Anyone have a picture showing how to install a wire wheel on a car with 8 inch brakes? What kind of spacer do you need to install auxiliary brakes?
What kind of wire wheels? Model A with adapters or T with wire wheel hubs? Other?
i think im right on all of this...
the small drums wont accept 26/27 wire rims. you have to use aftermarket wheels which have their own hubs. Some of these companies are Budd, Buffalo and daytons. If you want to use the small drum with 26/27 wire rims you will have to take them to a machine shop and have the 5 lug pattern bored on them. Then put the lugs through and weld the head on the inside of the hub.
does this answer your question?
p.s. if you are building a speedster and you think a speedster without wire wheels is just wrong then i respectfully disagree. Wood wheels have grown on me. Give them time to grow on you as well particularly if you already own them. If i am completely off here just ignore this
You can get ahold of John McLaren and have small (new) drums drilled for the 26-7 wire wheel centers, change rear drums, restud and bolt on the 21 in wire wheels
Model T wire wheels. Model T hubs.
John - you are correct. I have to get some new drums from John McLaren.
Nathan = I like my wooden wheels on the speedster. I will put wire on the touring.
I think Uncle Jack in an earlier post stated that you need spacers to install aux brakes if using 8 inch drums and wire wheels.