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1930's Wheel balance weights that thread on to studs on the Wire Wheel rim


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These are weights that thread on to predetermined studs on a wire wheel rim from the 1930's 

Reo Royale used them and other high end cars ?

Did Ford and Chevrolet have them ?

 

The tall one on the left is 3.2 0unce and ~1” tall. 
The short one on the right is 2.2 ounce and ~ 49/64” tall. 

 

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The tall one on the left is 3.2 0unce and ~1” tall. 
The short one on the right is 2.2 ounce and ~ 49/64” tall. 

 

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Pieces with set screws fit lock rings.

The Bear box has attachment instruction on the cover.

Where to place them?? Balance with the wheel horizontal off the car AND/OR spin a front off the ground and see where it repeatedly stops. Crude but effective enough for the speeds at that time.

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For whatever it is worth. For wooden spoke wheels, the common steel felloe types used during the '20s. I have put cut-to-fit pieces of water pipe on the lug bolts to balance wheels. These pieces are placed on the lug bolts inside the steel felloe, out of sight and out of mind. With only four or five (depending upon the car and wheel) places for the bolts to hold the pipe pieces, balancing gets a bit tricky. However, a larger weight on one bolt, with a smaller weight on an adjacent bolt, shifts the weight point to an area between the bolts. I fit them snug so they don't rattle. And they work fine for antique car speeds. 

Balancing is done static, on the spindle for fronts, and hanging on a wire for rear wheels (off the car).

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