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Author:  JimLowery [ Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Tire logistics Q

Rookie Jim here - my 1923 Touring car has ancient rotted 33x4.5 tires on the rear, and newer Firestone 32x4 "no skid" on the front.
The rear tire has a "pie crust" style sidewall - so far I haven't seen that kind of tire available out there?
The question is, is there any reason to avoid putting "no skid" style tires on the rear?
And, is there an advantage to the larger tire size on the rear?
I bet there's all kinds of opinions out there on this...
Texas Jim

Author:  DougWalters [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Tire logistics Q

I believe the original tire would be 32X4 front and rear. Most water pumps leak. You can replace the packing and make it better. Refer to the Book of Information, owner's manual. for tire info. As to shifting I very rarely use first gear in my cars. Shift to third as quickly as you can, meaning as soon as you are moving. SOME of the grinding can be controlled by the thickness of the gear oil. It should be very thick.

Author:  FrancisFarris [ Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:30 am ]
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I use 600W steam cylinder oil in my transmission and rear axle. Hopefully that should help with your gear shifting.

Author:  JimLowery [ Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tire logistics Q

600W wow. It must be thick like bar oil?
Thank you - lots to learn.

Author:  JimLowery [ Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Tire logistics Q

I'm posting an end-of-project on the tire issue. I chose, with much deliberation, to buy a full set of 32x4 Firestone "Non Skid"s, new tubes and new flaps from Coker. I paid a little more to have brass stems, they're identical to the decades old tube stems I had.

I had found a couple of how-to vids on youtube for rim/tire assembly, they were Model T guys. I was fortunate to find a local old timer collector who kindly loaned me a rim contractor/expander. The job would have been near impossible without it. And, the youtube technique using baby powder, which as coincidence would have it was just expertly published in our Club newsletter this month, worked perfectly.

Now on to dressing up my felloes and spokes before remounting...

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