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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Modern tyre fitting companies are not equipped to perform centre lock wire wheel balancing. This can present a serious problem for classic car owners wanting to have their wheels and tyres balanced accurately.

The problem stems from the fact that wire wheels are located by two tapered surfaces rather than a flat mounting flange and studs, used by pressed steel and alloy wheels. The inner taper is formed on the inner (back) end of the wheel centre. The outer taper is formed on the outer end of the wheel centre. When mounted on the vehicle these tapers engage with similiar tapers, one on the splined hub, and one within the spinner (lock nut). This aligns the wheel perfectly, and it rotates about its true axis. The splined teeth do not locate the wheel, their purpose is to transmit torque.

If the wheel is mounted on the balancing machine, using any contact points other than these tapers mis-alignment will occur. It is pointless balancing the wheel while it is rotating about a mis aligned axis, because when it is mounted back on the vehicle splined hub it will move back onto its true axis, and be out of balance again!

Using Smoothride cones eliminates this error making the balancing of wire wheels as easy as balancing pressed steel or alloy wheels.

WHAT CONE SET WILL FIT MY WHEELS?

42MM KIT FOR THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES

AC Cars, Aston Martin:DB4,DB5,DB6 (MKI), Austin Healey, BRA, Bond, BRA, Daimler Dart, Ford Anglia, Ford Corsair, Lomas, Lotus, MG, Morgan, Reliant, Riley, Singer, Sunbeam, Triumph, TVR.

Set consists of 2 x 42mm cones, made from a lightweight, but extremely strong, glass reinforced injection moulding, also included are 2 x slip bushes, all contained in a robust and compact container.


£ 75.00 plus Postage

Smoothride wire wheel balancing cones 42mm

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52MM KIT FOR THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES

Alvis, Aristocat, Aston Martin (DB6 MKII), Aston Martin DBS, Aston Martin DBS Vantage, Facel Vega, Jaguar (not XK120/140/150), Panther, Rover, Ronart, Volvo.

Set consists of 2 x 52mm cones, made from a lightweight, but extremely strong, glass reinforced injection moulding, set also includes 2 x slip bushes all contained in a robust and compact container.

£ 75.00 plus Postage

Smoothride wire wheel balancing cones 52mm

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COMBINED KIT FOR BOTH 42MM AND 52MM HUBS


This kit will cover all vehicles listed under both 42mm and 52mm kits.

Combined set consist of one 42mm female cone and one 52mm female cone, plus male cone (to suit either application) made from a lightweight, but extremely strong, glass reinforced injection moulding, also included are 2 x slip bushes all contained in a robust and compact container.

£ 100.00 plus Postage

Smoothride wire wheel balancing cones combined 42mm and 52mm kit

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KIT FOR 'DEEP DRAW' HUBS


Aston Martin DB1, DB2, Jaguar XK120, 140, 150, Lagonda

These vehicles require a DEEP DRAW kit, to accomodate the deeper hub design, this kit is all that is required to balance the wheels of the vehicles as listed.

Made from a lightweight, but extremely strong, glass reinforced injection moulding, also included are 2 x slip bushes all contained in a robust and compact container.

£ 110.00 plus Postage

VEHICLE MARQUE


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