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Re: Original Tires (1980)

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Subject: Re: Original Tires (1980)
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 14:52:50 -0700
Yeah, 165R14 and 175R14 are nearly extinct in the wild. I found Vredestein
Sprint 175R14s recently through the local British car specialist. 175R-14s
have a tall, vintage look that works well with CBBs, while giving you a
little more tread width.

175/70-14 might leave the ride height a tad low (or at least visually
exaggerate the high-boy stance of the RBB) -- I don't know for sure, but
most people seem to go with 185/70-14; though I noted the recent comment
that this is perhaps too wide for the rims, particularly when used with wire
wheels and tubes.

on 6/26/04 2:33 PM, Eugene Balinski at wrote:

> Hans et al,
>  I agree.   That is why I am NOT driving to British Car
> Day at the MOT near Boston tomorrow.  : - (
>  I spoke with the Tire Rack.  Apparently the 165 series
> tires are getting harder to find.  He did recommend the
> Sumitomo HTR-200 series in 175-70 R14.  He quoted $37.00
> each.  
>  Has anyone used these ?
> Thanks,
> Gene Balinski
>    80 B


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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