New Firestone Wide Oval Tires - RADIALS are Here!

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  1. bodymanbill

    bodymanbill Veteran Member

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    I talked to Coker yesterday at Canfield swap meet they said the 60s still haven't started production yet and won't till at least August. Pisses me off i need some now. He also said just the 60s will have the number in the oval, hope he's right about that though
     
  2. Rand

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    This is my original spare tire off my 1970 Camaro L78....looks the same...no 60 in the O...
    Original Tire.jpg
     
  3. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Maybe just the F60 got the 60 in the O.
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  4. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Is this off a 70 Z28?
     
  5. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I thought that 70 z's only got Goodyear Polyglas F60's.
     
  6. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes only the 70 Z's got the F60-15 tires. The picture posted above by 'Rand' should be a F70-14 tire for the SS. I believe Chevrolet used both Goodyear and Firestone tires.
     
  7. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    But isn't the one posted by Mark a 70 Z wheel? Or is it a 71 or later?
     
  8. COPO

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    That's my spare 70 Z28 rim. I found a Wide Oval F60-15 so I bought it cause I couldn't find a Good-Year.
    The Wide Ovals were on 71 Z28's. I bought 4 new F60-15 Wide Ovals from Firestone in 1975 for my 71 Z28 and paid $67 ea.

    Here is the 71 Z28 I owned and sold in 1977 for a new 1977 Z28.
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    I need tires for my 70 Z28 and will wait for the Good-Year F-60's to get reproduced.
     
  9. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mark, this is how rumors start! ;)

    You waiting for theoretical radials?
     
  10. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I reached out recently to Kelsey Tire and there are no plans at present to do a radial version of the Goodyear F60 Polyglas. If they have not started the wheels in motion to do this, than best case it would be a couple of years till they hit the market.
     

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