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Hot Rods 42-48 Ford Wheels

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by krylon32, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,138

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Can you run some 42-48 Ford wheels tubeless? Using a 500X16 Excelsior radial.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2021
  2. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,639

    from Idaho

    I've done it for years with '30s - '40s GM & Chrysler cars. Don't know if it'll work on a Ford.
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  3. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,585


    I run tradials on my wide fives on my '39 p/u tubeless. The rears are fine but the fronts a couple of pounds a week. Don't know if its due to the flex on the front wheels from turning or if they just don't seal as well as the rears.
  4. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,274


    Yes, I do.


  5. Lost in the Fifties
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 436

    Lost in the Fifties

    Seal your rivets and they will most likely hold air if the rim flange is clean. Just don't corner fast or you might roll the tire off.
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  6. I think if one sealed up the rivets holding the center to the hoop, should be fine.
  7. Running some tubeless tires on my wide five's and my 8N tractor.....haven't let me down for years....your experience might be different !

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