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Tire sizes

I have checked all my literature and the archives and cannot find any mention of the
tire sizes on 1926 Stars.

I am presently restoring this vehicle and will have to replace the tires.
The tires on the vehicle (being restored to a panel van) now are 450/475/500-20
The rim diameter is 21 inches.

What would be the correct replace tire?
Any recommended sources?

Thanks,

Where Are You From? Kamloops BC

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star

Re: Tire sizes

Hi Ken.....

My Stars use 4:50 x 21.

Same tires used on the 1928-29 Model A Ford and some later Model T's.

Available from many sources.

Frank ---

Where Are You From? Hookstown Pennsylvania

Do You own a car built by Durant? 19 and counting

Re: Tire sizes

Ken just checked my books and manuals and found the following 1926 Stars had 2 sizes of wooden wheels 19" and 21" and used Fisk tires, my book on 1926 Star M characteristics say tires sizes 30x3.50 on open cars and 29x4.4 balloon tires on closed cars. 1926 Star R tire sizes 30x4.75 open cars and 29x4.4 on closed cars, hope this info is of help.

Where Are You From? Mississauga Ontario Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1933 Frontenac by Dominion Motors Canada

Re: Tire sizes

Probably makes a difference if 1926 model F, L, M or R
Terrys info has 1926
F ... balloon. 4.95/20"
R ... 30-in. x 4.95-in. on the Coach; 29-in x 4.40-in on the Coupe and the Coupster

Canadian aftermarket has

Front wood wheels 21 inch using clincher rims F
Rear wood wheels 21 inch using clincher rims F
Front wood wheels 20 inch F, M, R
Rear wood wheels 20 inch F, M, R
Rear wood wheels 21 inch M, R,
Front wood wheels 19 inch R
Rear wood wheels 19 inch R

Under Rims
19 inch M, R
20 inch F, F25, M, R
21 inch F25, M, R, X
30 x 5 solid L, L2, X, X2
Split type L Fleetwood

US aftermarket much the same but

Front Wheels disc type using 30 inch SS rim F
Rear Wheels disk type using 30 inch SS rim F

Rims

Special sedans and tourings F (no size)
straight side rim F, F25
Clincher type F25, M, R

Not sure your any the wiser.


Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan

 

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