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    Any tips on how to make the holes line up on the 2 wheel halves when putting big tires on new wheels?

    We'll be installing Bushwheels on the aircraft. Just trying to put the tires on the new wheels now...

    Thanks in advance

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    Couple ready rods

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    All thread is your friend, just crank it down then replace one at a time with the bolts.
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    Thanks for the tips. We got'er done!

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    Here is the tool I made and use out of a large piece of all thread and some OBS wood washers which I discovered needed some metal back up washers. Goes in the middle and you can get to all the nuts on the wheel.

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    Stick a couple long Phillips screwdrivers thru bolt holes to align things before snugging up Steve’s nifty tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
    Stick a couple long Phillips screwdrivers thru bolt holes to align things before snugging up Steve’s nifty tool
    I put the through bolts in before the tool to alighn everything but you just can't get the nuts started.
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    2 long pieces of 1/4” all-thread


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    I like to put about 1 psi in the tire. The inner hole will expand and allow the rim to fit in easy. Really makes a difference when trying to mount up a set for a Beaver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    I like to put about 1 psi in the tire. The inner hole will expand and allow the rim to fit in easy. Really makes a difference when trying to mount up a set for a Beaver.
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    Yes, that and give the wheel and the inside diameter of the tire (if ABW) or tube a dusting of talc. I use Gold Bond.
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    I have the same tool as Steve Pierce in my box. Very nice.

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    Are you guys using talc powder when installing Bushwheels (31’s)? Have heard not to with Bushwheels.

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    Talc is used so the tube slides inside a tire and centers up and reduces the risk of getting folds in the tube when air is added. I have seen no reason to use talc when installing Bushwheels. I do apply electrical tape to the back side of the wheel where the valve stem exits and then squirt black silicone in the hole to keep sand and grit out of the inside of the wheel.
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    Use of Talc or soapy water is recommended on their site. Tailwheels is where it really helps. I have it on the shelf so I tend to just make a mess with it when working with tires. Just makes things slide better in general.
    https://www.airframesalaska.com/v/vs...reak%20ICA.pdf

    I remember reading something somewhere about not using baby power, but, baby power can be/is made of different ingredients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Talc is used so the tube slides inside a tire and centers up and reduces the risk of getting folds in the tube when air is added. I have seen no reason to use talc when installing Bushwheels. I do apply electrical tape to the back side of the wheel where the valve stem exits and then squirt black silicone in the hole to keep sand and grit out of the inside of the wheel.
    Excellent idea on filling the hole!

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