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To: mgs <>
Subject: Fwd: wire wheels
From: "S. Allen" <>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 12:44:27 -0400
That's new school with computerized balancers.  Old school shops put
the wheel on hand spinners, no hardware required.

The weights wrap around the spokes instead of attaching to the rims.

Haven't had to have it done since my father got rid of his TA back in
'95 so I wonder how many are still out there...

And like I said, my father swore by them, especially if you had an
inner tube to deal with too, (as t-types do).

Scott Allen
52 TD
74 1/2 BGT

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From: Max Heim <>
Date: May 27, 2005 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: wire wheels
To: MG List <>

It's not a "know how" thing, it's a "hardware" thing, and the motorcycle
hardware is not relevant (think: do motorcycles have "knock-offs"?) ...
that's the problem.

on 5/26/05 8:47 PM, at wrote:

> They are the exception to the rule though, and I recommend them highly.  Next
> time, I will have to ask if they do wire wheels.  They sell motorcycle tires,
> so I suspect they have the know-how to balance wire car wheels too.
> donny v
> 1978 MGB


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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