I picked up a set of fairly good Pasco 60 spoke wires.
The rims and hubs are great but they will need to be tuned and the odd spoke replaced to run true again. Any suggestions on doing this?
I didn't get the Pasco wrench. There's an inner large lock nut and then the outer, smaller hubcap.
Anybody have an extra wrench or a picture of what it looks like??
The wrench is a large double closed end affair with the word Pasco cast into the handle. They have been reproduced. Also the hubs have been reproduced. You might check with McLarens, the wheel makers. I can't recall who was making the hub's or wrench.
Talk to the motorcycle or British sports car repair shops. They should be able to give you a good lead.
I can take a picture of the wrench and post it later today. I have a very nice set of Pascos. I have two wrenches. The one that came with the wheels, which Lewis Rector filed out of a piece of stock and an original, which I found in a box of junk at an auction years ago.
The outer and inner nuts are threaded different directions, by the way. Bob Woodburn has one I'm trading him out of, it's pretty rough but they are hard to find.
There's a motorcycle shop near me that is relacing & truing a set of Buffalos for a friend of mine - I'll try and get the info.
So is a speedster in your future!!!!
Maybe I should sell you a engine!!!!!!
Hopefully I will be Successful in up loading my wrench for Pasco Wire Wheels. Is it an original or a reproduction wrench? You need some one better then me.
Here it is.
three other pics
I will learn
Wow, those are neat looking wheels!
I know I'm going against the grain, but those sure would look pretty on the right brass era roadster :-)
Late 10 early 11 roadster.
Thanks for all the interest guys.
Les, I tried the bike and British car shops out here and nobody would do car wheels. In fact the British car shop says its cheaper to by new wires now so they don't repair any wires anymore.
I don't have any plans for a speedster right now. Remember the ride Dan and I had in your speedster 13 years ago??? I'm still recovering.... Besides it rains out here once in a while and I like a roof over my head. The wheels will probably go on my 11 RHD Canadian touring that I'm putting together. It should be on the road next summer.
Thanks Stan and Evan for the info. Stan when you find a third wrench let me know!
Great pictures Cary. Now I know what I'm hunting for. If only Hershey wasn't 3500 miles away.
Got your email Steve. I'll give them a call.
Buchanan on West Coast can fix you up with spokes and nipples, or redo the entire wheels
I think I know of a shop in Calgary that can help. They will need a front spindle and hub on a stand so they spin the wheel. You may find if you approach the MC shops with a set up like that they will be more interested. I'll contact the guys in Calgary as well