Information needed on disc wheels

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Information needed on disc wheels
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Elenbaas - Granger, Washington on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 06:02 pm:

Can anyone help identify these type of disc wheels. Thy have 6.00x20 tires on them. They appear to be similar to these on tbay at this time.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPEED-equipment-1920-1924-25-1926-1927-Model-T-ford-RACING-wheels-artillery-/290843836323?hash=item43b7a4bfa3&item=290843836323&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 06:22 pm:

Jim, They look like 29 Chev wheels crudely adapted to a T wood wheel hub.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan Bright on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 06:35 pm:

i have to agree with tom regarding what kind of wheel it is. I have a 28 chevy and it is very similar except the hub.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 08:00 pm:

Looks a lot like some Chevxxxx wheels on a 24 roadster on our farm.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shawn Hayward on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 08:01 pm:

heres a set of 28 chev wheels I built adapters for
wheels bolt to hubs



machined o fit T hubs and both bolt patterns






hubs bolt to adapters from the back



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les VonNordheim on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 08:05 pm:

JAMES,
There are not crudely adapted chev. disk wheels adapted to T hubs. I also have a set and they were made to fit T hubs. Great for a speedster.
Les


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Elenbaas - Granger, Washington on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 08:21 pm:

Thanks for the responses. I am a little confused by the 20" tire. Is that a common size?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 08:27 pm:

the chebby disks ive seen are 21"s take satndard late T, early A tires.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 08:32 pm:

They are 29 Chev wheels crudely adapted to T hubs. 1928 Chev wheels were 21". 29 Chevs are 20". They are not special speedster wheels. If you look you can see the original Chev lug nut holes in between the T holes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 10:11 pm:

For the front you can put the Chevvy spindles of '27-28 right onto the T axle.
'28 rims are wider than '27 but will interchange.
I don't see the use in making adapters, just redrill to fit the T hubs.
Adapters also set the wheel out a bit giving a wider track. The outset of the tire foot print from the kingpin starts getting you into a situation where the car is harder to keep it tracking straight without wanting to wander side to side.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:24 am:

Aaron, I do it your way, I just redrill and bolt on. I use a spacer on the inside to bring the disk out a little to the width that a ford wheel would be located at. The original outside ring from a wood spoke wheel makes a good cover for the extra Chevy bolt holes.
It looks good but maybe not show quality, but I hate shows so I am happy with the looks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Shawn Hayward on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 03:33 pm:

Willie and Aaron
the reason for the adapters ,
1)as Willie mentioned the tracking needs to be 1/2 inch wider on each side as opposed to directly bolting the wheel to the hub, in order to maintain the original tracking ,
2) to support the wheel at the hub, to relieve some stress on the bolt holes when sideways pressure is applied to them in a corner,
all the research I found stated to watch for cracks in the rim or hub
3) my adapters won't break , I can bolt on a new wheel or hub in minutes


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 06:34 pm:

Shawn, I like your adapters. They also properly center the wheel so it ain't just hangin' on the lugs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:09 pm:

OK, I am with you now.
I did not know about the offset since I used the Chev spindles.
Thanks for the explanation.


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