Working on my '69 RS/SS. So far I have installed a full Hotchkis TVS (I believe this has a 2" front drop and a 1 1/2" rear drop), Hotchkis tubular control arms (top and bottom), Comp Engineering sub frame connectors, and Comp Engineering slide-a-links.
Also have new Cragar SS wheels (old school kind of guy!). Fronts are 15 x 7 w/ 4" back spacing, rears are 15 x 8 w/ 4 3/4" backspacing.
I am researching an auto overdrive transmission to install this winter (have emailed Jakeshoe). Car has a 3.73 12 bolt rear. Current engine is a relatively weak (250 - 300 hp with decent torque) 350 SBC. Plan is to install new tires with these Cragars, the OD tranny, and finally (hopefully if the funds hold out) a mild 427 SBC (target 500 hp & torque). I may just steal Steiner's engine (only kidding!
This car will be a cruiser to have fun with, not a competition car. It will mostly just cruise with an occasional trip to the track or to an autocross course to have some fun. Initially I wanted to go RWL tires but am not overly happy with the selection available for what I want to do.
So now I'm thinking black wall. The car is a pretty dark color (Dusk Blue) so I think it will look pretty good with the Cragars. Back wall tires gives me a lot more to choose from (I think). I am thinking 215 60 or 65 15 on front and 255 60 15 in rear. I'd love to do a 275 60 rear but I don't think it would clear. I may buy and mount one 275 tire to see if it will fit.
So the million dollar question is, what tire should I use. It seems the performance tires are not available in these sizes. What do the experts suggest?
Thanks for any comments!