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Discussion in 'All other classic cars' started by Kevino, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Kevino

    Kevino New Member

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    trying to figure out a cheap way of getting around the 14" wheel on my new yorker. does anyone know what alternatives there are? i'd run the 14 but having a hard time finding a radial tire thats close to the stock 9.00-14 bias ply size. i'd love to run a wide white wall but not wanting to spend a grand on tires.
     
  2. valiant67

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    Most likely later model 15" wheels from a Diplomat or Fifth Avenue will bolt right on.
     
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    rapidtrans Well-Known Member

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    A 235/75x14 is close to our diameter.
    American Classic Tires has this size with a 1" w.w. They may be pricey over $200 each.
     
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    saltydog Well-Known Member

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    I just bought some Hankook 215/75 R14's form my 64' New Yorker. Under $400 for a set of 4 at Walmart.
     
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    rapidtrans Well-Known Member

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    That would be the closest diameter to my original Monaco tire.
    Originals were 8.55/78x14's. The math works out pretty close.
     
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    saltydog Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pic of the tire
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  8. Kevino

    Kevino New Member

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    well i picked up these beauts this weekend. now i'm in the process of changing the lh wheel studs on the drivers side to rh threads. its turning out to be a bit of chore. good thing is i have a friend with a hydraulic press, hoping this will make short work of it all. i'm anxious to put them on and go for a cruise!!!!
     

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    saltydog Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking wheel!
     
  10. rapidtrans

    rapidtrans Well-Known Member

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    FWIW.
    Here is my solution.
    Wasn’t happy with the looks of the 14” wheels and tires on my Monaco.
    A 14” w.w. is too hard to find and look too skinny on the original 5.5” wide rims.
    So I found a guy that makes 15” stock rims in any width, and offset, you want then adapts them to accept the stock 14” wheel cover.
    Sooo, I went with a 7” wide rim and 225x70/15 tires. Tires are common in 15” sizes for well under$100 each.
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    I found the wider rim fills the wheel well very nicely with just a 225 width tire.
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    Here you can see the 1/2” spacer tacked inside the rim to accept the wheel cover.
    The cost of the wheels were a little more than brand new Magnums and all the trim pieces.
    But hey, everyone puts Magnums on their Mopar. I prefer these original spinner wheelcovers.
     

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