Thanks for the advice on turning the engine in a Sprite and on how to
recondition wire wheels.
General consensus on turning: Jack up right rear, put car in 4th, turn
wheel to turn engine (plugs out). Runner-up: tension fan belt and turn
On wire wheels: send them off to Dayton or DIY, but use tire shop to bust
tires off rims and later, to put tubes and tires back on and balance.
Thanks again. I always feel like the mouse fo the
lion-with-thorn-in-paw-and-mouse story on this list. I have no idea when
I'll ever be able to return the favor, but will if I can.
Jeff Boatright '65 Sprite Mk III (funfunfun)
Editor-in-Chief, Mol. Vis. '47 Cessna 140 (in pieces)
http://www.emory.edu/molvis '87 Horizon (full cab pick-up)