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Roger Walling

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  1. Close exam shows it is burning off already. 😮
  2. I have been told the same thing on a set of 225 75R/15's I am thinking of buying regular passenger tires in a black wall. The "classic" shape won't be there but I will be able to drive my 48 Chrysler, (and spent about $800 less.) How much is the difference in looks really worth to me?
  3. The large 1/2" thick wrench could be a Navy "dogging wrench" used to dog down the hatches.
  4. In my state, the insurance company would pay up to the actual cash value of the vehicle. Most insurance companies would consider a 65 Ford to be of very little value. It is hard to fight them on the value, BUT, Hagerty values it at about $3300. In Ma. when you title a car, the registry go's by the book value to set the value to tax you at, so you could use this point to set the value. Not much more than that that you can do, except sue her which will cost more than the damage.😮
  5. If you happened to have just a badly worn wheel and want to paint it, after prep., mount it horizontal and spray it. Then add extra paint so that it runs down to the back side where the finger grips are. The paint will collect and form extra length to the worn finger grips and make for a comfortable feel of the wheel. 👍
  6. What car do you use to get back home? 😁
  7. Concerning the upholstery , I was pulling on the rear seat divider arm rest and the stitching on the seam came apart. Small area, but I makes me wonder what condition the original upholstery is in. I hate to remove the covers and then find that the cloth disintegrates when I sit on it a few times. This happened to me on a 63 Falcon. The rear seat was perfect and then it broke into little pieces when it was sat on.🥵
  8. My timing is set at 2 degrees ATDC. I thought this was unusual and when asking member Jeff, he sent me a spec. sheet that states after setting it at 2 degrees, it may be advanced or retarded according to the gas octane. " It should have slight pinging when full throttle at about 10 MPH." Thanks Jeff. and C49er For the reply's.
  9. I never respond to a pop up. 😈 And usually do not respond to any email unless I know the sender.🧑
  10. The only time my cars will go to a shop is when I am dead! If you don't know how to do it, use google and look up manuals or U tube. Then use common sense. 🛠️👍
  11. I think the moral of this demonstration is, NEVER RIDE IN A TOWED TRAILER! 👍
  12. I found mine in a scrap yard! I was offered $500 for it!
  13. To this day I still can remember pulling a wheelie at 100 MPH in a dragster in 1962. The competition was known to get you on the top end, while we, with a two speed, would get them out of the chute. Well he came out right beside me and I kept it in second a lot longer than we used to do. When I shifted, I lept out away from him that he actually shut down as he knew he had lost. 😮
  14. I did some more surfing and found this, 1-888-566-6214 0 How Long Do Tires Last if Not Used? /General information /Tire care and maintenance /Tire Safety /How Long Do Tires Last if Not Used? 21.05.2017 Mike Skoropad If not used, tires last for 6-10 years, depending on the storage and environmental conditions. Overall, the time limits for stored tires are much the same as for tires that are being used. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and official manufacturers suggest a tire is only 100% safe to use until it turns 5-6 years old. However, some admit that a tire can be operable up to 10 years if you check it for issues annually after the 5th year. What Can Make Tires Last Less: Factors Tire Aging Depends On The time that stored tires last is influenced by two groups of factors: Environmental conditions Storage conditions. Environmental Conditions This group includes oxygen, ultraviolet (UV) light, ozone, and heat damage. Oxygen Oxygen is the main element responsible for rubber deterioration, as it breaks rubber down from both outside and inside. Most tires are inflated with compressed air, which is 21% oxygen. So, unlike UV and ozone damage, the process of oxidation is twice as fast. Special antioxidant compounds are used in rubber, but they only slow the aging process down. If the polymer structure gets altered by oxygen in any way, it results in rubber deterioration. Source: Nitrogen2go.com UV Light When tires are exposed to sunlight, the rubber immediately starts absorbing UV radiation. The process is the same with both natural and synthetic polymers, which make up rubber compounds. The process of deterioration, due to the impact of UV, is called photo degradation. Tire manufacturers try to fight this with the help of carbon black. It’s a finish that is put on a tire and absorbs sunlight, transforming it into heat. However, any shield loses its ability to stabilize UV radiation after some time. So, the rubber is eventually exposed to the destructive rays, and the tires last for less time. Ozone In brief, ozone is a type of oxygen with an extra atom in it, which can be found in the stratosphere and troposphere. The type of ozone that is destructive to rubber is usually a result of manmade pollution. The impact of the gas on tires was first noticed in the 1950s, with rubber deteriorating faster in large cities than in small towns. Cracks caused by ozone and weather impact. Image source: waterloohonda.com Tire manufacturers try to fight ozone damage by putting special compounds in the products they produce. These waxes and oils can help if the tire is being used, meaning that the compounds are brought closer to the surface. However, as there’s no circulation when tires are simply stored, the compounds become useless and tires don’t last as long. It’s important to remember that cracks from ozone impact are irreparable. Heat Heat, combined with oxygen, accelerates rubber aging with the process of thermo-oxidative degradation. According to NHTSA research data, tires last less time in hotter climates, and consequentially, they fail quicker, no matter whether they are ridden or stored. Storage Conditions This group includes temperature and light, ozone exposure, humidity, and deformation. Temperature and Light It’s recommended to store tires in a cool place, preferably not warmer than 77 F and not colder than 32 F. The storage should also hide the tire from direct sunlight or strong artificial light, as both usually emit UV. Ozone Exposure Tires have to be stored in a place without ozone-producing equipment, which includes electric motors, fluorescent lamps, generators, etc. Anything that can make electric discharges has to be taken away from the room. Excess exposure to ozone can cause cracking when any pressure is applied. Humidity There should be no water bodies or any other source of humidity near or within the storage room. If exposed to excessive humidity, tires last for less time – they become covered with condensation, which is highly undesirable. Liquids are also potential sources of ozone, which is destructible for rubber. Flat spot on a tire caused by storing being mounted. Image source: ford-trucks.com Deformation Tires should not be stored mounted or inflated, but vertically on a slightly elevated surface. Such a position will put the least amount of pressure on the tire. If it’s impossible to store them vertically as there is too many and not enough room, make sure the pile isn’t higher than 6 feet. In such a case, there’s no extreme pressure put on the sidewalls of the bottom tire. Deformed tires will not regain their form when pressurized – on the contrary, they may break. How to Store Tires to Make Them Last Longer There are certain things you can do to improve storing conditions and make your tires last longer: Clean them before storing. If the tires were already mounted, clean them with a brush and wash with water and soap, drying afterwards. This will help you keep undesirable contaminants and excess humidity out of the tire’s surface. Also, don’t apply any tire dressings after the cleaning, as all needed compounds are already in the rubber. Don’t store them mounted on a loaded vehicle. If you intend to store a vehicle, make sure to take the tires off it. The pressure from the load will stretch and deform the rubber, making your tires age quicker. Put tires in airtight plastic bags. Tire totes. After they are clean and dry, put each tire in an airtight plastic bag – this will keep the oils from evaporating. You have to make sure you take as much air out as possible and close the bag tightly. Use tire totes. For more convenience in storing and carrying, use tire totes, but remember that they aren’t airtight. A good way to counteract this is to put the tires in bags first, and then use tire totes. Keep UV, humidity, and ozone away. Store tires in a cool dry place without potential sources of ozone or strong, direct light. This will keep the main environmental hazards away. The best way to make tires last longer is to put them into a climate-controlled room. Store them white-to-white, black-to-black. If you stack many tires together, put white parts against the white, so not to stain them. The rubber used for the side with white parts and the black side may have different compounds. And as the oil from the tire’s black side can migrate to the white parts, it’s better to stack color to color. Don’t hang them unless mounted. If you store your tires mounted on wheels, you can hang them without any doubts. However, if the tire isn’t mounted, you should never hang it for a long time, as it will deform. Also, if the tires are mounted and you don’t want to hang them, it’s better to store them stacked. Why Tires Age Even If They’re Not Used? A tires service time expires because of the rubber aging, as the material is always exposed to oxygen that makes the particles become harder and less flexible. As a result, the rubber starts to crack outside and inside, which may cause tread or steel cord separation and complete tire failure. Furthermore, stored tires last for a limited amount of time as they aren’t lubricated. When you ride a tire, the heated oils within it circulate and grease the rubber, preventing premature drying. When it’s in storage, the oils and emollients dry out, causing known consequences. Since even long-lasting rubber eventually ages, it’s recommended to not use a 10+ year old tire. To learn more about how often you should buy new tires, read this post. It’s very important to determine the age of the tire you store by reading the date code on its sidewall. Remember, the age is counted from the year of manufacture, not the date you purchased it. If you buy a tire that was stored in a shop for 5 years, you may be wasting your money.
  15. I did some web surfing to find tires that I could use while I was waiting for my classic white walls. I found P225/75 15"s for $78 each, free shipping! They are brand new, manufactured in 2014! I wonder how long they will last? Does the magic number of 6 years start when you first place them on your car? or should they have been scrapped 1 year ago? Roger
  16. In Ma., the car only has to have the standard equipment that came with the car. My 31 Essex only has one taillight and is legal. (I did all though, add hidden signal lights and a "third" brake light.
  17. Don't think that I didn't check out Walmart too! I became sick to realize how much I am paying for white walls.😨
  18. It sounds like you might be under 25, so that could be a problem also. Just register it as a regular car. The extra cost of insurance will probably be less than the garage rental per year.😮
  19. I purchased 4 tires from Universal on Sun. (225/75R/15) I received a message Thurs. that they were back ordered. They did not say for how long. Does anyone else have this problem and know when they will be shipped? I have not yet received word from Universal yet on that question. Roger
  20. If you study the marks closely, you will notice that the 2nd liter is bigger than the first liter! 😮
  21. Quote " my coolant boils over and spews out of the filler cap" I would drain and flush the coolant system, then put a radiator cleaner/flush in it and drive it for 2 - 3 days. Drain and flush again until clear. Re fill with Green antifreeze. and enjoy happy motoring .🙂 Roger
  22. ! have a 48 Chrysler and the radiator in it is more like a hexagon than anything else. I dread the time if I have to recore it!
  23. yes, I am usually criticized for seeing possibilities that others cannot see. it happens when I buy or am given a "new" car. The most used comment is " What in the hell are you going to do with that!"
  24. A while ago I had posted a question about using the" brand new" (30 year old) tires that came on my 48 Chrysler. I received many messages that they were too dangerous to use. Some said they may blow out. Well I tried them out, and after two drives, a total of 10 miles, they felt like I was driving on a rough road in a stone quarry. Cancel out those tires, XXX I purchased 4 tires from Universal Vintage Tire Co. today. 225/75R 15, $1048 plus shipping. I will now will feel safe to drive it on the highway! Thanks to everyone that told me to scrap those "new" 30 year old tires. Roger
  25. I bought 4 tires from universaltire.com/ today (Sun.) Thanks for the info. Roger
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