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- Feb 29, 2016
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Lol – did you think what a can a worms you opened with this topic? I’ve tossed in my 2 cents…well more since I posted a couple times here. To say the obvious, it drills down to what preferences one has to another. Some are old car purists wanting their ride to be exactly as it was and certainly all fine and to be appreciated. In my case, I had the urge to resto-mod mine without concern about originality, though from a distance, with mine, it still looks pretty stock aside from the tires/wheels. (Magnums weren’t out yet in ’63.) With today’s tech and availability of parts enhancing old cars, plus getting used to the handling/safety with new cars, I wanted to create this with mine. So added radials, front disks, dual brake reservoir (for logical reasons), sway bar, FFII steering, electronic ignition, a tad larger wheel size, ’65 housing/axles to drop the old tapered from the era, etc. and etc. What I got was pert near what I hoped for. Car is a blast to drive – truly like night & day from what it was. Things I shoulda done that I didn’t, at least yet, if I don’t drop over first? That’s another post and another lol. Hell, what I created is a car I put $40 grand into I’d be lucky to sell for $20k. But it’s what I wanted…for me…like a bunch a other guys on the forum building their dream machines.I found an interesting article, written this past summer, about the history of Bias Ply tires and their longevity.
I’m only planning to drive about 500 or so miles per year. With the car sitting for a week to two weeks between drives. So I’m thinking maybe good quality Polyglas Bias Ply tires from Kelsey Tires might be a good choice for my car.. I have a Borgeson power steering system, so perhaps the Bias Ply “wandering” may be manageable when I’m sitting behind the wheel.
I’ve never owned a car that had Bias Ply tires before. So, if I get them it will be a new experience.