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  1. Wheel/Tire Fit Question

    Wheels and Tires
    Hi All; My son and I recently purchased a 4 door 1966 Nova with a 230 straight six cylinder engine and two speed automatic transition. As far as we know, the axles are original and it has drum brakes and 13 inch wheels all around. Everything I have found indicates that 14 inch wheels were the...
  2. Original Tyre Size conversion

    Originality
    I saw an article on another site that was talking about tire sizes of the 60's. They were talking about a string of 3 numbers - but the catcher is that the article did not define what the numbers mean. Does anyone have any clue what the third set means? I cannot find anything that...
  3. Max Front Tire size 68-72 Nova

    Steering, Suspension, and Chassis
    I have just mounted new tires and wheels on my 1970 Nova. I upgraded from 14 inch wheels to 15 inch wheels. Stop type repop wheel with at least 4.5 inch back spacing. The tires are 235/70 R15. They are not rubbing at all on the back, but they are rubbing a lot when turning on the front. The...
  4. 295/65R15 On a 15x9 rim

    Wheels and Tires
    I have a 74 Nova, "the only year missing from the topics" I have weld wheels with 295/65R15s and the tires are too big for the car, they hit on inner fender, shock and leaf. I dont know much about tires, but trying to find what the best size would be to keep it big but not hit. what should I go...
  5. 16x8 Rim = What tire size will fit?

    Wheels and Tires
    I have a 72 Nova with a stock rear end and I just bought a pair of 16x8 wheels with 5.5in backspacing for the rear tires. I was told a 255/60/16 would fit just fine. Does anyone know this to be true? I'm trying to get as much rubber down without rubbing anywhere. I currently have 15x8 rims with...
  6. 70 nova wheel questions

    Wheels and Tires
    I have a 70 nova and currently running american racing outlaw 2's 15x 8 3.75 back spacing with 265/50/15's that rub bad so I have air shocks that I have to keep a 100 pounds of pressure in to keep from rubbing. I would like to run these tires if I can because they have less than 1000 Miles on...
  7. Mini tubers! Lend us your rears!

    Wheels and Tires
    I recently bought my 1970 Nova. The guy I bought it from did not tell me much. He put new tires and cragers on it. They are 215/35/15. Long story short I found out this car had a brand new Detroit speed mini tub kit! Now I want to get rid of the funny small tires in the rear. Im going crazy...
  8. widest possible wheels on a '66??

    Wheels and Tires
    i have a '66 sedan that i plan on mini tubbing and dropping in a narrowed 9". My question is what is the widest tire can i stuff under the back with just moving the leaf springs. I dont want to use a fuel cell or anything like that. i want to keep my stock fuel tank. thanks for the help!
  9. 63 chevy II wheel size

    1st & 2nd Generation Chevy II/Nova's
    Does anyone know if a 15x7 wheel 195/60/r15 tire will work on the front with a stock five lug conversion or have you experienced clearance issues. If it worked what kind of backspace were you using. Thanks for any input.
  10. 62' nova rear tire size

    Drag Racing Forum
    can someone tell me what size rear tires and backspacing i need for a 15 inch rim if i want a 10.5 inch street slick on my 62' nova. Its mini tubbed with a stock width 9" rear end. thanks for the help
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