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Old 10-26-2019, 01:05 AM
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I am still working on my 1971, and am finally gonna start re doing the brake system, but first i have to get the wheels aired up, thing is, they leak from the bead in the front (new tires put on in may) they worked at first but have started leaking since, just need a solution to get it rolling (due it it being in a shed, and unable to be worked on)


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Just to confirm, it will not be driven, rear wheels sat for 16ish years, the car has no brake system currently, need to hold air for a couple of days/weeks
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Jack the car up and then take the air valves out and squirt some light oil into the tires. That might get them to seat.. Once you put the oil into the tire, spin it around to get it all over the inside of the tire.. The tires are dried out.. Don't get to crazy pumping them up, they might blow out on you right in your face.. I would have them jacked up off the ground while pumping them up.

I'd try to get some old tires from the dumpster at the tire station..
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+1 on junk tires for shop use. They are usually cheap and don't need balancing.


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If you had something else you could drive with those wheels a tires sometimes the tires need to be exercised to get the beads to seal. Makes it hard when you can't drive it.
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