[Healeys] Wire Wheels - best 2 on rear or front?

glemon at neb.rr.com glemon at neb.rr.com
Thu Nov 9 07:05:29 MST 2017

I agree if the wheels aren't true put the best on the front, when I read this I immediately thought splines, the other major issue with wire wheels.  Put the best splines in the back, they get it coming and going (back and forth torque from braking and acceleration), and will wear out further and faster on the rears.

I did this on my 100, and also replaced the rear hubs, no more clunk.

Greg Lemon

---- Fred Wescoe <fredwescoe at gmail.com> wrote: 
> Bob,
> Put the best wheel on the driver side front, then the next best on the
> passenger side front, then the next best on the driver side rear and the
> worst on the passenger side rear.
> If you know the wheels are not great, have them trued.  The tires should
> have correct tubes in them.  Most tire places put too large a tube in and
> this could cause a flat.  The spoke nipples could also chafe the tube and
> so the inside of the wheel needs to be wrapped with rubber tape, not duct
> tape.  Then the tires and tubes are mounted and shaved round and then
> everything balanced.
> I know this sounds extensive and excessive but you just paid a lot of money
> for tires why do anything less for the wheels, your safety and comfort as
> well as your family's safety and comfort.
> I sound like I am preaching but Allen Hendrix just finished mine last
> Thursday and there is a fabulous improvement in ride and handling of the
> car.  Be sure to include the spare in the process.
> No financial interest or attachment with Hendrix Wire Wheels, just very
> satisfied for the second time.
> Fred
> 63 BJ7 deceased
> 66 BJ8
> On Nov 8, 2017 2:00 PM, "Bob Simmen" <rsimmen at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> > Just got 5 new tires for my BJ8.  Wire wheels are good, but not great.
> >
> > Do I put the 2 best wheels on the rear or the front?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help!
> >
> > Bob
> >
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