OT - what car would have used a rim spreader larger than a T ?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: OT - what car would have used a rim spreader larger than a T ?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 07:04 pm:

i have a spreader for the split rims like the 26-7 fords, but it is for a larger wheel. its been in my way long enough, but hard to market when you dont know what it fits. any ideas ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 07:56 pm:

Hudson, Olds, Overland and other teens cars.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 08:14 pm:

Many cars used split rims in the 1920s with non clincher "balloon" tires. I know Pierce used split rims on 1928 wire wheel equipped Series 81 for example.

The car in this picture is a 1926 - ish Pierce Arrow Series 80. The 81 is very similar, just a year newer and with a slightly modernized body style. I spent a full day replacing all six tires on a Series 81 roadster with split rims. It was a fight.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 08:40 pm:

I once mounted tires on a '22 Nash for a friend. I don't remember the tire size, but my rim spreader was just big enough to do it. They were quite a bit larger that Model T rims.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 08:48 pm:

thanks, this give some clues to get it to the correct home. the thing is totally closed when put on a 21" t wheel


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Dupree on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 10:55 pm:

Don't forget TT truck rear tires as well.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 11:00 pm:

My Chalmers Detroit has 36X4 split rims which makes the rim 28". I searched for years to find a rim spreader big enough before I found one at a garage sale where no one had any idea what it was.


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