Since there are a few (new) parts for sale in the classifieds I thought I would ask...
I'd like to first state that I really didn't know bout these till now...
1. Since the nuts and hubs are being made is it safe to say that wheels are being made as well?
This wheel option sounds great for those that need a quick wheel change... maybe in rally situations. (They look good as well!)
2. How does one attach the hub to the T's axles? (front and rear) I just can't picture it... so... pictures would be great!
Thanks in advance
I don't think the ad is legit. If the guy was selling anything he would tell us the prices. I frankly don't get what is going on.
Okay but I am still curious about these wheels... were there other manufactures that made the same "type" of wheels?
Robert, in an effort to prevent another outburst type situation, as you already witnessed on the classified section, I will try to answer your questions directly and stay on topic.
The Buffalo/House wire wheels were just one of several brands offered by the Wire Wheel Corp. of America. Of course there were other brands available such as, Dayton, Simplex, Phelps, Rudge Witworth, Pasco, Ash, and Budd to name a few. They all have similar theories of construction with minor variations specific to each brand, and available in a wide range of sizes to fit anything from cycle cars to Cadillacs.
So to answer your two questions,
The Buffalo wheel hubs directly replace the Model T hubs at all four corners of the car. They use the stock spindles and bearings in the front, and mount directly to the stock axles in the rear, just as any other stock T wheel hub would mount.
As for the wheels being reproduced, we already can get rims, and spokes if you know where to look. It's the wheel centers that we are stuck scrounging around for originals... for now (refer back to the classified ad).
I hope this info helps settle some of your curiosity.
Chill Royce ! I know Kevin & his Dad personally !
Do I need to send a check to you Steve? If so, how much would it be for, and what would be in the box when it came to my house?
Patiently awaiting the day I can buy House wheel parts.
If you have to ask you can't afford them.
Come on over to the Bakersfield Swap Meet in April, see them for your self & talk with Kevin or you can send me your "want/needs" list & I'll get back to you on the prices !
Apparently, it's been way too long a winter for some folks that frequent this Forum !
Sooo... all parts are available to add these wheels to a T?
Yes, all but the wire wheels themselves BUT I believe Kevin is working on that also !
Royce,.....No Soup For YOU!
So all the parts are available, except the wire wheels. Awesome
If the neighborhood watchdogs bark at every little thing, how will the neighborhood recognize real trouble if it ever shows up?
I have Kevin's buffalo hub puller, very nice piece. I will be getting a set of hubs hopefully sooner than later. I know how much they cost because I asked.
I met Kevin and his dad at Bakersfield last year and I can still remember what a great people they are. Kevins knowledge of wire wheels and genuine concern for making the safest Products impressed me. His products at any price speak for themselves. He most certainly does not deserve the negative comments of the uneducated few.
I have not made a single comment about the character of this person. I want to buy these parts and would like to know what they cost. I do not believe this is too much to ask .
Geez Royce, If you seriously wanted the parts you'd pick up the phone and ASK. If It were me selling the parts There would be a 10% sir charge for whiners.
Doing that. Check book in hand.