Mark Kikta

Mounted tires on 1922 Buick Rims today

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Congratulations on getting four tires done in one day.  Mine usually took a day each with a lot of sweating and cussing.  Of course by the time I got to number five the job went in about 20 minutes.  You are officially in the 20s club now.  Great job.

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8 hours ago, JFranklin said:

The term for what you have described is kickback, it'll break a wrist or arm.

 

I wonder if this makes sense:

 

1. Explosion before TDC but after intake valve closes = kickback

2. Explosion before TDC and before intake valve closes = backfire

 

Talking about hand cranking

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3 hours ago, Morgan Wright said:

 

I wonder if this makes sense:

 

1. Explosion before TDC but after intake valve closes = kickback

2. Explosion before TDC and before intake valve closes = backfire

 

Talking about hand cranking

I believe any fire where it is not properly directed is considered a backfire. An ignition that is too soon causes a kickback. You can have either without the other occurring.

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Talc.  My opinion is it helps the tube and flap get to where they need to seat at assembly and to reduce friction as the tube and tire flex as they rotate.

 

I do my best to keep it off the tire bead and rim.

 

 

Mounting tires.  First time I did it was with two large Craftsman screwdrivers.  Worst car experience ever.  Like wrestling hogs.

 

Typing on my new retirement laptop I just opened!  Thank you Wifie!

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And ....  I made a three legged rim tool that uses a screw jack from the junk yard.  Next bought two antique tire spoons at a garage sale.  The guy thought the spoons were circus tent stakes.  Looked like they were at least used for stakes.  50 cents each.  Ha.

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2 hours ago, JFranklin said:

I believe any fire where it is not properly directed is considered a backfire. An ignition that is too soon causes a kickback. You can have either without the other occurring.

 

 

If the intake valve is still open, I don't believe there will be a kickback. The energy will go out the valve, BOOM!

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I am allergic to the perfumes normally found in talc, so I use corn starch. 

It's cheap, always available from the kitchen & works great.

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My wife reports that all baby powder has been switched over to corn starch for health reasons.  My can is so old it's still talc.

 

Brother Shaw goes to the head of the class.

 

No grandkids/diapers here.  Yet.  Check your supply.  Don't get sent to grandpa jail.

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