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Don    Posted 11-11-2021 at 17:01:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Does anyone know of where the best place to buy a set of firestone field and road 32x9.5 rear tires for my early 39 9n would be? Thanks for your help Don

    carl    Posted 11-15-2021 at 06:48:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Steve Dabrowski's restored to original early 9N ands early 8N both with newer repop tires...

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 11-12-2021 at 21:25:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • While Firestone was the original tire for just about all Ford products the existing new style tire is (in my opinion) ill suited for a restoration of any of the 39-47 9/2N tractors because the tread pattern is clearly wrong being 23. Unfortunately no reproduction tire is, or probably will ever be, available in the 32-inch version.

    Best to get a 45 pattern in a 9.5x32 of which there are a few brands available. I have Mitas on my two 1939 9N's and I like their appearance. I believe BKT also makes a tire in that size with 45 lugs, but the ends of the lugs are formed a bit more and seem a bit less correct to my mind.

    Good luck.

    Den N Ms    Posted 11-12-2021 at 20:00:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Try Here

    Carl    Posted 11-13-2021 at 06:21:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yeah, I called Miller Tire first to ask about a Firestone 9.2 or 9.5 x 32 tire and they said they were no longer made. On their site they only stock the MITAS 9.5 x 32 - see LINK. There were originally 3 brands that FORD used - Firestone was the main one as Henry Ford & Harvey Firestone were friends since the Model T, and were part of their 'Vagabonds' group, and would have family ties thru marriage. Next was the B.F. Goodrich brand. FYI: It was Charles Goodyear who developed Vulcanization in 1844. No relation to Spock ... ; > ). The 3rd was the FORD brand itself. Henry Ford, as part of his never ending quest to have his world manufacturing center, The Rouge Plant, had a rubber facility set up as well. He would buy land in Brazil, called it Fordlandia, and had plantations of the Hevea basilienis tree grown to produce the latex needed for rubber production. Workers were mostly locals but the project was one of the few Ford failures as it took a long time for a tree to mature and then the yield was so small it wasn't worth the effort. Brazil was the world leader in latex export and the amount needed in the US alone for tire production could not maintain the demand. A severe disease of the trees would wipe out the rest of Ford's rubber experiment. FORD would later ship their tire molds and manufacturing machines to Russia but they were never compensated for the effort.

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 11-13-2021 at 16:59:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I bought a pair of Mitas 9.5 x 32 from Nebraska Tire and they were quite a bit less than Miller is asking. I got mine early this year so prices may have gone up everywhere hence the Miller pricing, but worth a call to Nebraska tire to see. They have a web site so you can find their phone number there.

    carl    Posted 11-14-2021 at 07:37:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • May find prices have gone up everywhere now since the Cheena pandemic fiasco. Like everything else food, gas, groceries, as Sleepy Joey Obiden has kept people from working. Every store/restaurant/gas station you go into has a HELP WANTED sign out, even doctors say "be patient - we are short staffed" Well; DUH, he's paying people to stay home and not work. Still can't figure out why toilet paper is now limited on shelves. The Cheena thing is a respiratory issue, not gastro so why do people need to stock up on TP? It was OK when they started giving (fake) jabs to everyone then now since the Delta, TWA, Pan Am or whatever the heck they are now calling it cam along all of a sudden, TP is on a limited use only. Absolute idiots on the left

    carl    Posted 11-12-2021 at 10:16:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • look into the AKITAS, MITAS, and BKT brands

    Carl    Posted 11-12-2021 at 07:15:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Firestone doesn't/no longer makes the 32 x 8 (or 9) tire anymore. Search archives for Steve Dabrowski and his early 9N project as he found an aftermarket brand that had the OEM-style 45 DEG closed bar centers like the originals.

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