<VV> Falcon rims now interesting 10, 000 mile test of 1960/1 compacts
corvairduval at cox.net
Sat May 9 11:51:03 EDT 2015
The term used was different than "Wide Oval" , but these 6.50 x 13 tires
were designed for the Corvair, then offered to the rest of the compact
lineup new for 1960 model year.
While unsuccessfully researching data for above, I found two interesting
articles worth reading for history car folks:
191 Olds F-85 Wagon
These are from Popular Science tests.
Sorry for the long internet addresses.
On 5/9/2015 7:50 AM, Jim Becker via VirtualVairs wrote:
> "Wide oval" was a Firestone trade name for their bias belted 70
> profile letter sized tires that came out for the '67 model year or
> there about. Corvairs were never so equipped from the factory.
> -----Original Message----- From: Smitty via VirtualVairs
> Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 11:20 PM
> To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Subject: Falcon rims
> Smitty Says; Randy , historically speaking GM originated the “wide
> oval” tires specifically for the Corvair. It was the first production
> car to wear them. They wouldn’t have gone to the trouble if they
> hadn’t thought them necessary. So why shoot yourself in the foot.
> There are still plenty of old rear drive Nissans and Toyotas in the
> salvage yard with wheel widths up to 7.5 inches and a perfect match of
> bolt pattern and mounting hub to fit an early.
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