ianmac
2009-09-17T20:09:19Z
Did the VW factory fit a particular brand of tyre in the 1950s ? I am looking to buy some new tyres for my '51, which incidently are all horendously expensive IMO:shock:
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GKL 7
2009-09-17T20:22:26Z
Ian,i think to be totally correct your car should have continental tyres(Anorak Oakley,sorry i mean Professor Oakley :lol: will probably point me out as wrong)I made extensive enquiries, when restoring my vert,for availability....They ceased production of the Continental 5.00 x 16 approx 15 years ago.
I have managed to find two of these N.O.S and one with approx 1K miles on it.Could not find another two to complete the set,so i used five new Avon tourist,i think these are as good a tyre as you will find.
So if anyone has two 5.00 x 16 continentals we could make up a set whether i buy or sell.
Rich Oakley
2009-09-18T10:07:25Z
Originally Posted by: ' 

Ian,i think to be totally correct your car should have continental tyres(Anorak Oakley,sorry i mean Professor Oakley :lol: will probably point me out as wrong)I made extensive enquiries, when restoring my vert,for availability....They ceased production of the Continental 5.00 x 16 approx 15 years ago.
I have managed to find two of these N.O.S and one with approx 1K miles on it.Could not find another two to complete the set,so i used five new Avon tourist,i think these are as good a tyre as you will find.
So if anyone has two 5.00 x 16 continentals we could make up a set whether i buy or sell.



Yep, Continentals in the early 50s. Avon Tourists look good though.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
Sunroof53
2009-09-18T15:42:51Z
longstone tyres http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/  do a nice firestone 5.60x15 and if your really desparate Camac also do one.I have Camacs on mine and have seen them on many ovals at shows,but they are an awful tyre by popular opinion and would not recommend if you are using the car regularly .
pre67vw
2009-09-18T15:46:22Z
Sunroof53 wrote:

longstone tyres http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/  do a nice firestone 5.60x15 and if your really desparate Camac also do one.I have Camacs on mine and have seen them on many ovals at shows,but they are an awful tyre by popular opinion and would not recommend if you are using the car regularly .



a '51 should have 16" tyres, but I guess for every day use you could easily run 15's
Rob Amos
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Sunroof53
2009-09-18T15:50:17Z
pre67vw wrote:



a '51 should have 16" tyres, but I guess for every day use you could easily run 15's



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GKL 7
2009-09-18T16:04:44Z
pre67vw wrote:



a '51 should have 16" tyres, but I guess for every day use you could easily run 15's




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pre67vw
2009-09-18T16:06:31Z
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What's that for? :roll:
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
GKL 7
2009-09-18T16:08:43Z
You shouldn't even suggest it:lol:
48REME
2009-09-18T18:08:16Z
Rich Oakley wrote:



Yep, Continentals in the early 50s. Avon Tourists look good though.



When I had my 48, I got BF Goodrich which I almost prefered to Avons because they are almost narrower in profile
than the Avons.
There's nothing nicer than a Split sitting high on wide but narrow tyres to emphasise that vintage aspect.
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