The 1963 Nova SS came with 6.50X14 tires.
The P-Metric equivalent would be 185/75/14RWas the stock tire size 185/75/14R or 195/75/14R?
Thanks for the reply!!
There was no P-Metric sizing in tires in 1963. They came from the factory with 6.50X14 tires. You can still get these sizes from places like Coker Tire, etc. Otherwise, the modern equivalent is 185/75/R14.Thank you. That was the stock size that was installed on the 63 SS Nova?
Actually, on '63 SS cars they weren't a stand alone option. They came as part of the RPO Z03 Super Sport package. These cars had to have 14 inch wheels to accomodate the SS wheel covers that came from the 1963 Impala SS.Yep, in 63 if you purchased an SS you had an option for the 14 inch wheel. I think the third seat wagons all had the 14 inch, 4 lug as stock wheels.:ragtop:
I think I put in with your dad and the design being for bias ply tires. Just my two cents, but when I had a Nova with 14 inch wheels (stock) I ran a set of 185/75R 14 tires that were made for a Vanagon. Radials, but with a reinforced sidewall, and that helped keep the tires straight up and down more than other radials seemed to. Not at all a performance tire, but better steering up front.Original was a Bias-Ply, thus the 6.50X14 size Bob first mentioned. If you want OG, then you have to get the Bias-Ply. My Dad claims the car's stock suspension was build for a Bias-Ply tire and will handle better with one versus a radial tire. I'm not sure how much truth there is to that. I still have a Bias-Ply spare in the trunk that may even be the original.