Re: Period Correct Radial Tires

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Thanks for your response I am now convinced to get the radials. Will have to take my chances about the hub caps coming off. As I mentioned before, I had a 1954 Mercury hardtop bittersweet the same as I just acquired brand new in 1954. Back then I don’t think anyone with a car noticed how bad the bias-ply tires were. Guess we have all been spoiled with the radials and modern gadgets. I remember I bought a compass with a suction cup and put it on my dash. Guess that was the first navigation system. By “period correct” radials I meant Coker has the correct width whitewall made by B F Goodrich in a radial that will give the car the same apperiance as that period in time. I remember B F Goodrich and Firestone tires were very popular in the 50’s.