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Original tires ?

Postby Pap » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:13 pm

This is the marking on the rear tires on my '47 cub.
I wondering if they are the original tires.
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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Pap » Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:17 pm

I have other pictures but I can't get them to show on here.
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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:17 pm

I have no idea what that number means. What size are they?

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Re: Original tires ?

Postby CapeCodCubs » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:19 am

Year and month?
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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Pap » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:30 am

Goodyear 8.3 X 24
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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Pap » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:31 am

I think this picture is the month and day. But I'm not sure.
I don't know the code.
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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Pap » Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:53 am

I went to the Goodyear website and asked. And all they want is to sale me new tires.
They said that they didn't have the info on those tires.
I probably didn't get to the right place or person to help me.
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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:54 am

They are not the original tires. That size designation didn't exist in 1947.

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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:07 am

A picture of the whole tire, specifically the tread, is much more helpful than the numbers.

If it's an original style tread the tires are likely original or were put on the tractor at such an early stage that they may as well be.

They did not start the DOT date code thing until much later, and then it is optional on tractor tires if I am not mistaken, because I see some with and some without.

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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Matt Kirsch » Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:09 am

Jim Becker wrote:They are not the original tires. That size designation didn't exist in 1947.


That is true. The tire size in 47 would have been 7-24 or 8-24 if I'm not mistaken.

Decimal sizes didn't come along until the mid-late 1950's, and there were two sizes listed on the tires during the transition to aid people in knowing which was the "right" tire in the new sizes.

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Re: Original tires ?

Postby SONNY » Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:42 pm

third world made for their country??? They size everything WAY different than we do.

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Re: Original tires ?

Postby Stanton » Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:30 pm

Here's a shot from the Wisconsin Historical Society of an early Cub on the assemble line (note the intersecting tread design):

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