1968 MGB Gets New Shoes

After rescuing the MG and getting it back to life, I knew we had to replace the 30 year old radials to properly evaluate the car.  After checking out the MG Boards I knew a 175/70/14 or 185/70/14 would be a decent tire for the car.  Well some basic radials on sale were acquired and the vintage 1960's tire machine and bubble balancer were put into service.  Good thing the service equipment matches the vintage of the car.

Servicing the wire wheels is more like bicycle wheels then modern car wheels.  Spokes, rim tape, tubes, talcum and a bit of finesse was needed to get all the parts in the proper spot.  Can't wait to drive it on new tires!

 The 1960's vintage Coats manual tire machine helped strip the old tires off.  A simply clean up of the wheels and its ready for new tires.

The 1960's vintage Coats manual tire machine helped strip the old tires off.  A simply clean up of the wheels and its ready for new tires.

 A similar 1960's vintage bubble balancer showed that the wheels weren't too far out of balance requiring only modest weights to keep them true.

A similar 1960's vintage bubble balancer showed that the wheels weren't too far out of balance requiring only modest weights to keep them true.