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Tires and Wheels (Mopar Hubcaps Too)

  1. MW 413

    MW 413 Well-Known Member

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    I spun balanced many a tire on an old Hunter on the car spin balancer in the 1960s and 70s. Worked great on steel rims only. Would not fit most aluminum wheels at the time. Had to take a pry bar and pry on brake calipers to get the drag off before using the balancer. Drum brakes it worked fine. You just balanced the rear tires/wheels on the front first. Use to take a clean grease rag and lay on top of the fender and watch until you had no vibration in the rag.
     
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    • dmoore

      dmoore Mopar to the end FBBO Gold Member

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      Ahhhhhh, the good ole days....................
       
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      • kbfallon

        kbfallon Well-Known Member

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        Yes Sir.....if the wheels were way out of balance the whole front of the car(s) would shake...But, when done they were smooth as silk going down the road.
         
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        • YY1

          YY1 Well-Known Member

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          on the car balance also balances the drums

          next time you do rear brakes the drum could be put back on out of balance if not marked

          in fact, the wheel should be put back on with the studs through the same holes they came out of to keep 100% balance
           
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          mopar 3 B Well-Known Member

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          During a tire change what are the brake drums coming off for? Can not believe the idoits that tare stuff up at those places.
           
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          5wndwcpe Huge Member FBBO Gold Member

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          What YY1 is saying is that you mark the drum and stud for the future brake shoe change so that the drum goes back in the previously balanced position.
           
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