Can anyone recommend a good brand of tires for a 1915 Model T and what to stay away from??? Will be going to Iola Wi. swap meet on Friday and looking for a set... Thanks in advance for help!!
I replaced two 4.5x21 tires a couple of years age with Firestones which I understood were the only tire that size made in the USA. They appear to be made in the original molds. Tires appear to be giving good service.
15 t's did not have 21 in tires
Isn't a 4.5 x 21 a Ton Truck wheel ???
The Firestone dealer I've used for years told me he was unaware of any 21" Firestone tires. What is the source of these tires.
Jerry, Snyders list USA Firestone 4.40 x 21" in both black and whitewall.
Unless the wheels have been swapped, a 1915 has 30 x 3.5" clincher tyres as far as I know. US cars may have 3" front tyres.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
That's what I was thinking ... the trucks had the 30 x 3.5 as light duty, or 21 x 4.40 as the heavier rating on the front. The 30 x 3.5 is a standard car wheel/tire.
... or at least that's how it was just explained to me !
Brent, the 21 x 4.40 or 4.50 tires weren't available until 1925 on both cars and front wheels of trucks. It was an option, so some still had 30" x 3.50" wheels in '25, fewer still in '26 = only non starter cars.
Well, that would make sense, as I have a 25 TT. However, I don't recall my "advisory team" mentioning the 25 and later part.
The MTFCI Judging Guidelines say that TT front wheels and tires were 30 x 3's, with 30 x 3-1/2 demountables available as an option. They make no mention of the 4.40 or 4.50 x 21's being available on trucks.
If someone has documentation that the 21's were available on the trucks, Russ Furstnow probably would like to have that information so he can correct the Guidelines accordingly.
my 26 TT had 21 in on it when I got it in 1958