I'm looking to find a good place to have wheels re spoked, I would like to find a place in Canada, but if I can't I will be shipping them to the US, any information would be appreciated, thanks
If the wheels are the later type with steel felloes you can use the Regan press to respoke them yourself if you're so inclined. If you'd rather have it done by somebody else:
Anderson’s Wooden Wheels
Dale Anderson – Owner-Operator
Box 1433, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Canada S6V 5S9
Phone (306) 763-4049
Fax (306) 763-4018
Calimer's Wheel Shop
30 East North St.
Waynesboro, PA 17268
33656 County Rd 12
Baltic, OH 43804
Vintage Wheel Shop
19842 Via Redondo
Sonora, CA 95370
Brent, I had new spokes made and installed in my newly painted hubs and wheels by Dale Anderson in Prince Albert - Phone Three, Oh, Six, 763-4049.
He'll likely be at the Red Deer Swap meet this coming weekend. (5th and 6th) Suggest it would be worth the trip to see him.PM me if you want more info. Always like to chat with fellow Model T'ers in Alberta!
President Foothills Model T Ford Club, Calgary
Be aware that most Canadian wheels were spoked differently than US wheels. Some Canadian wheels had tapered sides to the hub cuts so the spokes tighten to each other as the hub plate bolts are drawn in.
Thanks Steve, I'm made a press and tried to press them in, they wouldn't go in ( these Canadian wheels ),I already purchased them from Langs and stained them then I realized they weren't the same. The tenons on spokes from Langs were about 9/16" not the 1/2" as they stated they were, so I cut the tenons down to the 1/2". They still wouldn't press in.So I compared them to a spoke from Snyders ,they were slightly different. I tried to modify the spokes, they pressed in twisted, I obviously did something wrong cutting them. So being frustrated I've given up
Thanks Ross, I will be going to Red Deer this weekend
Thanks David, mine are different and I tried to modify them, didn't work
Been there, done that! My Canadian 27 has Canadian made Kelsey wheels and uses an altogether different spokes from the US cars. You don't need a press and the new spokes available from the vendors will not work. You will either have to use your old spokes or have new ones made. I was able to refinish and use my old spokes. Only had to shim a couple to make them tight. Luckily, I only bought enough new incorrect spokes to do one wheel. Unfortunately I varnished them before trying them so I can't return them. Dale Anderson is probably your best bet as he is probably familiar with the Canadian wheels. Good luck!