Hi all. After posting this on the Stock Corvair FB page, Kent encouraged me to start a blog here.
I’ll start with pasting the text from the FB page:
Just thought I’d share some pics of a couple of spares on original rims. One is an original US Royal 6.50-13 tire on its original rim – 1965 air inside lol. Spare was originally from a local 65 4-door with A/C known since new. I will install it (for shows) in my 65 Corsa turbo. The second one is a new 7.00-13 Coker “Firestone” mounted on an original rim from another A/C car. This one will go into my 66 turbo convertible. I thought it was interesting to see the actual differences in size from the -1965 tire and the 1966+ tire. Also interesting to conclude how it seems the tires of the day were really designed for going in a straight line rather than around corners!