Put new tires on the rear of our 16 put plastic bag on one soapy water on other went on pretty easy but I did put tires on hood of a black car all day and it was 80 deg. Thanks for the tire tips! I forgot who gave them to me! I think one tube might be original my dad put on the tires in 1941
The only way I know to preserve those old inner tubes is to mount them back inside tires!? Which is sad. I have tried to save several of them over the years as I think such things are worth preserving.
Paul: You keep on finding new interesting stuff. I would definitely keep the old valve stems from those tubes, and somewhere down the line, clean them up and let us know what the markings on them are. It is unlikely that they are original to the car, but it would be nice to know anyway.
Wayne the allstate tube could be patched I think it has about 4 small spots that are bad that I think I can fix.it has 6 or more patches. the firestone that might be original to the car has only one hot patch but it is so weak I dont think it can be saved. next I will do the fronts I hope I can keep the original white tires intact the rears broke apart while taking off and they were new in 41! when I bought new tires I got 4 30+3.1/2 tubes so I need 2 30+3 tubes Larry the only valve cap on car was on the allstate tube so I dont know if it is original. when I get the fronts off I will put up more pics.
Back in '41 the Firestone tube was only 25 years old if original to this low mileage '16, so I guess it would have been natural for your father to reuse it if it held air. Did it hold air when you picked up the car from long time storage?
I agree with Wayne, the only way to preserve such a gem is slightly inflated inside a tire - I'd just add "in a dark cellar".
Rodger I think it was 1988 when I moved the car from where it sat since 1942 the rears were flat it slipped off the jacks it was on years before but the fronts held air they were blocked up I did not put it on blocks and front tires now wont hold air. I want to save the fronts the best I can but I dont know if I can the backs broke apart at beed
Great post about tubes and tires but when I first read the title I thought you installed 16 different back tires on 16 different rims!
The information I'm referring to is stamped on the sides of the valve stems, not on the caps. The dust covers usually have the maker around the base of the dust cover.