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Old 08-30-2006, 11:27   #1 (permalink)
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66 Galxaxie XL Convertible tire question

Hey everyone -- I'm starting the restoration plan for a '66 Ford XL convertible. The original owner told me that years ago he put radial tires on this car and it was difficult to drive. He said it "floated like a boat" - - something about how the frame is built. It needs tires and wondered if I should located some bias ply tires or if today's radials will work? If so, what size? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2006, 15:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 66 Galxaxie XL Convertible tire question

Maybe years age the PO had a problem with radial tires, when radials were new, but I don't think you will have any problems now. I run P225 70r 14's on my 64 Galaxie with Keystone Classic wheels with no problems.
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Thanks! I appreciate your help.
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Re: 66 Galxaxie XL Convertible tire question

I have P215 x 70R 14s on my 63 1/2 galaxie and steers excellent.
Radial tires are known to be harder to turn with manual steering, especially when parking.
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Re: 66 Galxaxie XL Convertible tire question

Just becareful of the wheel offset, watch the upper inside of your tires on how close the tire is to the upper A arm.
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Old 10-02-2006, 08:30   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 66 Galxaxie XL Convertible tire question

Finally got around to buying tires for this car. Two of the wheels were too rusted to mount a new set of tires. I'm looking for two (2) 15x6 steel rims. Where do I find these? The local salvage yards laughed when I asked if they had any.
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Old 10-02-2006, 20:09   #7 (permalink)
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Try ebay, I've seen wheel rims on there before. Goddam salvage yards, they are just like the Auto dealers, they don't give a damn or want to help you out at all, they have connections to other auto wreckers around the country. All they are after is a fast buck. You want anything these days you got to really dig for yourself. Try Autokrafters.com
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