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Re: Truing wire wheels and mounting, balancing tires

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Subject: Re: Truing wire wheels and mounting, balancing tires
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 19:51:48 -0800
If you price it out, I think you will find that a set of new wheels is
cheaper than having 4 wheels stripped, trued and painted. That is, if you
can even find someone in your part of the country to do it.

If you go for chrome wires (which will be more expensive yet), make sure the
spokes are stainless steel, not chrome-plated. The chrome spokes are brittle
as all get-out, and rust at the threaded end just as bad as the painted


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

on 3/16/06 5:36 PM, Charley Robinson at wrote:

> I'm putting new tires on my MGA with knock-off wire wheels. When removing
> the wheels from the car, I noticed that each wheel had a couple of loose
> spokes. I would like to get the wheels trued up, which I believe should be
> done before mounting the tires and then get the tires mounted and balanced.
> Does anyone have a recommendation for a shop that can do this work? I'm in
> Connecticut and would prefer something within driving distance, but if
> necessary, could ship the wheels and tires out to get the job done right.
> The wheels could use sandblasting and painting while we're at it; Any
> thoughts on getting these things powdercoated? Or, should I just go for the
> chrome wires?
> TIA,
> Charley Robinson

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