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Moneymaker
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posted 02-15-2005 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What was the brand name of the tire manufacturer who produced wide stock looking tires in the 60's and 70's.
I think it was Posi-Traction, but not 100% sure.
Not Marsh, or Pro Trac for sure.

Most if not all their tire had very thin white pencil stripe white walls.
They advertised in all the magazines back then.
Small black and white add.
They made real off the wall sizes like J70 x 15, D60 x 13, etc.

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posted 02-15-2005 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was it Coker tires ?

http://www.coker.com/store/customer/home.php?cat=264

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-15-2005 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where did you see Posi Traction tires Scoop?
All I see is the Pro Trac stuff.

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posted 02-15-2005 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry my bad
Is it McCreary tires or the name was something close to that ?
Were the add's for wide tires like for pro streeter's ?

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-15-2005 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not 100% sure Ron.
I thought it was posi-traction tires company.
They were installed on a lot of custom cars built by Barris for the movies and TV, and a lot of street racers used them as I recall.

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posted 02-15-2005 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Firestone used the term Wide Oval, but I'm sure you know that.

I think Scoop is right, and they were the McCreary tires.

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posted 02-15-2005 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Didn't Dunlop run ads like those, with the tires mounted on Magnums?

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posted 02-15-2005 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Dunlop did run adds using Magnum 500 wheels.
I think the tire I am referring to had no wheel in their adds.

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Alex Denysenko
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posted 02-15-2005 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember Firestone had a version of their Wide Oval tire with a thin white line out close to the tread.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 02-16-2005 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought POS-o-Traction was the ones with the dog-bone tread pattern,how about Casler??a

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-16-2005 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To the best of my knowledge, Casler only made slicks. Both full and cheater styles.

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Alex Denysenko
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Rory McNeil
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posted 02-17-2005 03:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex, I had a set of PosATraction "Torque Twisters"60`s on a 69 Fairlane Cobra FB that I bought in California years ago. I believe that they are/were a Southern California company. Another street tire from the 60`s & 70`s was the Formula 1 Super Stock. Hell, back in the 70`s, I was a big fan of the FISK Sprint.I had a set of their G60-14`s on my 70 Mustang FB (on US Indy aluminum slots, no less!)

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posted 02-17-2005 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the longest time I ran Mickey Thompson Indy Profile N50-15s. They would not hook up for anything! Every day was like an ice storm with those suckers!

What was fun, though, was that all the dweebs around would say the same thing, "I bet you can't turn those big suckers..."

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2005 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ones I remember were white walls, but I also seem to remember them making 60 series with very small raised white letters.

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Alex Denysenko
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Dad Vishus
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posted 02-17-2005 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Englewood made a tire called the Positraction in the late 60s and early 70s. I had a set on a 68 Chevelle.

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posted 02-17-2005 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dad Vishus:
Englewood made a tire called the Positraction in the late 60s and early 70s. I had a set on a 68 Chevelle.


<b> THAT'S IT! </b>
Englewood Positraction tires.

Thanks Tom, it was driving me nuts.
They were the coolest looking and best hooking street tires ever.
They also offered unique sizes that no other manufacturer did.

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Alex Denysenko
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