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Apr 24th, 2018 at 7:13am

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I've had a slow leak in my LR tire on the 67 Dodge. Looked for a nail or screw (nothing) changed the inside of the valve stem. Still leaked. So I finally busted down the tire.  A 10" piece of the tire next to the rim feel off. Looked at the date on the tire 2005.... time flies when you are having fun. I think I had these on the 68 at one time 255/60/15. That size is hard to find so I went with 235/70/15. A General tire for $71.00 each. So now I have some new rubber to destroy Cheesy  For some of you new forum members this is a 67 Dodge 2drht coronet 440 with a 340 punched to a 406, beefed up A618 trans, & a Dana 60. It puts out north of 500 hp gets 6-7 mpg & is a blast to drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdMsxXn2dHU
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Reply #1 - Apr 24th, 2018 at 12:33pm

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Woo Hoo!
Fun ride Alan!

I second the check your date codes!
I had a PU and the tires looked great when I bought it. Come to find the tires were older than the truck and coming apart on the inside! Fortunately I knew something was wrong and found the issue at a tire shop!


Scott
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Reply #2 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 7:03am

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I actually got to sit in and drive this awesome 67 Dodge when I was back there in 2008. Say Alan, didn't you give this to Scott?

On the tires, sitting for 2-4 years without driving the car will rot a tire too. Had that happen with the 77 Corvette I got from Mike. Tires were rotted when I got the Corvette. It sat at Mikes mechanics shop for about 5 years without being driven. Pretty much ruined the car as the engine had to be rebuilt too from sitting without starting up.
 

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Reply #3 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 11:32am

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Scott & I are co owners, I pay for everything & he enjoys Grin   He doesn't have room for it in his garage so I keep it at my shop.  Put on new tires today had 255/60/15 & went with 235/70/15 . It sits higher & handles much better, won't get on it for a bit so the tires seat a bit.
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