A friend has a rim that takes the non clincher 30 X 3 1/2 tire. Does anyone know who might supplier such a tire?
There was a discussion a year or so back with pics. I think most were made in South America and don't believe anyone is making any now--or at least not sending any to the US. I've got a set of NOS Puma's mounted, but haven't put them on anything to try them yet.
Call Coker and see if he can get a straight side tire. I have a friend who has them on his touring.
I believe these are "straight side" 30 x 3.5:
Ouch on that price! This is for his spare tire so I think we will find a clincher rim and a good tire to take care of the problem for now and save some headaches later if the tire needs replacing. Now if all 5 rims were that same type, that would be a different story.
At February of 2012, this issue was discussed in this post: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/264646.html?1328401801
In Argentina, we have a tires factory that produce 30 x 3 1/2 straight side yet . The cost is about U$S 140 without shipping. Is a ugly tire for mud (all terrain) and, years ago, with bad quality.
In Argentina, all the model T run with straight side. Local factories of Firestone, Universal and others brands did produce, many years ago, 30 x 3 1/2 with straight side. In Uruguay, FUNSA, a local tire factory, too.
I have 2 new Coker ss 30 x 3 1/2 tires still wrapped in my trailer, they have been in the dark in my shop for several yrs, also have the straight sided split rims they mount on. I'll take 230.00 for tires and rims ea=460.00 plus ins and UPS email@example.com