TT tire and rear wheel rims

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: TT tire and rear wheel rims
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Husted on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:43 pm:

What size tires and rims were available on a 1922
TT one ton truck??? Are they available today???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Owens on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:54 pm:

650-20 on mine, Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:08 pm:

32X4 1/2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm:

32 x 4 1/2 on my '25 TT also. That size tires are made by Universay & cost about $291.00 each, plus shipping, etc.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:16 pm:

Make that Universal, not universay! :-(

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Husted on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:49 pm:

I have a pair of 33-5 universal tires, no rims, and a pair of rear wheels no size. I,ll have to see what size wood wheels I have? I need 2 rims
to fit the tires and I hope they are the size
for the wheels I have... Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Morsher on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:27 pm:

I could be wrong but I think 33x5 tires are interchangeable with 32x4 1/2. These fit 23" wheels. I have had 3 trucks with 33x5 tires I cannot speak to the 20" wheels.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Morsher on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:27 pm:

Layden is the TT wheel expert. Maybe he will chime in .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Miller, Sequim WA on Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm:

Rear TT tires.

32x 4 1/2 was available into early 1925 then Ford switched to the 30x5 (600x20) in 1925. In the early 20's Ford mostly used 30x3 hard rubber before the balloon tires became popular.

I have seen up to 800x20 tires on the rear TT rims and I run 700x20 on mine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:26 am:

I don't know if these wheels are right for 1924, but they came with the truck.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Anthony J Marino on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:46 am:

My 24 C Cab came out of a barn with 20 inch rear solid rubber tires.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:55 pm:

The 32 X 4 1/2 tire fits a 23" rim so Tim's 33 X 5 (33 - 5+5 = 23) will fit a 23' rim. In 1925 Ford changed to 30 X 5 (30 - 5+5= 20) which fits a 20 " rim. Measure your rim Dia. and go from there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Husted on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:41 pm:

The wheel rim measures 22" across and a tire rim would fit over that?? What size tire rim do I need??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 01:24 am:

It sounds like the "wheel rim" you have measured is actually the wheel felloe (the outer ring that the spokes fit into). If that is correct then a 23" rim would be clamped in place over the metal felloe. A picture would be helpful.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Miller, Sequim WA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 01:38 am:

Mike I just went and measured my split rim Hayes rear rims and the are pretty close to 22 1/2".
Do you have these Hayes rims? If so they will be the 32 x 4 1/2" tires. truck wheel


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Husted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 11:41 am:

Fred I do not have any rims. That is what I'm looking for. John is right about about steel felloe term. My steel felloe is around 22" 22" 1/4 give or take. My operating system will not let me post pictures, I have to send a picture to some one and they have to post it for me
I would like to be able to use the tires 33-5 that I have.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:28 pm:

Mike, Once you find a pair of 23" rims, your 33X5 tires should work fine. Remember you will need the rims, clamp lugs and bolts.

The rims Fred shows, have attached lugs, which use special nuts (much like modern lug nuts). The rims you find will dictate the attachment method.

Some rims do not have the attached lugs, which require external ones. S. Jelf recently posted pictures of the external lug clamps with captured nuts built into the assembly.

Good luck...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:56 pm:

Fred, Rim size is measured from inside the rim to inside the rim on the other side, not from the outer edge where you seem to have your tape placed.
If is too much math the way you have the tape measure placed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 01:53 pm:

Willie, You are correct and one can do some simple extrapolation. The TT pneumatic tire rims were either 23" or 20" so if one measures 24 7/8 outside to outside, one can assume that is a 23" rim, if it is in fact a TT rim.

I believe Mike has established that he needs a pair of 23" rims based on the dimensions of his wheel dia. measured across the felloe (22"+-).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 02:09 pm:

Or, you can measure the I.D. of the rim and add about a 1/4" or so to allow for the thickness of the rim. Much simpler. Been doing it that way for over 50 years and it works fine. Dave


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