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21" tires for a driver

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:56 pm
by blgitn
Which are more highly recommend, Lucas (from Snyder's) or Universal brand?

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:09 pm
by DanTreace
Just installed a set of the lower cost Universal 4.50/4.75 x 21" on my touring. Like the tread pattern, and edge, they ride nice too. Nothing like new tires....the old ones were 12 years old harder rubber ;)


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Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:47 pm
by Mark Gregush
Check on line, you might find better prices.
https://www.lucasclassictires.com/21-Tires_c46.htm
If you look sometimes you can find free shipping. I am not recommending any particular brand, all my tires are used, some almost new but older.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:11 am
by ewdysar
just until tomorrow...

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=8755

Coker tires Black Friday special.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:47 am
by Adam
The Universal 4.50-4.75x21 tires are the cheapest, and slightly fatter than the “stock” tire. Universal has free shipping on everything thru this afternoon. Its a once-per-year deal they only do on the four days after Thanksgiving. Free shipping should save you an additional $80 or more.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:54 am
by Steve Jelf
Clincher tires are famously all made in the same factory and vary only by name, tread pattern, and price, with no variation in quality. How about 21" tires? Does the same hold true for them?

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:17 am
by Dennis Prince
If you hate changing tires as much as I do, I would step up and get Firestones. They will last a whole lot longer, also don't forget to check you toe in when you put the new tires on.
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Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:55 am
by RajoRacer
Steve - most but not all 21" 's are U.S. made.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:47 pm
by Bmettli
I’ve had those Lucas 21s on my T for about 7 years now. I like em. Only compliant is that they turn brown after a few hours of UV exposure outside. I thought they were all made in Vietnam though, not USA

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:32 pm
by RajoRacer
Lucas 21" are imported - 21" Firestone, Goodyear, Goodrich & some others are made in the U.S.A.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:07 am
by jiminbartow
I bought a set of five (5) 21” Universal tires for my 1926 Coupe, 48 years ago in 1971. While the treads are worn, the rubber is still good and handle the car nicely and I would highly recommend Universal tires, however, because of the close friendship between Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone and their historical link, 2 years ago, I bought a new set of five 21” Firestone tires from Snyder’s, but haven’t gotten around to mounting them yet. Jim Patrick

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:39 am
by George Hand
I bought new Universal 21"s this spring and they were made in Vietnam.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:59 am
by dlmyers
Here is a link to an earlier discussion about 21" tires.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/722284.html

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:02 am
by rnkugel
Whatever tires you decide to buy, check out Summit Racing. All orders over $100 is free shipping all the time. Yes they do carry a number of tires for Ts. Got two sets of Universals (plus flaps and tubes) from them the last couple of years.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:35 am
by Steve Jelf
If Summit's website lists any Model T tires, it's designed to keep them well hidden. I entered Model T Ford for 1915 and 1926, and got several pages, mostly showing car covers.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:44 am
by Scott C.
Steve, Search for tube by size, then options will appear for tires. That is how I found them.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:46 am
by Scott_Conger
Steve

indeed they are, but they're there:

https://www.summitracing.com/search/bra ... =Ascending

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:03 pm
by hpetrino
"The best way is always the simplest. The attics of the world are cluttered up with complicated failures. Henry Ford
Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain. Henry Ford"

Very true, Dan. William of Ockham (1285-1347/49) stated a principle referred to as Ockham's Razor that, in modern terms, says all things equal the simple answer is usually the right answer. It's still true!

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:21 pm
by Steve Jelf
So Summit has at least one tire for Model T. Its the same price as Coker's, so Summit's free shipping makes it a good deal.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:21 pm
by RustyFords
rnkugel wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:02 am
Whatever tires you decide to buy, check out Summit Racing. All orders over $100 is free shipping all the time. Yes they do carry a number of tires for Ts. Got two sets of Universals (plus flaps and tubes) from them the last couple of years.
That's where I bought mine. I lucked out and just happened to look them up when they were having a 10% off sale on tires. That, added to their free shipping on orders over $100, made it a nice deal.

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:06 pm
by George Hand
Coker site shows several 21" tires, the least expensive listed is Coker Universal Economy Model A Tires 78705 at $112.00 each, look up 21" for a Model A, many reply's here addressed referenced 30" Cinchers

Re: 21" tires for a driver

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:36 pm
by Moxie26
I am more than pleased with the 21" Lester's I just put on my car. The tread is siped for better traction and overall gives a more comfortable ride.