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Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Fri May 15, 2020 3:09 pm

Looking for some valve stems for Model T. I have some original Schrader rim nuts and covers that I’m using. From what I have read on the forums there were other manufacturers other than Schrader that can be used in place of the 777. Anyone out there that has a set (4) that they would like to part with? Also would need bridge washers.
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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Sat May 16, 2020 10:16 am

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Original Smith » Sat May 16, 2020 10:51 am

Dill, Bridgeport and Firestone also made them. All you need to do is find them. Schrader is the only company that used 777 for a part number. Most all of them use the TR designation, which stands for the Tire and Rim Association.

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Sat May 16, 2020 11:29 am

Larry,
If I’m not mistaken the length of the stem does matter and the longest size you can use is 3” and the shortest is 2 3/4”?


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Post by R.V.Anderson » Sat May 16, 2020 1:09 pm

i believe the shortest are Schrader #888.

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Sat May 16, 2020 2:42 pm

So does anyone have any?

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Sat May 16, 2020 8:16 pm

Thanks for all the feedback guys...Got 1. Thanks Rich! Need 3 more. Anyone else?


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Post by Original Smith » Sun May 17, 2020 12:10 pm

Don't use anything longer than 2", unless you want to throw your wheels out of balance. Also, don't use modern ones. They are the wrong diameter.

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Post by Tbird » Sun May 17, 2020 1:04 pm

Larry, 2” or3”? I thought The 777 was 3”


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Post by Original Smith » Mon May 18, 2020 11:15 am

The 777 is 3". Sorry. I like the 888 which is 2 3/4. It still works the same, and reduces the weight slightly.

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm

Thanks Larry,
I’m just checking here I didn’t know if you got my emails or not, but I’m guessing you don’t have anything that’ll work for me?

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Thu May 21, 2020 12:37 am

Still looking. Anyone?


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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by pre15dale » Fri May 22, 2020 9:57 am

Mike, I have a couple of 825's but they are 3 1/2 inches long while the 777's & 888's are 3 inches.

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Fri May 22, 2020 12:54 pm

Dale,
Thanks but really looking for stems 2 3/4 to 3”
I have one Schrader 777 I also have 3 bridge washers and nuts. Just need 3 stems. Anyone? Dig deep through your coffee cans...

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by RajoRacer » Sat May 23, 2020 3:23 pm

I dug out 2 888 & 1 Dill TR6 - identical to Schrader - it looks like - drop me a note, Mike.

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Re: Wanted valve stems

Post by Tbird » Mon May 25, 2020 10:10 pm

Thanks everyone who dug through their parts bins and found stuff they forgot they had. It looks like I got everything that I need now. Thanks again!

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