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Username Post: did 52 Chevrolet have tubeless tires?        (Topic#365559)
52_styleline_deluxe 
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06-19-21 11:21 AM - Post#2821805    

Did the 52 Chevrolet have tubeless tires ore did they require a tube???

Ron Rogers


 


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06-19-21 08:15 PM - Post#2821824    
    In response to 52_styleline_deluxe

They had tubes.

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doubleE 
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06-20-21 09:13 AM - Post#2821850    
    In response to 52_styleline_deluxe

So what was the 1st year for tubeless tires? My guess is 55. Back when I was a kid in the early 60s and worked in my dad's service station (Shell) I remember putting a new set of Firestones on a customers 56 or 57 Buick and even though the new tires were tubeless, he insisted that I put new tubes in. None of that new fangled technology for him! Don't recall if the old tires were tube or tubeless.

There was still plenty of tire repairs at that time where we pulled the tube out to patch it the old school way :tongue :

Also, could you install a tubeless tire on a wheel intended for a tube? I just don't remember.

Eric

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rrausch 
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06-20-21 12:06 PM - Post#2821854    
    In response to doubleE

Yes Eric. I have tubeless tires on my '53, which came from the factory with tubes. That said, sometimes tube wheels leak, according to my tire guy.

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06-20-21 12:59 PM - Post#2821860    
    In response to 52_styleline_deluxe

Yes they came with tubes. In fact my 52 had tubes in the tires when I went to change them. I was a little worried going without tubes but have been running tubeless tires for about 9 years and on occasion I will add a little air, about every 4 or 5 months. Hope you will have the same results.

Ralph


 
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06-21-21 11:21 AM - Post#2821902    
    In response to rawaag

First year for tubeless tires on a Chevrolet was 1957 with the new 14" wheel.Also,tubeless tires have a "safety bead type rim".The reason for this is because should you have a tire failure,the tire won't usually roll off the rim.You can mount tubeless type tires on a tube rim,BUT,keep in mind,tube type rims are not "safety bead rims" and sometimes can very difficult to mount tires especially being in stacked storage{ask me how I know this?}Which is why I personally don't like doing it.I'd just assume have the correct tubeless rim to go with the tubeless tire.Just my opinion on this folks!Feel free to chime in on this topic.



 
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06-21-21 02:58 PM - Post#2821914    
    In response to Joeyd59

I watched the guys mount my Coker Firestone tubeless 6.70 X 15s on the original rims. It was an orchestrated effort by two of the technicians. One was putting air into the stem while the other blasted the inside of the tire with a small pressure tank with an "all at once" release valve on it. It made me jump a few times when they did it.

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rrausch 
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06-21-21 05:00 PM - Post#2821918    
    In response to RAM_51

I ran bias ply tires on my '54 3/4 ton Chevy pickup for the 9 years I drove it as my daily driver. No matter what brand I bought, I could only get a little over 20,000 miles out of them. This was with split rims.

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fifty3 
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06-21-21 07:55 PM - Post#2821920    
    In response to 52_styleline_deluxe

I just had the tubes removed from my rims.Tubes start to shift if the proper air is not correct.When tube shift it cut the value/ slices .Then a sudden flat accures..I got messlead.When I first built car years ago.The original rim will accept a tubeless tirer.This was on my 1953 Chevrolet Hardtop.



 
52_styleline_deluxe 
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07-26-21 09:28 AM - Post#2823915    
    In response to rawaag

What tire pressure do you run in the tubeless tires cold pressure?

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07-26-21 09:37 AM - Post#2823917    
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  • 52_styleline_deluxe Said:
What tire pressure do you run in the tubeless tires cold pressure?



The recommended tire pressure is printed on the tire itself. My tires recommend 35 p.s.i. max but I run them at 32 p.s.i. for a little smoother ride.....


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