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Artillery Wheels - tightening up the spokes?

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:01 am
by Jerry Alexander
I have artillery wheels on my '29 Chevrolet AC International Sedan. I have noticed that some of the spokes are loose. How do you go about tightening them up? I also have wooden wheels on my '15 Metz but they fit tight. Any and all helpful suggestions are appreciated. I thank you in advance.

Re: Artillery Wheels - tightening up the spokes?

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:46 am
by Leaford
I have no experience with wood spoke wheels but thought I read somewhere possibly in this forum or MTCA,when wood spoke wheels dry out and become loose and you can restore them by soaking in water

Re: Artillery Wheels - tightening up the spokes?

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:26 am
by Jerry Alexander
Thank you

Re: Artillery Wheels - tightening up the spokes?

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:05 pm
by jeff deringer
The water thing, if it has any effectiveness at all will only be temporary. I have used a product called "Git Rot", which is an epoxy that can be applied through a syringe into the cracks and joints of the wheels. It takes a lot of patience to not make a mess, and a little goes a long way. I'm down to mixing 1/4 of the marked lines on the bottle that comes with it. Seems to work great for me so far.