[Healeys] Wire wheel question....
jsoderling at astound.net
Fri Dec 14 17:42:54 MST 2007
Some owners using tubes have had a problem with wear on the valve stem by
the raw edge of the wheel stem hole. I believe it is Norm Nock who
recommends enlarging the stem hole and inserting a grommet to protect the
Erika the Red
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Barnes" <fiat500f at aol.com>
To: <healeys at Autox.Team.Net>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 10:26 AM
Subject: [Healeys] Wire wheel question....
> So I'm (still) helping my friend with his 1954 100-4 and I have a question
> about his wire wheels. They are 60 spoke, so not original to the 100-4
> still pretty old), but here is the odd thing. The holes in all four
> where the valve of the tube comes through is BIG. Most holes I've seen in
> wheels where a valve from a tube comes through are just slightly bigger
> the valve, but the wheels on my friends car have holes just a bit larger
> a quarter. I can see the base of the valve and a good bit of tube around
> So, what's the deal here? Did older tubes have larger valves that
> required a
> larger hole, or has someone, (the Dreaded Previous Owners), made the
> bigger? Opinions please.
> Lost in the Sea of Holes,
> Paul B.
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