[Healeys] Spokes and Truing Wheels

gradea1 at charter.net gradea1 at charter.net
Mon May 3 11:38:31 MDT 2021

Hi Harold- yes, I also used a dial gauge and that, unfortunately, is
too fine an instrument for the crude wheels that we have. It will
drive you crazy to try to "0" out the wheel. Looks like you got close
and could not effect a change. Me too. That is probably as good as it
will get. I think the eye is a better judge of the "quality" of the
wheel-if you see runout try to move it to be less. Of the five wheels
I did I rated them as the best-worse and used #5 for the spare,
putting the best on the fronts. They are very close to "good" as round
goes. A wonderful theory that in practical use has some forgiveness.
You could send them assembled, off to Hendricks Wheel service and they
may be able to do a tighter finish. Folks swear that their trued,
shaved, rebuilt wheels from them are the cats meow.
A couple of things I did in assembly: I used anti seize compound on
all the spoke threads-just enough to make so you could possibly undo
them later. Then at the other end, I used marine sealant on the hub
nubs to seal in grease and seal out water. May work for awhile. I also
ran a 2" duct tape seal over the nibs in the rim, in addition to the
rubber rim seal (which does not cover them well.)
The only secret sequence I found was when you tightened one nib, you
needed to go to the exact opposite nib to compensate for the "pull" on
the shape of the wheel. Remarkable how much they will distort. Fun
experience to do ONCE. Best of luck, Hank

	-----------------------------------------From: "Harold Manifold" 
To: "gradea1 at charter.net"
Sent: Monday May 3 2021 8:44:09AM
Subject: RE: [Healeys] Spokes and Truing Wheels


	Thanks for the reply. Did you find any secret sequence for loosening
and tightening the spokes. I have a dial gauge and can find the high
spots and low spots but I seem to be able to just move them around. 

	I agree this will tedious no matter what. 


	FROM: gradea1 at charter.net
SENT: Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:21 PM
TO: Harold Manifold
CC: healeys at autox.team.net
SUBJECT: RE: [Healeys] Spokes and Truing Wheels  

	Harold- I made up this table with an axle hub mounted vertically and
a fixed post each side using two coffee stir sticks as markers or
guides. After lacing the wheel, rotate to first get rid of up/down
wobble and then tighten to keep wheel round-equally from each post.

	You are correct the spokes and nibs are 10-32, but the thread angle
is Whitworth (55 degrees-I believe) Use a British tap to clean up
threads. Don't use SAE.   

	Its a tedious task but I did all 5 wheels for my 100, and they run
perfect. Check a bicycle/motorcycle shop for procedure. Have fun, Hank


	From: "Harold Manifold via Healeys"
 To: "healeys at autox.team.net"
 Sent: Sunday May 2 2021 4:35:21PM
 Subject: [Healeys] Spokes and Truing Wheels  


	What is the thread size for the spokes and nipples It looks like
10-32 but a threading die doesn’t seem to fit. Also, does anyone
have a good procedure for truing wheels? I was told Out of Round first
then Wobble. I did the Out of Round on one wheel and could get to
0.050” but no better. 


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