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    Gidday all! Anyone got any ideas for recommended tyre pressures for a 1954 big boot Slough-built Light 15? I'm currently using 29psi all round, but if anyone has any recommendations for better handling, I'm keen to try. They're the big Michelins.
    Cheers, and thanks

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    From my experience 29 psi sounds about right, you could try incrreasing the pressure anywhere up to say 35psi especially at the front. The rear seems to benefit from being a little softer than the front.

    If you have the correct size on the car you don't want to drive the car too fast and wear out the tyres. I had a light 15 which was driven vigorously and got about 20,000 miles, say 35,000 k from the front tyres, got to be quite expensive when they are 300 to 400 dollars to replace.

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    Thanks Peter - I've upped it to 30 all round in readiness for Tasmania. I'm waiting on new Michelins in about three months anyhow, and I intend to get the front suspension overhauled at the same time.
    I've had her nearly two years now and still fall in love each time I get behind the wheel.

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