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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 19, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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firestone nylon f70-14 wide oval red stripe tire decode. WIW

Hi all,
I posted on Yenko.net how to decode this wheel. I have received some good info, but now I have people asking me if I want to sell and since I dont have the GTO and I was using it as a roller to move cars around it needs to go to a good home.



Tire is very nice. I dont see any dry rot or any damage to it.
Still has alot of tread.
The rim has A3(valve stem)6


Any help would be appreciated. If I can get a answwer to the price I will put it up in the classifieds.
Thanks Guys!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 1st, 19, 10:40 AM
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Re: firestone nylon f70-14 wide oval red stripe tire decode. WIW

A3 6 1967 Chevelle non SS 14x5 drum brake steelies
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old May 7th, 19, 8:19 PM
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Re: firestone nylon f70-14 wide oval red stripe tire decode. WIW

No, that is the code for 14x6 SS wheels

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Re: firestone nylon f70-14 wide oval red stripe tire decode. WIW

well for some reason my 1 owner 67 malibu has those A3 6 codes on its original 14x5 steel rims and my 1 owner 67 malibu 4 door parts car also matched those codes on its 14x5 rims. both built in baltimore.
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well for some reason my 1 owner 67 malibu has those A3 6 codes on its original 14x5 steel rims and my 1 owner 67 malibu 4 door parts car also matched those codes on its 14x5 rims. both built in baltimore.

May I ask what size tires were on your cars.
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Re: firestone nylon f70-14 wide oval red stripe tire decode. WIW

I can see by the red stripe orientation being out closer to the tread that tire is not a reproduction tire. The repros are like the revised style that has the red stripe closer to the tire bead where it is less likely to suffer from curb rash.

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May I ask what size tires were on your cars.
Going by memory 7.35-14 I believe is the factory original spare,i would have to double check to confirm. I have since put F70-14 redlines on the car with rallys
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Re: firestone nylon f70-14 wide oval red stripe tire decode. WIW

A3 appears on some 14x5 Chevelle wheels, but not with the 6 stamp along with it (at least not that I have ever seen). Also, the 6 is the factory broadcast sheet code for the Chevelle 14x6 wheel, and is the code you find on SS build sheets (but not on build sheets for Malibu's with 7.35 or 7.75 tires).

Question has been raised before as to whether a Malibu ordered with F70 tires automatically got 14x6 wheels. Bill Wente has one L79 Malibu that appears to have come that way. But I have an original 67 spare tire that is an F70 red stripe Firestone still on the original paint 14x5 wheel. So that question is still up in the air.

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Re: firestone nylon f70-14 wide oval red stripe tire decode. WIW

As Jeff stated, I have an L79 Malibu that came to me with what appears to be it's original never-on-the-ground spare, An F70 on an A3 6 14x6 wheel.

Additionally, in the early eighties I purchased a '67 L79 Malibu from the original owner, a co-worker at a Chevy dealer. This Chevelle was never modified in any way and still retained all five body colored original wheels, 14x6 A3 6. The original window sticker listed option "6PW8BA F70X14X2 PLY R STRP" priced at $63.15.

Jeff's F70 on 5" wheel has caused some head scratching for Jeff and myself!!

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Re: firestone nylon f70-14 wide oval red stripe tire decode. WIW

Just double checked and 3 of my 14x5 rims have code A3 stamped on both sides of the valve. The fourth rim has A3 on one side of the valve and a date on the other side. spare is A3 6
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Just double checked and 3 of my 14x5 rims have code A3 stamped on both sides of the valve. The fourth rim has A3 on one side of the valve and a date on the other side. spare is A3 6
Then I suspect the spare is 14x6.
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