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SChatman

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69 Shelby's changing from E70x15 to F60x15 tires
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:11:37 PM »
I just noticed in the SAAC Regestry that starting 4/30/1969 that the tires were Changed to F60x15's from the E70x15's, does anybody know why? My car build date was 1/8/1969 and the Marti report says it was equipped with Goodyears and the registry say it had E70s.
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Bob Gaines

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Re: 69 Shelby's changing from E70x15 to F60x15 tires
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 11:16:11 PM »
I just noticed in the SAAC Regestry that starting 4/30/1969 that the tires were Changed to F60x15's from the E70x15's, does anybody know why? My car build date was 1/8/1969 and the Marti report says it was equipped with Goodyears and the registry say it had E70s.
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The E 70's are Goodyear. Just smaller then F 60 . The change had to do with beefier suspension better suited for the extra load that engineers thought that the wider F 60's would put on the front suspension. 
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Re: 69 Shelby's changing from E70x15 to F60x15 tires
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 06:49:23 PM »
Thanks Bob