The Operation, Care and Repair of Automobiles

The Operation, Care and Repair of Automobiles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the tube between other parts of the tire, no attention need, of course, be given to the outer shoe, further than to make sure that the conditions which caused the injury to the inner tube are eradicated; but if a nail has punctured it, or it has been cut by a sharp stone, or the like, and no spare shoe is at hand, it is necessary to give it attention, the amount depending upon the extent of the injury. In the case of a nail puncture the hole in the outer shoe should be covered by sticking on a bit of the prepared canvas, which the tire makers can supply, in order to prevent water and grit from working in between the inner and outer tubes. To do this, the same rules must be followed as in the case of applying a patch to the inner tube. Use wood alcohol, benzine or gasoline in limited quantities to remove the French chalk or talc which may be present. Water will not dry readily and will therefore prevent the patch from sticking properly. Furthermore, it will rot the canvas if the hole is sealed so that it cannot entirely evaporate. As a further precaution, a small amount of cement should be carefully worked into F1g. 79. the hole from the outside. In cases of cuts which extend through the outer shoe, a strip of canvas sufficiently wide to cover the cut completely and to extend beyond on each side, and long enough to catch between the shoulder of the outer shoe and the rim, should be f1tted on the inside of the shoe before the inner tube is inserted (Fig. 79). This strip should fit closely to the inside of the shoe, and it is well to attach it to it for at least a part of its length, by using cement. The object of this strip is to prevent the tube from blowing out through the cut, and it should therefore be drawn sufficiently tight when the tire is...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599748
  • 9781236599742