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Right Im in the middle of building my 31 Tudor. Ive got a flathead with a SCoT blower.This is at the put back together stage.So im starting to think about wheels. Now I do have a bit of a hard on for spoked wheels.But im concerned about when I light them up im going to shag them. Now steelies are great and i'll go for them if getting spokes is going to be a pain in the arse.
So do you know anyone whos ripped up or buckeled a set up ? Or is steelies the way to go ?
 

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Why not run spokes and have a set of steels with piecrusts to burn out with when at the drags. Unless you want to showboat on the road that is.
 

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If you wanna drag race your A including doing 'burnouts', then buy a set of new wires, as doing it on an old set you are askin for trouble, as it shall probally spin out the centres and snap the spokes. Or just stick to steelies.
 

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Which is maybe the reason why they don't put spoked wheels on brake testers for the MOT, they have to use a Tapley meter instead?

If you're racing I'd have thought a decent launch would put more stress on a wheel than a burnout? Once the wheel's spinning it's taking far less torque than when it sets off rom rest. Also bear in mind the likes of Mercedes and Auto-Union were putting over 500bhp through spoked wheels on their racers back in the mid-Thirties... Mind you, as Crusty says, they'd have been new wheels, not 70 year old items.......
 
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