I just got a set of Baker wheels,with rims and there is a gap between the metal wheel rim and the tire rim. There is only rim to rim contact at the bolt areas. Should there be a filler or ring or something there? Otherwise it will fill up with mud. Photos will be appreciated. thanks
If I understand you correctly, it sounds normal. It looks like this, correct?:
John, thanks for the image. The only contact is at the clamp. From clamp to clamp along the rim there is a gap on on side, the other side does have full contact I believe. thanks
You could always fill it with mud FIRST, and THEN clamp it. Familiar mud
is always better than STRANGE mud !
I have Baker rims on a 1913 Buick and the lug bolts are similar to what is shown in John's picture. Our 1915 Oakland Baker rims uses a different bolt...without the sleeve below the head. The rims on our cars are for straight side tires. I would assume yours are clinchers. Are they split rims with the 5 hole tie plate as shown?
Tom, I'd love to see a picture of the wheels - I haven't seen a Baker set for Model Ts. Do they have five lugs, as some of the early ones did, or six?
Verne, the Baker rims for our 1915 Cartercar are as you described for your 1915 Oakland. We still need two more Baker wedges and some of those bolts...
I can't say that I have any extra lugs and/or bolts but I'll keep an eye out.
Verne - thank you
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