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#61 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 04:30 PM

Well, today was rather productive for a change. I got the studs cut to length and the lead attachment holes drilled and tapped. Here's a few pics of what the rotors look like mounted to the wheels.
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Posted December 27, 2011 - 04:47 PM

Looks good Kenny. What will you do for valve stem access?

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:07 PM

That is a challenge I will address in time, not exactly sure at the moment. The tires hold air quite well. I can cut access holes now, but just waiting until I have all the pieces together to get a better idea of what I need to do. I have had many thoughts on that, but I want the whole picture before I get carried away doing it. It will be next week before I can get the new lug nuts, then I need to get the propane tank so I can melt the lead. Just taking it slow and easy, thinking ahead as much as I can.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:15 PM

My valve stems are on the inside of my tires, suppose some one put the wheels on backwards? or can that happen? My tractor looks pretty narrow in the rear.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:27 PM

Most Sears wheels have the stems to the inside, much easier to deal with. This Ford just has to be different.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:42 PM

Kenny
You may want to consider adding a valve stem to the other side of the wheel as well. Other than breaking down one rim bead it is quite easy.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:45 PM

That has been a thought, ducky! It would make loading the tires very easy, no burping.:D I'll cross that road when I get to the intersection. Right now, I just want to get the lead melted and see what this is going to look like. For some odd reason, I want to do things different from the norm.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:48 PM

That has been a thought, ducky! It would make loading the tires very easy, no burping.


Ya. I never thought of that.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:53 PM

Why not just mount the wheels on the tractor backwards, your track width will be wider, but it puts the stems on the inside plus there will be more room for the weights.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 07:04 PM

That's what I love about this place, wait a few and another idea comes along. Might just give that a try, won't hurt a thing. Who knows, might be perfect.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 07:07 PM

Well it does make the tractor look a bit bigger and more stable as well.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Well it does make the tractor look a bit bigger and more stable as well.


Kicking them out makes a huge increase as far as stable footing. But I'm guessing Kenny's area is pretty flat? But then even flat country has dips & holes.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:55 PM

If you're going to pull a moldboard with it, you may want to leave the tires alone or at least make sure you have enough adjustment to get the plow in the furrow. Hate to see you go thru all of this and not be able to do something you want to with it.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:56 PM

If you're going to pull a moldboard with it, you may want to leave the tires alone or at least make sure you have enough adjustment to get the plow in the furrow. Hate to see you go thru all of this and not be able to do something you want to with it.


GOOD CATCH Alan!

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 09:03 AM

Are the rims counter sunk on one side for the lug bolts? I have wanted to turn mine around but need to check if my plow will work, never thought about that.




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