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Re: Using original wheels with tubeless tires.
Midge #974984 Sat Sep 28 2013 10:11 AM
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ace skiver

I'll be going tubeless with the good 16" wheels that I have on the 1954 3104 we are restoring.

However, I've got about 9,000 miles in 9 years on a set of Cooper SRM II LT radials that the Cooper dealer put radial tubes in. I travel mostly highways, over 80% of travel at 60+ MPH (but not fast speeds on curvy roads). These are not low-profile radials - they have a profile similar to original bias ply tires (maybe that results in less side-wall to inner-tube movement/friction?).


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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Using original wheels with tubeless tires.
Midge #975077 Sat Sep 28 2013 07:29 PM
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Posts: 6,704
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Master Gabster
I have run tubes in my MGA tires since Aug. 1968 and just replaced the tires last years, yes i ran the same tires since 1968.


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Re: Using original wheels with tubeless tires.
Midge #975117 Sat Sep 28 2013 10:14 PM
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Sounds like the crowd is divided here on running tubeless tires on original rims.

Re: Using original wheels with tubeless tires.
Midge #975703 Tue Oct 01 2013 11:56 AM
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Posts: 52
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Wrench Fetcher
I now have a 54 3104, but when I have my 55 Tbird, I used radials on the original rims and no tubes. Never had a problem.


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