BBRT chsadek at adelphia.net
Mon Oct 17 21:58:46 EDT 2005

Why don't you guys go to Dayton Wire Wheels and ask them?   They make a 
living out of it. Used to be owned by Jim Schardt, long time Yenko Stinger 
racer and former Mid West Regional champ. Report back and let us know true 
skinny on wire wheels. Someone makes a special socket for wire wheels (and 
mags with knockoffs) and a long breaker bar or torque wrench for tightening 
so you don't have to beat the heck out of the ears.

Chuck S
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Loving" <ral1963 at comcast.net>
To: <N2VZD at aol.com>; <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 9:50 PM
Subject: RE: <VV> Re: WIRE WHEELS

> Knock-off wire wheels are always prone to loosening.  I think that every
> owner of Kelsey-Hayes or Dayton's that I have talked too said the same
> thing.  When I bought my 63 the PO had eventually given up on the lead
> hammer and switched to a BIG steel one.  Beat the living crap out of the
> ears to the point they were almost destroyed.
> Back to your friend's problem, I will have to assume that he has them on
> the correct sides, as they have directional arrows with thread patterns
> for that specific tire rotation direction.  They will self loosen
> quickly if you have them on the wrong side.
> Have your friend make sure the rims are balanced well to further reduce
> vibrations that will lead to early spinner loosening.
> I eventfully planned on trying to see if wrapping some Teflon tape (pipe
> tape) around the threads to help absorb some road vibration and increase
> the resistance between the threads would prevent them from loosening.
> I would also pick up an extra all lead headed hammer (as not to use the
> original hammer) and as routine habit give eact spinner ear a whack at
> every gas fill-up.
> Make it a routine, just like checking the oil.....
> Rick Loving
> <SNIP>
> Subject: <VV> Re: WIRE WHEELS
> any secret to keeping wire wheels tight?  one of our club members has 3
> cars
> with them and has troubles keeping them tight at times.  guess cars with
> wire
> wheels should be trailer queens? but oh my they look great.
> regards, tim colson
> <SNIP>
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