I do need to figure out how to change to tubeless tho. The tires are date stamped 08 and are tubeless Michelinís, but itís still running tubes. If I remember correctly, thatís not ideal at all. Do I need to change the wheels completely or can I just put on new tubeless tires and put in abnormal valve stem?
Don't worry about the tubes unless you're taking it on the track for hot laps on the street tires.
I had a quality conversation with a tire engineer at a Corvair convention a few years back. One of the questions asked was tubes versus tubeless tires and what about tubes in tubeless tires - this is an issue specifically for the lucky few Corvair owners with the factory wire wheel option, as wire wheels and airtightness don't tend to coexist, and tube-only car tires pretty much don't exist either.
Put simply: tubeless tires were invented because auto manufacturers wanted to be able to build cars faster, and putting five tubes correctly in five tire/rim combinations per car took more time than they liked. Anything else you've heard about 'running cooler' etc, was observed effects, but not causes
of the change from tube to tubeless.
Inner tubes used to be a separate component because butyl rubber (which is a good air reservoir) is a bad tire rubber, and SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) is good for tires but bad air reservoir. Tubes work great, and most heavy equipment still uses them. Tubeless tires just put the butyl rubber layer on the inside of the tire, instead of having it be a separate component.
So what about tubes in tubeless tires? Most things are pretty much the same as they were in the 1950s - avoid sharp and pointy things inside the tire and rim where the tube will be, and keep everything dry and clean inside, except for some baby powder to help the tube slide around inside the tire.
Initial inflation can be slightly challenging if you're not patient because there's no place for the air between tube and tire-rim void to leak out when inflating the tube on one piece tubeless rims. A tire lever or two under the edge of the rim and carefully pushing down on the stem in combination with a gentle inflation to 5 PSI or so will give the trapped air a way out.
Once things are pumped up and stable, treat it like any other tire and you'll be fine, and enjoy that tubes leak down a lot slower than most tubeless tires on old rims do.