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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Never Crossed my Mind...

Something I had never thought about until my fellow RROC member Gary T mentioned it. "Change your spare tyre - you may actually need it one day and it may fail...."
So today I fitted a new one.
But I do believe my spare tyre was still original (from 1975).
A Firestone Cavallino Wide Oval Radial.
It has a very odd thin mid wall whitewall.
It's old and hard, cracked and 'knackered' but I just can't throw it out - tomorrow I'll clean it up and keep it. My wife doesn't need to know....
Is it actually an original Crewe supplied spare? Anyone...?
It does say 'Made in Great Britain' on it.
It's useless as a useable tyre but maybe someone out there wants it.
Oh, and as far as the debate went (which ended up pretty well 50/50 by the way) , I fitted four new 16" BLACKWALLS on the old thing. Sorry Rodd, whitewalls are just not my style....
(Posted by David Irvine)


At 12:06 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks lovely in that last photo!


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