Re: Tubed tires

Posted by Owen_Dyneto on 2019/11/7 15:21:34
"Balloon" in that context means low pressure, as compared to tires from about a decade earlier which required significantly higher pressures. Of course they would be tube-type, that's all there was at the time.

Tubeless tires and wheels designed specifically for them made their debut around 1954. Despite the fact that the wheels on your car weren't designed to be compatible with tubeless tires, many owners have found that these rims at least back to 1938 are generally airtight and have satisfactorily installed tubeless tires. Only way to know for sure is to try it and if you find one or more of the rims doesn't hold air, then try a sealant or add a tube. So there is your choice, install tubeless and see what happens, or duplicate the original equipment and buy tube-type plus tubes.

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