THE PORTAWALL STORE
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|LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING
LUCAS CLASSIC TIRES
Importer, manufacturer and distributor of antique and classic car parts, accessories and tires
2850 Temple Avenue · Long Beach, CA 90806
(800) 952.4333 · (562) 595.6721 · Fax (562) 595.0381
The sizes listed are available in 4-piece sets:
8" x 1-1/16" $39.95
10" x 1-3/16" $39.95
12" x 1-1/2" $46.95
13" x 1-7/8" $46.95
13" x 2-1/2" $52.95
14" x 2" $46.95*
15" x 1-3/4" $46.95
15" x 3" $59.95
16" x 1-7/8" $46.95
16" x 3' $59.95
19" x 1-3/8" $46.95
*14x2" NOS still available @ $29!
|THESE ARE THE SAME HIGH-QUALITY PORTAWALLS THAT WE'VE BEEN SELLING FOR YEARS!
Portawalls were originally designed to work on bias ply tires some 50 years ago, not today's radials. Bias tires have a flat rigid
sidewall, and a much higher profile (aspect ratio) than radial tires. There is a lesser likelihood of them adhering properly to a
radial because of the radius and flexibility of it's sidewall. The lower the profile of a radial, the less likely you will be pleased with
the results. Larger radials with a 75 profile seem to work fairly well, but we do not recommend trying them on many of today's
popular 60 profiles and smaller. For radials, we suggest the narrower widths, so they won't extend beyond the radius of the
Installation is critical and the sidewalls have to be extremely clean to increase your success rate. We recommend a degreasing
agent, not a solvent be used to wipe between the tire and the rim to ensure that the area is very clean. DO NOT use a soapy
compound, or the portawalls will slip out during re-inflation. Use an inner tube!
Portawalls are NOT returnable, unless you selected the wrong size and they are unused.
Our first & best recommendation is that you should find an experienced shop to install your new portawalls for you.
If however you choose to do it yourself, you will need the following readily available materials:
1) Solvent / degreasing agent.
DON'T USE SOAP! IT MAKES THEM SLIP OUT!
2) Course sandpaper - 36 grit or similar
3) one medium sized rubber mallet
The first thing you need to do is remove the wheels from the vehicle. This can be done one at a time, with a standard shop
floor jack, or all at once, with a full vehicle lift system.
Once the wheels have been removed, lay them flat on the floor. Tires must be deflated and loosened, without removing them
from the rim.
► Next, the surface of the tire and the interior of the rim need to be carefully cleaned and dried. This can be achieved in
a two-step process:
► Apply DEGREASER to a cloth and thoroughly wipe the tire and the inside edge of the rim, until all residue is
► Next use a course grit sandpaper (36 grit or similar) to rough up the inside edge of the rim, by holding the sandpaper
against the rim for 4 complete revolutions. Clean the tire and rim surfaces with thinner afterwards to remove any debris. This
step is very important and cannot be skipped. The rim and tire need to be clean and dry prior to PORTAWALL installation.
There should be no grease, oil, debris, or slick residue, between the PORTAWALL and the rim or tire.
► Once the rim has been cleaned and prepped, you are ready to install the PORTAWALL.
► Place the PORTAWALL on the tire with the edge of the tire and the PORTAWALL properly aligned. Partially
inflate the tire. Be sure to check that the edge of the rim and the tire's circumference are properly aligned and that the
PORTAWALL is staying under the edge of the rim. If this is not the case, release some pressure, and use the rubber mallet
to pound the PORTAWALL into place. It should lay down flat against the tire and be level with the edge of the rim, with no
gap between the PORTAWALL and rim.
► Inflate the tire gradually and check that the PORTAWALL is fitting properly against the tire and rim. If necessary,
release some pressure again and pound the PORTAWALL down where needed. Continue this process until the proper tire
pressure is achieved, with the PORTAWALL laying flat against the tire and level to the rim, with no gap between the
PORTAWALL and the rim. Mount the wheel back onto the vehicle and repeat the process on the remaining wheels.
► Balancing weights need to be installed on the inside edge of the wheel...not over the PORTAWALLs.
To make sure the PORTAWALLS were installed properly, we recommend that the vehicle be
driven no faster than 45 miles per hour for the first 50 miles after installation.
GUIDELINES & RECOMMENDATIONS
Black & White are 13" ONLY, 1" ww
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