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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 13, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Just got my new F70-14 Polyglas tires. Hope I don't regret it. Mostly local cruises and shows. I'm pretty sure my 468 will overpower them though.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 13, 06:02 PM
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try not to let all of the blue smoke out of 'em all in one shot . . .
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old Feb 28th, 13, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ha. I guess I'll find out after the snow clears. Couldn't resist the look.
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how did you handle the $1000?

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I have the Coker Firestone G70-15 Redlines bias-ply and love'em...Every car show I attend I always get asked question about them...I believe so because you rarely see that look anymore.

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how did you handle the $1000?
Kevin - by hiding the bill from my wife.
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Kevin - by hiding the bill from my wife.
Good one! I made the mistake of justifying used ones over new. But since that deal fell through (18 year old tires ), she now knows how much they cost, I will have to sell some stuff!

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I have never regretted putting them on my '69 COPO Clone. They have the right look, they drive just fine for around town driving, and believe it or not, they hook up better than the radial T/A's that were on my car for a short period of time. They won't tame the 427, but they do help.

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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 13, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, mine is a COPO clone also. You can't beat the look. I took a ride around the block, feels like power steering compared to the radials I had. I am sure my motor will overpower them but I have a feeling they will hook up better than the all season Goodyear ST's that were on there before even if they were wider. Either way they look fantastic and the car "sits" right now.
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I run the polyglas on both of my cars as required in pure stock. The tires do hook up way better than radial ta's. I run them at the 32 lbs cold on the street and then run 45 in the fronts and 40 in the rear, yes 40 in the rear. With the limited tread width, you need to use it all. Do test burnouts until the outsides are even, these tires tend to cup, the good years like to be heated the first pass, after that, mild burnouts work the best, to hot and they get greasy, no water in the burn out box. They leave the Best marks ever, just like the mowhawks of the old days. Nothing looks better than these tires.

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It must freak people out to see 12's on those tires. Hoping I can try them a little tomorrow on the way to a benefit car show.
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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 13, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Well I can say after driving it I am glad I wasn't scared off by the internet comments. They feel great. No wandering or tracking. Actually they have very good grip and look perfect. Time will tell but so far so good.

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That's the look!, nothing else says original like polyglas. We have guys that have gone into the 9's on polyglas. In order to do that, they either shave them bald or wear them out until bald. The guys have cut them apart and they have alot of rubber left, even bald. They are now stopping it. I would never run them bald. Btw, with polyglas tires, make sure you have some toe in, otherwise the car will hunt all over the road.have you left any tracks yet?

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Aligned it myself. It tracks beautifully. Drives better than it did on radials. No chance to holeshot yet but the time will come...
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I agree with your comment about the "look"

Might as well be a 40+ year old picture . . .

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Well I can say after driving it I am glad I wasn't scared off by the internet comments. They feel great. No wandering or tracking. Actually they have very good grip and look perfect. Time will tell but so far so good.
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