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Re: Tire Mounting - Bead?

To: Skye Poier <>
Subject: Re: Tire Mounting - Bead?
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 14:37:56 -0700 (MST)
Tire shops use high volume compressors that blows air in so fast that the
tire pops onto the bead.

James Nazarian
'71 B roadster
'71 BGT rust free and burnt orange
'74 BGT going by-by soon
'63 Buick 215 

On Sat, 4 Dec 1999, Skye Poier wrote:

> Here's a presumably easy question.
> I'm moving some radials from my old, tatty wire wheels to my shiny, new
> mags.  I have the rubber on the mags, but I can't get the buggers to
> inflate because the bead isn't set.  I tried squirting dishwashing
> liquid around both sides in the hope that it would help get the bead
> started but all it does it make nice bubbles.  This wasn't an issue with the
> wires because they had tubes..
> I can't imagine I need to take the tire off the rim and put it back
> on right onto the bead... do you need some sort of high powered air
> source to get it started or something??  What's the secret.
> Thanks
> Skye
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