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FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:14:40 AM »
ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE FACTORY SPARE TIRE LOOKED LIKE AND WHAT BRAND?!? MY 75 HAS A FIRESTONE THAT LOOKS LIKE IT IS THE FACTORY SPARE AND MY STATION WAGON HAS DIFFERENT STYLE TIRE TREAD NOT SURE OF BRAND!!
 
THANKS FOR ANY INPUT!! WHAT TO KEEP MY 75 AS ORIGINAL AS POSSIBLE
 
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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 04:21:52 PM »
My mother had a factory new 73 Pinto sedan. It was eventually wrecked. Before junking it I pulled all the still good stuff off. The factory spare had never been used. It was a Firestone Deluxe Champion  A78-13 with a very narrow 1/4 inch whitewall.  This car was originally sold in Illinois...... .....don't know if region of country had anything to with brand. :) :)

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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 06:41:52 AM »
thanks for the info!! will check my two spares to see if they are that identical tire or not, im sure they changed them year to year but size is the same!
i know my 75 has a firestone in it and im the second owner so i have to believe its the original one, the 78 wagon not too sure im like the 6th owner and the guy i bought it from was kinda a NUT!?!?!    blew a tire in it and then removed all the a/c parts because the in his words "the freon leaks on the tire and blew it out"?
well take care and thanks again on the info
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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 07:47:30 AM »
No way would I be running original style tires there, you can save a mile a gallon simply going to radials. Many places carry nothing but those nowadays as well, just wait till in emergency you end up mixing them. Good way to get killed there.

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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 06:44:45 PM »
My 78 has this firestone
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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 06:46:38 PM »
This is the spare on my 75
1975 mercury bobcat 2.8 auto
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1975 ford pinto - drag car - 2.3l w/t5 trans - project car

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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 06:50:42 PM »
Not looking to run original tires and would never even jack my car up on the side of the die of the road! 
1975 mercury bobcat 2.8 auto
1978 mercury bobcat wagon 2.3l - soon to have a 88 tc drive line
1975 ford pinto - drag car - 2.3l w/t5 trans - project car

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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 07:01:51 PM »
Wow, a Firestone 500! Thought those were all recalled in the late 70s. They had major problems with belt and tread seperation. Thats a rare piece.
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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 08:35:06 PM »
So I have a factory tire!! That was a recall toooo cool!! Thanks for info
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1975 ford pinto - drag car - 2.3l w/t5 trans - project car

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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 06:50:47 AM »
We had Firestone radials like that on my friend's '74 Firebird, we hotdogged it quite a bit. Needless to say two blew out when the tread section delaminated, before it was all over we ended up with 4 new General tires IIRC. All before car had 3K miles on it. Everybody back then was upset at Firestone over that tire.

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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 01:46:10 PM »
Well thanks too all that helped with my question!! Answe is that both tires are factory spares and one was a recall
1975 mercury bobcat 2.8 auto
1978 mercury bobcat wagon 2.3l - soon to have a 88 tc drive line
1975 ford pinto - drag car - 2.3l w/t5 trans - project car

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Re: FACTORY SPARE TIRE
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 06:31:46 PM »
My dad's 79 wagon came with Firestone 721's.  All 5 including the spare.  He used the spare and bought three more when he replaced the original tires on the car.  We still have the best 721 from the original set as the spare.
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