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Old 09-07-2020, 02:46 PM   #21
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The best way to change a tire is to build a platform using 2X4 and plywood. Cut out the center so you can lay the wheel hubcap side down and remove the tire from the back side. Cover the platform with a carpet. I used indoor out door carpet. Break the bead on the front and the back of the tire. Place a plastic garbage bag over the rim and tuck the bag into the tire. Use a small tire iron and I use a piece of hard plastic to protect the paint on the rim and then work the tire off the rim. Remove the inner tube and repeat the process to remove the tire from the rim.
To install the tire place the plastic bag over the rim and work the tire onto the rim, this can be done by hand but if you need to use the tire iron and the piece of hard plastic to work the tire on the rim. Remove the plastic bag, install the inner tube. Place the plastic bag over the rim and work the plastic bag between the tire and the rim and work the tire onto the rim, this can be done by hand, or your foot. If you need to you can use the tire iron and the piece of hard plastic to work the tire on the rim.

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Old 09-07-2020, 03:12 PM   #22
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If you have an old tube, cut it into a few pieces approximately 4 in by 6 in and use them to keep from harming the rim paint. There is a potion called "Rubber Lube". The tire shops have it and it can be purchased but usually in gallon size. Take a small jar to a tire shop and ask for a little.


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I tried using the tire spoons that the Model A Vendors sell, on a 16" Ford rim, that was old and dry rotted, and had a heck of a time.

I gave up and took it to a local farm tire shop. They popped it off and popped on my new tire in a very very short time, made it look effortless.

That's how I plan on doing them from now on. And they charged very little to do it.
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Old 09-07-2020, 04:18 PM   #24
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The best way to change a tire is to build a platform using 2X4 and plywood. Cut out the center so you can lay the wheel hubcap side down and remove the tire from the back side. Cover the platform with a carpet. I used indoor out door carpet. Break the bead on the front and the back of the tire. Place a plastic garbage bag over the rim and tuck the bag into the tire. Use a small tire iron and I use a piece of hard plastic to protect the paint on the rim and then work the tire off the rim. Remove the inner tube and repeat the process to remove the tire from the rim.
To install the tire place the plastic bag over the rim and work the tire onto the rim, this can be done by hand but if you need to use the tire iron and the piece of hard plastic to work the tire on the rim. Remove the plastic bag, install the inner tube. Place the plastic bag over the rim and work the plastic bag between the tire and the rim and work the tire onto the rim, this can be done by hand, or your foot. If you need to you can use the tire iron and the piece of hard plastic to work the tire on the rim.

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How big is the hole that you cut into the plywood?


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Old 09-07-2020, 05:37 PM   #25
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The best way to change a tire is to build a platform using 2X4 and plywood. Cut out the center so you can lay the wheel hubcap side down and remove the tire from the back side. Cover the platform with a carpet. I used indoor out door carpet. Break the bead on the front and the back of the tire. Place a plastic garbage bag over the rim and tuck the bag into the tire. Use a small tire iron and I use a piece of hard plastic to protect the paint on the rim and then work the tire off the rim. Remove the inner tube and repeat the process to remove the tire from the rim.
To install the tire place the plastic bag over the rim and work the tire onto the rim, this can be done by hand but if you need to use the tire iron and the piece of hard plastic to work the tire on the rim. Remove the plastic bag, install the inner tube. Place the plastic bag over the rim and work the plastic bag between the tire and the rim and work the tire onto the rim, this can be done by hand, or your foot. If you need to you can use the tire iron and the piece of hard plastic to work the tire on the rim.

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Iím with Don! Any boo boos are on the back side. Also if not already mentioned, pick up a threader thatís screws into your inner tube stem, where the sharader valve goes. Then you just pull the tube stem right thru the rim hole!
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Old 09-07-2020, 07:39 PM   #26
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I just changed all 5 of mine. Let them set in the sun and heat up. Put one side on first while Using WD 40, had wheel laying on carpet, hubcap side down. First side popped right on, put tube in then a little air then put WD 40 on the the other side. Pushed down with knees and then walked around it and it popped right on. Took about a hour and a half for all 5
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Old 09-07-2020, 07:43 PM   #27
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[QUOTE=shew01;1928797]How big is the hole that you cut into the plywood? /QUOTE]

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Old 09-07-2020, 07:53 PM   #28
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Thanks. I need to build one of these. I read an article about this method a while back, but I have been able to find it.


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I think I found the article.


http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-conte...e-Mounting.pdf


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It's not a fun job but very rewarding when finished. I made some tools to pry with out of hardwood. Make sure you take off any rough edges. For lubricant I use Murphy's Oil Soap. Real slippery and washes right off.
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Let them set in the sun and heat up.
Thatís a good idea. I was working in the shade. I didnít think about the sun making the tire easier to work with.


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Old 09-07-2020, 08:40 PM   #32
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It's not a fun job but very rewarding when finished. I made some tools to pry with out of hardwood. Make sure you take off any rough edges. For lubricant I use Murphy's Oil Soap. Real slippery and washes right off.
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I agree. It was rewarding when finished. Murphyís Oil Soap sounds like a good idea.


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I never saw anyone experience that much trouble changing a tire!
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:58 AM   #34
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I never saw anyone experience that much trouble changing a tire!

Hmm.... Iím guessing you have changed quite a number of Model A tires over the years. As the thread title says, this was my first one. ;-) Iím guessing the next one will go a bit easier for me. Thereís a first time for everything. I had absolutely no idea of what to expect.


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Back in the '50s I was taught to use old spring leaves for tire irons, I still have a couple that I keep for use.
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The next time is always easier. May I suggest to follow Ford's instruction manual, rumor has it he knows a bit about these cars. The design of the tire and rim allows it to be easily changed along side the road without unbolting it from the car. The key is the tire iron and in unison pinching the tire and pushing it down into the rim. With practice it is just as easy as changing a bicycle tire. You get a feel for it. Here is a link to my tire change page http://modelabasics.com/fixFlat.htm it includes a video and follows the instruction manual but with pictures and today's terminology.
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I have also changed tires without removing wheels...Maybe I was just lucky but they weren't that bad. Now if I could just find time to mount my new Coker radials.


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as to what 160b says about building a platform of 2 x 4s

just grab an old pallet and cut out accordingly........
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