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  1. By "Serrated sidewall pattern" I'm trying to describe that excessive, often ugly "artwork" that so many manufacturers have on sidewalls today (The attached photo shows what I'm talking about, which I DO NOT like). I'm looking for a plain sidewall with just the brand name of tire. I think the Cooper Trendsetter SE as you've shown are a good fit as it's a simple, plain looking design.
  2. I'm curious which of today's tire manufacturers are still offering a simple whitewall radial without having to resort to the classic tire outfits like Coker, Diamondback or Lucas etc. My goal is to find an everyday radial without all the ugly serrated sidewall patterns with a regular narrow white wall. I used to use Firestone FR380's which were nicely styled tire, but apparently they don't make them anymore. The size I need is a common P215/75R15. Any info is appreciated.
  3. Hello- I'm trying to help my dad find replacement tires for his 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix. It's an all original car and has the Pontiac 8 lug wheels. The car originally used 8.55x14 (H78-14) tires. The radial equivalent is a P225/75R14. In fact, the car currently has P225/75R14's which were installed back in 1990, but they have deteriorated. I'm having a problem locating the correct sized tires, it seems nobody makes them anymore, even the radial size. I went to the Coker website, but they appear to make the bias ply 8.55x14 as a wide whitewall only, which does me no good. Coker also ha
  4. Thanks for the replies. I think I need to take my time and wait to find an NOS sending unit, but I'll call that place in Texas to see what they've got. With ebay, there's always a possibility a nice new or used unit may show up in the near future too. Floats with a swinging arm are usually dampened electrically via capacitor circuit. The capacitor would hold a charge based on average fuel level in the tank. Upon sudden changes in fuel level due to starts, stops, turns etc., the float naturally swings around with the sloshing of the fuel. That means the resistance would also rapidly chang
  5. Hello, I recently acquired a 1970 Buick Electra 4 door hard top and have a question regarding the fuel tank sending unit. My fuel gauge does indeed work, but when driving the car around, the needle swings all over the place which is very annoying. I studied the shop manual and it appears that the original sending unit was of a canister style in which the float was contained within the canister. Small holes are placed vertically along the canister as to allow fuel to enter, but drain slowly. Apparently the design concept was to compensate for the fuel sloshing inside the tank, but still mai
  6. Hello, My name is Doug, and I am from Chicago, IL. I recently joined the AACA, something I have wanted to do for a long time. My first car was a 1968 Buick Electra that I bought when I was 16 back in 1999. At that time, I joined the BCA and recently renewed my membership. 14 years later I still enjoy owning my '68 Electra but have since added additional cars to the collection. I appreciate all makes of American vehicles, but have been mostly familiar with GM and Chrysler products as that's mostly what I've owned over the years. I enjoy the classic cars for how they were originally design
  7. I'm 29, my first car was an all original 1968 Buick Electra 225 which I still own 14 years later. My dad got me into cars when I was quite young, he would take me to car shows and I took interest at an early age. I really enjoy cars when they are in original or restored to original condition. Other cars I own: 1960 Chevrolet Impala Sport Sedan (three speed on the column with the 235 inline 6) 1965 Chrysler Newport Town Sedan (383 V8) 1970 Buick Electra 225 (455 V8) 1971 Dodge Coronet Brougham (318 V8) The only problem is, I wish I had room to keep them all at home! I only keep 2 at home a
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