Original tires

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Original tires

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Post by HarstenePointe » 16 Apr 2019, 20:13

I bought a reproduction window sticker from Martiauto for my GTE.
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Any thoughts on how to read the line describing the original equipment tires? I am mostly curious about the part that says “4P/R W/T tires”.

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Post by GavinS » 16 Apr 2019, 20:54

Chris,
I started to look for window stickers on my phone that could be used to compare. It will be neat to see what everyone has for comparisons.

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Post by cyclonelou » 16 Apr 2019, 21:25

Would that be 4 Ply Rated Wide Tread tires?

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Post by GavinS » 16 Apr 2019, 21:27

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s responses.

How to translate:
“4P/R W/T tires”

??
4 Ply Good Year Raised White Letter Tires
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Re: Original tires

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Post by Royce » 17 Apr 2019, 06:58

The 428CJ engine package included the new Goodyear F70 14 4 Ply Rated Raised White Letter Wide Tread tires on all five, including the spare styled steel wheel.

HarstenePointe wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 20:13
I bought a reproduction window sticker from Martiauto for my GTE.F542AAB7-34A5-4BF4-8D90-432CC421E839.jpeg

Any thoughts on how to read the line describing the original equipment tires? I am mostly curious about the part that says “4P/R W/T tires”.

Thoughts?
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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
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Re: Original tires

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Post by HarstenePointe » 17 Apr 2019, 07:03

I would think the part of the line I didn’t ask about (WSW) would mean “white side wall.”
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69 XR7 Convertible Black - 351/4V
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Post by Royce » 17 Apr 2019, 07:03

The 427 GT-E had the FR70-14 4 Ply Radial tires on all five styled steel wheels. These were BF Goodrich or Goodyear radial white wall tires. Your Marti Report will call out the brand. Coker tire is selling a generic FR70 X 14 radial tire in either raised white letter, skinny red line, or skinny white wall.

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1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
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Post by Royce » 17 Apr 2019, 07:07

My understanding is that there was not terminology for the window sticker to say raised white letter, so they went with WSW which means what you say normally, just not for a 428CJ equipped Cougar.

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I would think the part of the line I didn’t ask about (WSW) would mean “white side wall.”
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: Original tires

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Post by HarstenePointe » 17 Apr 2019, 14:12

I take notice of the white wall tires in the picture above in that article.
67 XR7 Cinnamon Frost - parents bought it new
68 XR7 GTE - red - 428
69 XR7 Convertible Black - 351/4V
70 Eliminator Comp Gold - 351/4V 4-speed

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Post by Royce » 17 Apr 2019, 14:42

Right, the 427 GT-E's (with a couple of show car exceptions) all got FR70-14 white wall BF Goodrich radials as I stated earlier.

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17 Apr 2019, 14:12
I take notice of the white wall tires in the picture above in that article.
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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