruise
through their inventory.
I don't own a 'B' (or anything that takes 14" tires) so I ain't claiming
Bob Allen, Kansas City, '69CGT, '75TR6
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