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Disc to wire wheel conversion

Disc to Wire Wheel Conversion

Hi All - Could you be so kind as to help me on a couple of items. I am
doing a disc to wire wheel conversion on my 120 DHC. With the project I
recieved two drums, both alike for the conversion. Is there a differance
between the front and the rear drums? If so how do I tell what I have? My
other question is what is the best source for Conolly leather dye.  Thanks
- Mike Fleming

Hi Mike, I converted my 120 DHC from disc- to wirewheel appr. two months
ago. I did replace all the drums: - Front: Dished drums (C 6024) and: -
Rear : Brake drum /not dished/ (C 6025). (Dished wheels nos. are C 7228,
front and rear, and I think you have to replace all the old disces. My
main-vendor, Guy Broad, advaised me so. Then I asked the same question some
weeks ago, many told me to take care when the old hubs did brake away (many
turns on the puller and use of torque). After half an hour - a big bang -
and a big dent in the Daimler next to. Take care! Good luck! - Martin

Hi, Mike - Wire wheel brake drums are dished slightly (and obviously) when
compared to disk wheel drums. Don't recall if there's a front/rear
difference - most probably not. I did the opposite on an XK-140 DHC $%#@
years ago (wires to disks - cost advantageous). Biggest difficulty is
pulling the rear hubs.  No help on dyes for Conolly leather - probably brew
their own (as you are doubtlessly aware, Conolly is the leather supplier
for Jaguar, Rolls, etc., since time immemorial). Tandy Leather Company (a
dividion of Tandy, Inc., owner of Radio Shack electronics stores) supplies
Cova brand dyes for leather. I've used them successfully over the years.
They don't dry out the leather, and maintain color well. Use Lexol Hide
Food or other such leather treatment occassionally (not the Armorall
stuff!). You need something that will lubricate, penetrate, seal,
waterproof, and won't come off on Milady's garments! Good luck! - Larry
Schear, Twin Cam, Inc.

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