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Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:56 am
by Tony Heaps
As a complete newbie to Armortek Rolls Royce .while awaiting the tools to arrive that I have ordered I thought I would use the time to fit the tyres to the solid wheels , what is the secret of doing this please. All advice will be gratefully received , *and no doubt I will be asking for more as the build goes on

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:03 pm
by Chris Hall
Tony -

Firstly, welcome to the game !

If you look at Robert Reid's thread on the Rolls-Royce, he gives advice on how to do it (that's on the spoked wheels, but the principle is the same). I haven't done it myself (yet !), but you need to boil the tyres in a pan to soften them. It's not possible otherwise ....... Good luck !

Stay well,

Chris

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:11 pm
by Adrian Harris
This was me boiling a set of Sd.Kfz 222 tyres to get them to sit back on the rims correctly.

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It might be obvious but wear gloves when you get them out of the water!!

Adrian.

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:25 pm
by Tony Heaps
Thank you Gentlemen ,, they are very prompt responses and that will be tomorrow job ,
Will put up how I get on
Thanks
Tony

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:01 pm
by michael hilton
Hello Tony, accepting all that has been said, I was able to dry/push fit all my tyres, using the 'back of a spoon' as a lever, on my Rolls Royce. Just saying.... :) ..mick

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:01 pm
by Robert Reid
The hot water works slicker than goose-doo-doo on linoleum!

Cheers,

RPR

Re: Fitting tyres to solid wheels

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:45 am
by Tony Heaps
My grateful thanks to those who gave advice , four wheels done this morning, tyres into pan of water ,one at a time , heated to boiling and kept at that for 15 minutes , using an egg timer , and tyres went on with the help of a mallet , needed a bit of a thump but not much force , All seated great
Will do the other four tomoorrow