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Steel Spoke Wheels and Tires of Ford Antique Cars

Steel Spoke Wheels and Tires of Ford Antique Cars

Sections of Article

  • Ford Steel Spoke Wheels
  • Removing Tires From Ford Steel Spoke Wheels
  • Mounting  Tires  on  Ford Steel Spoke Wheels

  • Keeping Tires Inflated to 35 Pounds

  • Care of Tires When Car Is Stored


Ford Steel Spoke Wheels

To remove Ford steel spoke wheels, jack up the side of the car from which the wheel is to be withdrawn and screw off the five hub bolt nuts.   The wheel can then be removed.  When replacing a wheel, tighten each hub bolt nut a few turns at a time. Then follow around hub, tightening each nut firmly. If nuts are not drawn up evenly, the wheel will not run true.

 

Steel Spoke Wheels and Tires of Ford Antique Cars :RemovingTires,Wheels Mounting,Tires Inflated to 35 Pounds,Care of Tires When Car Is Stored.
Steel Spoke Wheels and Tires of Ford Antique Cars
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Removing Tires From Ford Steel Spoke Wheels
(Drop Center Rim)

Remove valve cap and lock nut and place wheel so that valve is at the top. Let all air out of tube. Push valve stem up into tire.   Working both ways from the valve stem, press the tire together and down into the  rim well,  approximately one foot each side of the valve stem.Insert tire iron  under  both  beads  at point opposite  valve  and force tire over rim.The tire can then be removed from the wheel with the hands.

 

Mounting  Tires  on  Ford Steel Spoke Wheels

       (Drop Center Rim)

Inflate tube until it is barely  rounded out,  and insert tube in casing.If tires are marked with a red dot on red guide line, the tube must be placed in the tire with the valve stem at point marked with the red dot.

(Caution : never use a tire flap when mounting tires on Ford Steel spoke wheels.) With wheel placed so that valve stem hole is at top, place casing and tube on wheel with valve in valve stem hole. Working both ways from the valve stem, press the casing together and down into the rim well, until lower part of casing can be forced over rim flange at bottom.

A tire iron may be used if necessary.Raise tire up,  until it is perfectly centered on rim and beads are seated on bead seats. Inflate tube to not more than  two  pounds  pressure and work casing back and forth to insure proper setting of tire, indicated by red line on tire being equally spaced from  rim  all  way  around.

CAUTION : With Ford steel spoke wheels (drop  center  rims) use only casing with red centering  line  just  above  red rim flange, and tubes marked “for drop center rims.”

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It is particularly important that  the red line  show an even distance from the rim all around on both sides before fully inflating tire. Put valve  nut on valve, inflate tire to 35 pounds and screw valve cap down tightly. With Ford steel spoke  wheels, tires can be more  easily  changed  with wheel mounted on axle or tire  carrier than by laying the wheel on ground.

Keeping Tires Inflated to 35 Pounds

Tires should never be run partially inflated, as the side walls are  unduly bent and the fabric  is  subjected  to stresses which cause what is known as rim cutting.Keep both front and rear tires inflated to 35 lbs. and check the pressure once a week.

Never run on a flat tire, even for a short distance. Skidding also shortens the life of the tires. Avoid locking the wheels with the brakes no tire will stand the strain of being dragged over the pavement.   Avoid running in street car tracks, or bumping the sides of the tire against the curbing.

To get most service at least expense, tires should be inspected frequently and all small cuts or holes properly sealed or repaired, thus preventing dirt and water working in between the rubber tread and the  fabric,  causing  blisters or sand holes.

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Care of Tires When Car Is Stored

When a car is idle for any appreciable  length of time, it should be jacked up to take the load off the tires. If the car  is  laid  up  for  several months, it is best to remove the tires.

Wrap up the outer casings and inner tubes separately, and store them in a dark  room not  exposed  to extreme  temperatures.Remove oil or grease from the tires with gasoline.

Red line on tire must show even distance from rim all the way around the  tire.

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NOTE : All tires used on Model A cars are balanced.   In placing the tube in the casing, always have the valve at the red mark on the casing.


Article Credit : This Article courtesy should goes to ” A New Car” Instruction guide of ford Cars 1922 by Ford Car Company Canada.

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