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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Old School RWL Tires

The '69 is in the hospital getting BMR tubular arms, Hothkis TVS (2" lowering in front, 1 1/2" lowering in rear). Comp Eng subframe connectors and slide-a-link traction bars. It currently has 15" rally wheel with brand X (no name) raied white outline lettering tires. I think the fronts are 215/65/15 (too tall) and 235/60/15 rears.

I think I'm going old school with Cragar SS wheels and some RWL tires (must be radial). I have some NOS Cragar old school light blue center caps I plan to use. Want to get a bit of a rake to the car (front a little lower than rear).

I have a '67 with monoleafs, rally wheels and 215/60/15 front and 235/60/15 rears. I like the stance of the '67. It just needs wider rear tires.

Okay, now the question. What RWL tires should I use?

I like Radial TAs but everyone has them (that's what I have on my '67). A friend has Goodyears on a GTO that look really good. I think they are a Goodyear ST. I can't find those.

Any suggestions on a good looking, decent performing RWL tire that will provide the old school look? I'm hoping I can fit a 275 rear but may have to settle for a 255.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 07:10 PM
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Re: Old School RWL Tires

firestone firehakwk indy 500`s!!
i have them on my chevelle and love them!!

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I've always liked the outlined white letters (OWL) as opposed to the block type (RWL) but I don't know if anyone does those anymore. We've got some on our Durango but they're BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A Touring model which is an SUV/truck tire.

I think all of them are going to be an S rating which isn't much for performance but you can boil the snot out of them.

Just off the top of my head, these are some I could think of that still do a white letter tire in a 15" rim. Don't know about sizes offered though....

Firestone Indy 500:


Cooper Cobra GT:


Mastercraft Avenger GT (basically a Cooper)


Goodyear Eagle GTII


Goodyear Eagle LS

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 07:21 PM
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Re: Old School RWL Tires

i have a case of the old school bug myself and im gonna put some 295/50/15 rears and 235/60/15 firehawks on my 68 with a similar rake as you decribed!!
im also thinking of using a set of aluminum slot wheels ( want to get them chromed)
and im gonna use a set of hooker headers and side pipes i picked up last month!!
heres my motor.

want it to look something like this but no vinyl top and a cowl hood on it!!

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Re: Old School RWL Tires

Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTS tires have a nice look:

http://www.uniroyaltires.com/assets/...gerpaw_gts.pdf

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everybody has ta's for a reason, they look to dam cool..!............

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I'd vote for Firestone Firehawk Indy 500's too...BFG radial T/As are going to be discontinued so getting a spare or a replacement for them may be difficult down the road
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Re: Old School RWL Tires

Thanks for all the replies.

I heard Goodyear GT IIs are very hard to keep the RWL clean. Does anyone have them? Is this true?

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I've always liked the outlined white letters (OWL) as opposed to the block type (RWL)
That is what is on my '69 now. They just don't look old school enough for me. BTW, I love the performance of your new engine. I plan to do a somewhat similar build starting with the SHP block once my suspension, wheels & tires, and transmission are done. (Boy, that sound like it will be a while!)

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want it to look something like this but no vinyl top and a cowl hood on it!!
Love that old photo! It brings back memories.

A lot of good suggestions and a lot to think about. Not sure how I'll go yet. I guess I'll find out when I get there.

Thanks again to all!

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ok got pics of my 68 with rwl tires today so here you go!

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Thanks for all the replies.

I heard Goodyear GT IIs are very hard to keep the RWL clean. Does anyone have them? Is this true?

That is what is on my '69 now. They just don't look old school enough for me. BTW, I love the performance of your new engine. I plan to do a somewhat similar build starting with the SHP block once my suspension, wheels & tires, and transmission are done. (Boy, that sound like it will be a while!)

Love that old photo! It brings back memories.

A lot of good suggestions and a lot to think about. Not sure how I'll go yet. I guess I'll find out when I get there.

Thanks again to all!
I have Goodyear GT II's on my 1969 Z/28, and yes they are hard to keep the RWL's clean. For some reason they want to turn brown. I use Westley's Bleche-Wite on them; it cleans them fine, but they turn brown again in a short time. I have Goodyear Eagle #1 NASCAR tires on my 1978 Z28 and the RWL's don't turn brown on them. I don't know what it is about the GTII's.
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Here's the Mastercraft Avenger GT. They're probably one of the lower cost ones and run about $90 apiece for a 235/60R15. I had four brand new ones mounted and balanced on a set of 15x7 Rallys with a fifth non-matching new tire for a spare also on a Rally with original high top center caps and trim rings. I tried to sell the whole set of five for $500 for months and no one bit so I put the tires on my truck.



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Mali, what size tires do you have on the '68 front and rear? Are those 14s?

Too bad about the GT IIs RWL. I was leaning towards them because I like the Goodyear wingfoot.

Steiner, where's the rest of the car? Gotta see the car! Is she running (driving) yet?

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Steiner, where's the rest of the car? Gotta see the car! Is she running (driving) yet?

I dropped the new engine and transmission in last Sunday and thought it would be a cakewalk from there. Wrong. Also got all new accessory brackets, headers, exhaust, etc. etc. and every single thing has fought me since then. Just have to get some new v-belts, put the spark plug wires and throttle body on, fill the transmission, and it should be ready to start up.





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Throttle body?????????? Is that thing injected?

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Throttle body?????????? Is that thing injected?
Yup. Retrotek Powerjection III. I got it going yesterday and drove around some today while fooling around with the software. It's supposed to be mostly bolt on and go but it's not really. Even so and running too rich at low RPM I was able to tool around at 1500 RPM in fifth gear (0.64 overdrive and 3.42 rear) and roll up and down some hills.

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