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    Hi guys, I'm new to the site. My Early Ford is a '35 Tudor fairly stock except tires & engine. Figured out some modern sizes to utilize modern radial tech tires. The rears are (215-85-16) the fronts 195-75-16's. Saved money, look great & ride great. I think they look great and feel great. Engine's a '49 8BA Perfed up with some bling so I'm running without hood. Considering juice brakes with discs on front. I have other fun Rides but not Early Fords.
    Tbone
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    Last edited by Tbone; 05-04-2017, 03:20 PM.

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    pix are good......

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tbone View Post
      Hi guys, I'm new to the site. My Early Ford is a '35 Tudor fairly stock except tires & engine. Figured out some modern sizes to utilize modern radial tech tires. The rears are (215-85-16) the fronts 195-75-16's. Saved money, look great & ride great. I think they look great and feel great. Engine's a '49 8BA Perfed up with some bling so I'm running without hood. Considering juice brakes with discs on front. I have other fun Rides but not Early Fords.
      Welcome, Tbone,
      I do mostly stock Model A stuff, but am an OOOLD addicted Hot Rodder, have owned ALL kinds of old Fords in the past.
      Had a '35 5 Window, a "sleeper" with a 1/4 X 5/16" Flathead. The '35 is sorta' a transition in styling, the last of the sorta' FLAT grilles.
      Bill W.

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      • pAAt
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        Bill, what's a 1/4 x 5/16 Flathead ? I'm trembling just asking this question, but just had too !! Pat

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      Tbone,
      What happened to your pics?? They were there & just disappeared???
      Bill W.

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      • #5
        pAAt,
        1/4 X 5/16" means 3 5/16" bore & a 4" stroke. I could bore you to DEATH, talkin' Flathead V-8 stuff--LOL
        Bill Stroker

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        • #6
          My 36 also has an 8BA engine, but I still have bias tires. Maybe when they are worn out I might try radial, but the bias whitewalls look good.
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          Bill
          http://www.brauchauto.com/
          Eastern Connecticut

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        • #7
          Sorry, better late than never. Initially had problems with nuances of the site. Seems better now.
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          • #8
            Originally posted by Tbone View Post
            Hi guys, I'm new to the site. My Early Ford is a '35 Tudor fairly stock except tires & engine. Figured out some modern sizes to utilize modern radial tech tires. The rears are (215-85-16) the fronts 195-75-16's. Saved money, look great & ride great. I think they look great and feel great. Engine's a '49 8BA Perfed up with some bling so I'm running without hood. Considering juice brakes with discs on front. I have other fun Rides but not Early Fords.
            Be cautious about tires if you want to be authentic. I have a 1933, and reserached the tires, I think they are similiar to 1935 but are not sure. The tires for 1933, 34 were quit thin by todays standards..I think 35's also had thin tires. Kinda like motocycle tires. Believe it or not these thin tires make steering easy considering we mhad not power steering.

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            • #9
              Hi all, been a while, been thru some nasty stuff. Two neck surgeries a couple years apart. But Thanking God I’m back playing w the toys!
              I noticed a few comments on the modern radials I put on my ‘35 so thought it might be helpful as time passed to report no issues & still a great ride, handling & working fine after 4 years! They are tubeless & still holding air 4 years later on the stock wire wheels 😊!

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              • #10
                Welcome Home Mr. Tbone
                Great to know you are doing better.
                Twiss Collector Car Parts

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                • #11
                  X2 Glad ur doin ok, Welcome back
                  3 ~ Tudor's
                  Henry Ford said
                  "It's all nuts and bolts"


                  Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                  • #12
                    I’m also running 35 Ford wheels with radials on my 28 model A
                    no tubes, no leaks
                    such quality is a rarity today

                    glad to see your back
                    28 Tudor
                    57 Tbird
                    2kMR2 Spyder
                    62 Willys Pickup

                    Wise man once told me you don’t know what you don’t know

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                    • #13
                      I too run 16" Kelseys powder coated with radials and they loose about a pound a month.
                      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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