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Old school tire size / New school tire size ?

I was given a set of Cragar SST 15x10 rims with Goodyear Polyglass L60 15's on them. The rims were kinda ugly and rusty but after a couple hours with some polish I bought at a car show..holly cow..looks like new and I feel like I'm back in the mid 70's. I am not that old (well maybe to some) but have that old school in me and I want to keep this look. The tires are dry rotted Plyglass and I want to get that same look in a new radial. Can someone tell me what an L60 would crossover to now a days size wise? The tire is 27" in diameter and the tred with is flat and 10". I was told that the radial would be more rounded and not squared off like the tire I have. I am looking to get as much tire under there without too many issues. The rims are 15x10 and have a 4 1/4 back space. To top it off I got a set for the front from my brother in law. He had a set of 15x6's sitting in boxes and waxed, since the early 80's. Got them for nothing too..
Cant complain about him much anymore Any info would be appreciated before I go out hunting for tires. Thanks

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Re: Old school tire size / New school tire size ?

From years past, the conversions are as follows:

E=225
F=235
G=245
L=275

Unfortunately the letter sized tires were not exactly standardized as close as they are now so there is quite a variation. The old PolyGlas tires as you stated are shorter than a 275/60-15 which is nearly 28" tall.

Here is a link to give you some sizes.

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs/radial-t-a/12.html

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Re: Old school tire size / New school tire size ?

Thanks for the link Lonnie. I'll take my tire dementions and go to see if I can find a tire size to match closely.

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Here are some charts that I have used in the past.
http://www.musclecarclub.com/library/tech/tires.shtml

http://links.vintage-mustang.com/FAQ/tires.txt

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Re: Old school tire size / New school tire size ?

use 295/50/15`s on the 15x10`s and a 235 70 15 on the fronts. here are my ssts with 235 60 up front and 295/50`s in rear not to mention the radials ride 100 time better than the old biased!! LOVE that oldschool look!
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P.S. i have 15x8 wheels in the front
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use 295/50/15`s on the 15x10`s and a 235 70 15 on the fronts. here are my ssts with 235 60 up front and 295/50`s in rear not to mention the radials ride 100 time better than the old biased!! LOVE that oldschool look!

Thanks for the pic! Has the stance my car has. Do you have a pic of the rear? Do the tires stick out too far? I have a 4 1/4 bs and the tire sits nice now but I dont want the new ones to stick out. If you have a pic I'd appreceate it. Whats your BS in the rear? Do they rub at all? Sorry for the questions but you have the answers I need

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i think mine are 4 inch back spaced on rears and they just barely stick out maybe an inch at best. i dont have a pic but give me a day or 2 i will get one! i just ordered all new tires firestone indy 500 firehawks from the tire rack 480. shipped to my door.
No rubbing what so ever on mine front or rear.
thanx for the complinemt it needs new paint about the same color and some black ralleys and a cowl hood and im there!!!
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Re: Old school tire size / New school tire size ?

Thanks for offering to get me a pic..I appreciate it. I checked out your photobucket for a pic of what it looks like from the rear but couldnt find one...but found you other coooolll toys! Nice Vette and Chevelle. I'm going to check out the Firestone tires. The BFGoodrich T/A's are not being manafactured till 1st quarter 09...so they say. Some say they are discontinued...

Thanks again and looking foward to more pics of your car!

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heres the rear view pics


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Thanks alot! Man they look nice and wide. I'll have to seriously look into a set. Wanted to get BFGoodrich but they arent being made till 1st 1/4 2009...so they say.

I really appreciate you taking the time to snap some pics for me. Hope I can return the favor someday...

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No problem and that is one sweet 67 you have there Gary!!
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No problem and that is one sweet 67 you have there Gary!!

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I'm running 255x15 rear 225x15 front......... BFG's - Perfect combo everytime
They also sell Old school Bias tires at Jegs

http://www.jegs.com/p/Coker+Tire/935487/10002/-1

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You need to pump them up and measure their height and section width so that you can convert them to a modern metric!

My old up on the shelf now L-60/14's measure 26.5" tall and 11.5" section width and they are 298-53/14!

Suckers are big and this is mounted on Fenton 14" x 9" slotted mags! Way old-school by me!

They looked "right up, down town" w/ my small E-60/14's on the front!!

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