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 Post subject: Exploding Tires
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:28 pm 
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Anyone who has moved an old 356 has probably had to deal with old dry-rotted tires. We always wondered about one exploding, but had never seen it. But a couple of times over the years it finally happened and if you're standing next to it, the results are scary. We devised a slightly remote way of filling tires. If anyone need details about the components involved let me know and I can send specifics, it required going to a couple of different stores and some trail and error. We tried our final iteration today and it worked flawlessly!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:39 pm 
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A clip-on tire chuck is a nice thing have in the drawer.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:26 pm 
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Since this is just a roller then full operating pressure isn't needed making this somewhat safer

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:26 pm 
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I once had some Mine Safety training which also touched on the dangers of tire changing (specifically for certain truck wheels). Some mechanics who took shortcuts literally lost their heads.

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Also, a few years back I was at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and drove my sister's Cayenne on a 356Burgh tour to Fallingwater (there were two Boxsters on the tour including the leader--the Cayenne wasn't the only non-356).

The 356B in front of the Cayenne was kind enough to demonstrate why you shouldn't drive on really, really old tires: it looked like a Formula 1 tire explosion. We were only going about 50 mph.

I personally put the blown tire into the 356B's trunk after they mounted the spare. It was missing 50% to 70% of its mass.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:18 am 
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Adam,
Given the number of cars you move, why not contact even a wood-butcher CNC guy to knock out 8 'wheels'? Probably cheaper than the labor you're using now, and no danger at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:53 am 
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Tire explosions;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRLXeXjLmx8


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:55 am 
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Ron LaDow wrote:
Adam,
Given the number of cars you move, why not contact even a wood-butcher CNC guy to knock out 8 'wheels'? Probably cheaper than the labor you're using now, and no danger at all.

I saw a guy do something like that once...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:26 pm 
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Geez. Used to be you only needed to watch for potholes and nails. Now it's termites too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:41 pm 
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What color was that 356?

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