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Old 03-22-2012, 11:20 AM
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1928 Dodge stupid question

Hey guys its me again. Sorry for all of the questions. Ok so i am working on that 1928 dodge victory six and i have a really stupid question but i cannot figure it out. I am trying to pull the wheels off of it so i can soak them (they are wood spokes and are dried badly) and re balance them and i cannot for the life of me get them off. Any ideas or diagrams you guys know of? Thank you

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DON"T Soak them

I got a couple of old Dodge rears in the parts pile They have a nut and cotter key.. they need a special puller to get the hubs off. Soaking them in water to get the wood to swell up is a temporary fix that causes more damage... the wood swells, compresses the fibers, then when it dries out they are looser the before you started.
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Hey guys its me again. Sorry for all of the questions. Ok so i am working on that 1928 dodge victory six and i have a really stupid question but i cannot figure it out. I am trying to pull the wheels off of it so i can soak them (they are wood spokes and are dried badly) and re balance them and i cannot for the life of me get them off. Any ideas or diagrams you guys know of? Thank you
Later models that used lug bolts or nuts were left hand threads on the driver side. If you're having trouble removing the fastener, you might research this to see if yours is that way, too.

Otherwise, if the trouble is still removing the fasteners and they're rusted or frozen up, judicious use of heat often helps. Before that, though, try using PB Blaster penetrant, accept no substitutes. Follow the label directions- this stuff is really good; makes WD 40 seem like Loctite.
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Balance wooden wheels? Good luck with that...
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wood wheels

I had wood wheels on the rear of my T speedster when I first got it running. And They used to squeek and wobble on turns. I wondered if I would leave a pile of kindling before I got a wire wheel fixed and wires back on all 4 corners. I used solder wire wrapped around spokes to get them closed to balance. Ed Archer Has had His T speedster up to 75 MPH on wood wheels. There was a U tube he posted when he drove it across country and to the Ford 100 year celebration.
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I had wood wheels on the rear of my T speedster when I first got it running. And They used to squeek and wobble on turns. I wondered if I would leave a pile of kindling before I got a wire wheel fixed and wires back on all 4 corners. I used solder wire wrapped around spokes to get them closed to balance. Ed Archer Has had His T speedster up to 75 MPH on wood wheels. There was a U tube he posted when he drove it across country and to the Ford 100 year celebration.
Whatever works... but you'd have a hard time getting them on a new balancer!
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Bear Balancer

I have an old Bear Spin balancer that has a 1 inch main shaft and 2 adaptor plates with lots of lug bolt patterns and 2 cones like a brake lathe that can be used to mount wheel hubs. The main shaft is locked horizontal so the wheel is verticle and I first do a gravity balance. let the wheel rotate and the heavy part goes to the bottom Split the weights to each side of the rim or wrap wire around spokes. Then rotate the shaft verticle and lock the wheel horizontal, turn on the rotation motor and swing it in to spin the wheel up to about 50 mph . lever in the indicator disc. then stop the wheel and read where weights need to be added to get final balance. The Buick dealership kept it in the back room and only used it when they couldn't get a good balance on their regular machine and finally sold it to my brother in law. It took too much time to balance and they lost money charging the normal rate.
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