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PostPost by: USA64 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm

FYI seems relevant especially because Miata.
https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos ... ay_April_8
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PostPost by: webbslinger » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:30 pm

In the off chance that relevancy may be overrated -
Check this side bar out that was in Ferrari Club of America's spring 1990 Prancing Horse. (Cross my fingers it uploaded)
I think this was in response to an article in a previous issue disparaging a car being sold with original tires that were thought to still contain the original factory air.
Remember when "factory air" used to be a big deal? it was mentioned a lot in for sale ads back in the day, but not much anymore. There probably isn't enough air in todays 40 series wagon wheels to tell the difference.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:45 pm

the date on the Ferrari article "original air" just HAS to be written/published for a roll out on APRIL 1st!!!!! :lol:
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PostPost by: webbslinger » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:59 pm

Possibly this upload is readable. I think this was for April 1st - 1990.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:24 am

A number of years ago, I can read an article in Grassroots Motorsports about them doing tire/wheel combinations tests on the Miata. If I remember correctly, everything they tried made the car go slower on their test track.
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