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Old 6th March 2016, 22:12   #46
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Default Re: Rubber trouble - Help Needed with Nylon Tyres for Classic/Vintage cars

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Size 5.60-13 is availbel from most major manufacturers (CEAT, MRF) as it is the 118 NE size.
Not anymore AFAIK! MRF does list them on their website but the local dealers mention they no longer have stock- sent an email enquiry to MRF via their website about this but no response till date!
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Default Urgent info required on Lester 36x4.5 for MRF

MRF used to export vintage tyres to the west till about 10 years back. Now they are looking to create a classic poster and revive the glorious past - to be displayed in their corporate office.
They need help with identifying which exact make/model of cars this tyres were used for: "Lester 36x4.5"
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Many thanks!!!
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Default Re: Urgent info required on Lester 36x4.5 for MRF

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MRF used to export vintage tyres to the west till about 10 years back. Now they are looking to create a classic poster and revive the glorious past - to be displayed in their corporate office.
They need help with identifying which exact make/model of cars this tyres were used for: "Lester 36x4.5"
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The National Motor Museum, Bulieau may be able to help.

http://www.vintagetyres.com/item/95/...car-tyre--road
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Default Re: Urgent info required on Lester 36x4.5 for MRF

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MRF used to export vintage tyres to the west till about 10 years back. Now they are looking to create a classic poster and revive the glorious past - to be displayed in their corporate office.
They need help with identifying which exact make/model of cars this tyres were used for: "Lester 36x4.5"
Mods: Please change the thread if this isnt the appropriate one.
Many thanks!!!
Well I am aware that MRF had manufactured Lester tyres size 30 X 3.5 which fit on Ford Model T's. I don't know about other sizes.
These tyres were never sold in India, and there was a big issue when someone managed to obtain a set for such a Model T.
MRF were probably bound by contract not to make local supplies. And import of tyres was banned and expensive.

Here is an ad for GoodYear tyres. This X pattern was very predominantly seen years ago and old tyres can still be found with this pattern on cars kept aside decades ago.

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Default Re: Rubber trouble - Help Needed with Nylon Tyres for Classic/Vintage cars

Hello josephnisanth,

36 x 4 1/2 tyres were used in pre-world war I cars

1911 Buick
1913 Hudson
1912 - 1914 Packard

36 x 4 1/2 corresponds to a 27 inch rim

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Cadillac from same period the tyre size was 36 x 4
& Oldsmobile Limited Series had 42 x 4 1/2

While on the topic of tyres I could get the hard rubber tracks for the the 1911 Merriweather fire engine in Lucknow , fabricated at Kanpur by Ailga Rubber Works.

And for information only - 27 inch rims exist, came of a 1911 Buick which was scrapped in Kanpur in the eighties.

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