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Old 07-13-2012, 07:19 AM   #279
Vic Piano
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Default Re: What I Did on My Lunch Hour

Originally Posted by Hamtown Al View Post
Go down to a tire store that does nothing but tires. They will have a full assortment of tubeless valve stems of varying sizes. Tip accordingly. Happy motoring. Al
Al, I'm aware of the tubeless valve stems as I've got them on several Flatheads with radials. I was wondering if there is some sort of "bushing" that can be fitted in the rim valve stem hole to prevent chafing of the tube valve stem... As a "test", I had the tire store remove the tube and remount the tire (with a tubeless valve stem in the rim) to see if it would hold air... I put the tire & wheel back on the '39 yesterday and, so far, the air is holding... I'll take the car for a ride later today and see what happens...
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