Large rear tire size?

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Scattergood
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Large rear tire size?

Post by Scattergood » June 22nd, 2016, 4:37 am

Hello all
I need to replace my rear tire, it's a single rather than dual.
Larger than the 600 x 20 on the front.
Only info marked is Michelin Metalic B Y 20.
What is it and who has 'em?
Thanks in advance,
Gary

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captain marty
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Re: Large rear tire size?

Post by captain marty » June 22nd, 2016, 11:34 am

Check Coker Tire, they have many tires and the larger tire you are looking for.
Marty

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Re: Large rear tire size?

Post by Neil Wilson » June 22nd, 2016, 3:48 pm

For tire clearance reasons, you should not have larger than 600x20 on the front. You could put the front wheels/tires on the rear and then buy 600x20 tires for the front. The standard size tire for the front and rear is 600x20 for 1930/1931. The 1928/1929's used 30x5 front tires (500x20) and 32x6 rear tires (600x20).
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Scattergood
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Re: Large rear tire size?

Post by Scattergood » June 23rd, 2016, 4:11 am

Thank you for the response
So sounds like the current configuration of the rear tires is not original?
The truck has migrated to (what we call) our Hillbilly Truck.
Thinking I may try to locate this larger tire.
I measured the tires and rim - tire appears to be 36" tall by 8.5" wide
Rim is 20" x 5" (this is the internal dimension not including the bead flange).
Any thoughts of this tire size?
Again, thanks in advance,
Gary

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Re: Large rear tire size?

Post by Bob C » June 23rd, 2016, 8:36 am

Tire Size: 750-20
Rim Width (Inches): 6
Section Width (Inches): 8.5
Overall Diameter (Inches): 36.8

Scattergood
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Re: Large rear tire size?

Post by Scattergood » June 24th, 2016, 3:47 am

Excellent feedback!
Thank you for your quick responses.
Gary
Columbus NJ

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