On my 3rd flat in 3 weeks... because the tubs are old I should have just pulled them all out and replaced.
So today removing the last 2 tubes so I can enjoy the weekend!
(Well, there goes my back again)
Know the feeling. I had three flats in the 1910 last 30 days.
The old incandescent light bulbs seemed to go out in clusters, too. Too soon to tell if the modern compact flourescents and LED bulbs will be the same way.
I took all the old tubes out of our model A sedan when i bought it and 1 tube had 7 patches on it! People did what they had to do in those days. I haven't had a flat tire on it the last 6 years. Tim
Mark...the compact flourescents a.k.a. CFL's, won't last as long as they want us to think. I've been buying the LED's regularly to replace rapidly failing CFL's when they're on sale at Menards, usually get the Sylvania brand and they seem to be fantastic. And they use even less electricity than the CFL's. We've dropped our overall elec. consumption with the switchover and a more efficient heat pump & a hot water heat pump, by almost 30%. Now if only the dang rates would quit rising almost as fast!
I don't know what's more frustrating. A flat on the road or walking out to the car one cold morning and seing a flat. Put air in the tire and it never goes flat again. Where did the air go?
I save old tubes and use the rubber cut into strips for rub pads and mounting pads on my restorations. When I mount a grab handle or accesory to one of my military vehicles, I always glue a little tube rubber pad between the part and the body tub. No noise and if I remove it later, no damaged paint.
Great idea... never though of doing that!