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small or large letter tires
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:12:55 PM »
I know its been discussed but what is the schedule for large or mall letter speedways .  early late   deal?  have a set of each and want to make sure .  car is in the 1800s
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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 10:27:46 PM »
I know its been discussed but what is the schedule for large or mall letter speedways .  early late   deal?  have a set of each and want to make sure .  car is in the 1800s
Small letters (after aprox 280) on all but the earliest 67 Shelby's which got the large letter.
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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 10:13:53 AM »
Thanks,  I found the SA  memo stuffed in one of my files shows 230 .   I also had a handwritten note that they were brought back for the 68s
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 10:58:46 AM »
Thanks,  I found the SA  memo stuffed in one of my files shows 230 .   I also had a handwritten note that they were brought back for the 68s
That is why I used  aprox. ;)   I do not believe it is a hard number. Early 68's used the small letter tires the same as 67 production ended with. The large letters transitioned back for a time after that before being phased out again and the E70 15 blackwall tire became the normal.
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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 11:38:50 AM »
Cmon Bob  - you know evrything Shelby is to the exact number   ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 06:12:20 AM »
Cmon Bob  - you know evrything Shelby is to the exact number   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2019, 12:53:51 PM »
Cmon Bob  - you know evrything Shelby is to the exact number   ;D ;D ;D

He likes to be nonchalant and wants you to think it's an educated guess.  ;)

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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 06:56:43 PM »
I had small letter Goodyear tires on my car built Nov 21, car #006 information is from the original owner.
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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 07:09:54 PM »
Original from #2637



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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 07:20:41 PM »
I had small letter Goodyear tires on my car built Nov 21, car #006 information is from the original owner.
I think Mike was referencing my reply #3 which talked about 68 production starting out using the small letter tires. For clarification and context Mikes car #006 completed at Ford on Nov of 1967.  Mike Shally's car is a 68 Shelby and not a 67 Shelby which the discussion started out being about.
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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 08:20:59 PM »
Dont mean to turn this, but Mr Gaines is correct.

1968s used small letters until mid-Jan /Feb then switched to large letter. When the KRs came out near the end of April, cars got the polyglas blackwall GT tires.

I have seen a few aborations, but that is otherwise correct
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Re: small or large letter tires
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2019, 03:13:27 PM »
Not trying to hijack the thread, but I have posted a real nice set of big letters in the for sale section of the forum if anyone needs a set .......
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