[TR] Wire Wheels

Geo Hahn ahwahneetr at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 07:01:51 MST 2013

Jim --

I have recently (1 year) put the Daytons on my other LBC and had to reseal
the spokes to get them to hold air w/o tubes.  Possibly due to the factory
seal being scraped during mounting (looked pretty skimpy to me) but they
are fine now.

I have had the painted Dunlops on my TR4 for about a decade (on & off as I
also use them on my TR3A) and think they look great -- but that's just my
taste:  E-Types look right with chrome wires, TRs look right with painted.

I, too, mount and balance my own with Harbor Freight equipment.  Just
replaced my old Coopers with Vreds this past week.  185/15s are very easy
to mount thanks to that tall side wall.  I always mount from the backside
so there are no marks on the rim or tire when I'm done.  A shop should be
able to do the same if that is your concern.


On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM, James Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am deciding on whether to put new chrome wires on my TR4 rebuild project.
> I want to go tubeless and wondered what the experiences of the list were
> from Dayton or Dunlop wheels. Also, do you need a specialty shop to mount
> the tires on these?  Since my 4 is an early one, I am also considering the
> wide white walls as on the original postcard photo and dread going to the
> local tire shop to have mounted.  I can just see a black streak on the
> white
> walls from their machine.  Haven't had wires before so appreciate any
> feedback.  Just pulled the rear axle out and leaf springs for a redo.
> Cheers,
> Jim Henningsen
> Ocala, FL
> 62 TR4 x2
> 75 TR6
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