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Old 08-29-2014, 05:14 PM
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I think one of my next projects for Betsy will be replacing the two front tires which show some sidewall cracks from age and/or sitting in the sun.

I found these searching the web. Has anyone ever heard of or used these tires?

Sears sells them... Geostar G850 8R19.5... and they're cheap compared to the big names at $185 each. Gonna go out on a limb here and guess they're Chinese manufactured.

When I first found them online, Sears was offering free shipping. That's not shown on their site any longer.

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I haven't come across them Joe, but will go out on a limb and suggest that you'll never wear them out. What do you expect to clock in a year, maybe 1000 miles? Probably less. I'd say cheaper is good. Stu
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Joe, I think you'll find most of these tires are made in China now.
FWIW, I have an independent truck tire dealer close here who happens to be a car truck buff. He fell in love with Missy Green and when I was shopping for tires for Blue he told me about Sampson tires. He said he sells lots of them and has had very few complaints. When I was about to order new Sampsons he told me about some take offs from a fleet of roll backs where the owner wanted new tires on all his trucks before the end of last year. He had a couple 225/70 R19.5 that had a 2012 build date and looked very good, no cupping, no breaks or cuts. He guaranteed they would balance out good. So, I put a couple of them on the front and am satisfied with them. Like Stu said, you will never wear any of them out.
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I haven't come across them Joe, but will go out on a limb and suggest that you'll never wear them out. What do you expect to clock in a year, maybe 1000 miles? Probably less. I'd say cheaper is good. Stu
Yeah, my thinking on this is that driving less than 1,000 miles a year on any 12 ply tires rated load range F and with 1/2" of tread and a max speed of 81 mph will work at that price.

But I don't have that spare change just yet, so I'm just shopping. They are substantially cheaper than anything else I've found in that size.

I do have a like-new 8R19.5 spare tire/rim that I could use and just buy one tire but I measured it at a hair over 33" tall, and these are listed as 33.82" tall. That probably wouldn't matter but I think I'd like them to match and keep that one as my spare.

My rear tires are all near-new 225/70 R19.5 which are an inch shorter than the front tires. I figure I don't need a spare that size since I have 4 of them already.

And on a side note, I took Betsy for a spin yesterday and recorded a new land speed record (for her). 53 mph folks! Yes, I yelled WooHoo as I was slowing down... I think I found the only smooth mile-long secluded stretch of street in Riverside... Victoria Avenue. And the speed was recorded for later viewing by my GPS phone app, not the uncalibrated speedometer which probably indicated I was doing 40.
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Joe, I think you'll find most of these tires are made in China now.
This is not an endorsement, just my satisfaction with the product and making you aware of them.
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The link shows it has been removed?

But thanks for the info. I've seen lots of Samson ads in my search.

And my neighbor's son sells Goodyear. He told me to talk to him when I get ready to buy tires. Maybe I could get an employee discount.

EDIT: I just searched for Samson 8R19.5s again and see some for $138!
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Looking good Joe. I know you will have some more time to finish in the next few weeks.. Hope to see this truck at the Western Nationals when you are done. Ed
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Thanks Ed. Yeah, I have that on my bucket list.
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Well, I just drove Betsy to a rental place to get some folding chairs for a shindig tonight.

I discovered another problem I'm going to have to fix before I drive her again.

The new spring I put on the gas pedal linkage got hung up on something in the floorboard when I tapped the gas to shift into 3rd gear. So picture me trying to unstick that while driving down the street and the engine over revving.

Everything's OK luckily, but it scared the holy you know what out of me.

Guess I know what I'll be doing next on the truck. The shop is full of tables and chairs for the shindig, and it's already 95 in the driveway and headed for 104. So this won't get looked at until tomorrow morning when it's cooler.

This never happened before I "fixed" the gas pedal linkage. Any idea what might be hanging it up? I think it's the remnants of the original boot.
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If the piece that comes thru the firewall/floorboard has been bent at all, the spring can hang up on the edges of the hole. I was amazed at the difference in throttle action after I took my whole bellcrank off and cleaned out the crud, oiled and straightened it.
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If the piece that comes thru the firewall/floorboard has been bent at all, the spring can hang up on the edges of the hole. I was amazed at the difference in throttle action after I took my whole bellcrank off and cleaned out the crud, oiled and straightened it.
That must be it. Thanks Ross.
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Good luck getting that fixed. You definitely don't want to have that happen again (although, when it does, remember that you can always kill the ignition)


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Good luck getting that fixed. You definitely don't want to have that happen again (although, when it does, remember that you can always kill the ignition)


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Yes, that's what I did the second time it happened. Held in the clutch, turned the key off and coasted until I could get the spring free. Then I restarted her and came home.

I haven't had a chance to work on it yet, but I noticed the spring looks like it's bent. I'll take pictures if my fix idea works.
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Do you have the "stop bolt" under the gas pedal?
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