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am not r2
11-30-2006, 09:51 AM
I have been told that I should store my daytona for the winter with weight on the springs...easy on the back. two stands under the spring plates...done.
the front has me scratching my head. I want to load the springs. I thought about the stands under the shock mounts for a second but I figgured that would trash the mounts fast. soooo. what do you do?
would a 4 by 4 under the A arm some place do it?
thanks for the input.Rich

64 Daytona HT
Mohawk Trails Chapter SDC

Swifster
11-30-2006, 11:42 AM
If you are using newer radials for tires, it's not necessary to put the car on jack stands. Flat spots are no longer a problem with newer tire compounds.

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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Hawk5619
11-30-2006, 10:19 PM
That raises a good question about tire "flat spots" I have a new set of Coker Radials on my 50 Champ. I have it on stands right now to prevent flat spots. I am in Colorado and it gets cold here this time of year and I have always tried to put my cars on jacks to save the tires over the winter.
I might check with Coker and see what they say. Any other thoughts on this subject?

Rick
Wellington Colorado

rockne10
11-30-2006, 11:23 PM
Depends on the construction. The original bias nylon cord tires would develop a flat spot if they sat for even a few days. You had to drive a few miles in warm weather to get the thump out of them. If they sat all winter you had to strap everything down for the first thirty or forty miles. Steel belted radials don't have that problem. I don't know what construction Coker is using in their radials, but it's probably steel. What does the sidewall say?

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
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52hawk
12-01-2006, 06:45 AM
I was told that a deflated tire won't dry rot-anyone know about that? I do know that tires sit on the rack for a long time without rotting.-[?]

LaSalle,Il
61Hawk

DEEPNHOCK
12-01-2006, 06:57 AM
Don't use a 4x4. They could rock ond pop out if the Stude was jossled.
Better to use a rectangular rubber pad to protect the lower shock area of the a-frame.
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by am not r2

I have been told that I should store my daytona for the winter with weight on the springs...easy on the back. two stands under the spring plates...done.
the front has me scratching my head. I want to load the springs. I thought about the stands under the shock mounts for a second but I figgured that would trash the mounts fast. soooo. what do you do?
would a 4 by 4 under the A arm some place do it?
thanks for the input.Rich

64 Daytona HT
Mohawk Trails Chapter SDC


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am not r2
12-01-2006, 07:54 AM
I currently have the bias plys that it came with. I want to change them over but...they are new and I can wait untill I can make up my mind on the wheel and tire package.R
thanks all

64 Daytona HT
Mohawk Trails Chapter SDC

Swifster
12-01-2006, 10:51 AM
quote:Originally posted by am not r2

I currently have the bias plys that it came with. I want to change them over but...they are new and I can wait untill I can make up my mind on the wheel and tire package.R
thanks all

64 Daytona HT
Mohawk Trails Chapter SDC


OK, with bias plys, I agree about getting the car off the ground...[:o)].

As for tires dry rotting, this occurs from oxygen/ozone exposure. It takes a lot longer for a tire to dry rot than in the past, but they still will.

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Tom - Lakeland, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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rockne10
12-01-2006, 09:05 PM
For what it's worth, the bias tires I have on my 51 are polyester cord and I've never noticed them thump like the nylons did, and it does sit on it's tires all winter.

It's been twenty years since I ran nylon cord and I'd forgotten all about that unnerving thump. Perhaps it's the cord material and not the bias construction.

chocolate turkey
12-02-2006, 09:31 AM
I have a new set of Broadway Classic radials with NitroFill (nitrogen replacing the air in the tires) and DRIVE the car anytime. Storeage isn't in my vocabulary!
The Nitrogen filled tires reduces the chance of rot by many times. The car runs so smoothly that I swear a little elf installed power steering and rebuilt my front end! Storeage with radial tires is not a problem. Flat spots don't happen with the modern tire compounds and design.


Brian

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55studeman
12-05-2006, 12:33 PM
I've got Goodyear radials on my car. This past year I had it in storage for 5 months sitting on the tires, april to September. The weather was nice, here in California. I moved in September and emptied the storage into the garage of my new place.

Annoyingly, the car had flat spots in the tires, rather minor ones but it did. They didn't affect anything at low speed but at 55 and above I had the thumping and a terrible vibration coming through suspension up through to the steering wheel. Going 55 on a CA freeway is darned slow, felt like I was going to get run over, besides the problem of my steering wheel shaking so violently that my arms were getting sore. Drove the car the next day and the symptoms were minimal. The third day the problems were totally gone.

So, radials can get flat spots. BUT my radials are on the older side, hence it's probably age related. When the radials were brand new, the car sat a few times for several months but never got flat spots.

The moral: Modern radials may get flat spots if the tires are old.

E. West
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Sunny Northern California
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