Originally Posted by (none)
from the looks of it, thats a split rim wheel, big different from what is commonly used today.
I was thinking that it was a widow maker split rim. You can see the rim seperating when it blows.
My worst starting fluid tire seating incident was reseating a itty bitty trialer tire that was dry rotted and been off the bead for who knows how may years. Spray, light, pop, add air. First 3 went OK, adding air resulted in a few little blow torches of fire shooting out between the bead and the tire for a few seconds. My guess is the tire finally melted onto the rim sealing it (it held air when done), but the flames shooting out while putting air in were spooky. Good thing I had a good pair of gloves on when doing it.