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#2971 powerking56 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Daniel, what size is the bolt pattern?  If it is 60's Pontiac it should be gm 5 on 4.75" or 5 on 5.1" unless it was off one of the little 61-3 Tempest or Le Mans.

5 on 4.75 I should have here in our "extra stuff" pile at work, if it is the 5 on 5.1" and a 14 inch rim, I can give you a couple #'s to call if yours is beyond salvage or you want a spare.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 02:49 PM

I got the rim beat back into shape.  Not truck speed worthy, but for a hay hauling wagon relegated to tractor speed, it'll be fine.  

  And I typed 60's, but they came off late 50's Pontiacs.  They looked a lot like a 55 Chevy.  I forgot to measure the bolt pattern, but I'll check that out.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 04:23 PM

1957-1966 big Pontiac's should have all used the GM 5.1" lug pattern on a 14" X 6" wheel if you go looking for spares.  Exceptions would be the aluminum drum 8 lug wheels and police or ambulance.  Pre 57 Pontiac used a 15" wheel.  Glad you were able to save the one you have.


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Milked this morning, then dad wanted to go to a local auction to see how their Massey 285 sold, and to fish for a possible buyer for ours.  I didn't feel like going, plus it was raining, but I caved being Dad wanted to go.  We were there only 45 minutes & we seen it would be all day getting to the tractor, so I took dad home.  I saw several 2 spool  hydraulic valves on a wagon that I could use one of, so I waited an hour or so at home, then went back.  Man were they slow auctioning stuff.  Holding our for 10 cent higher bids even.

  I knew if they would get there in time for me not to have to leave that I could score a valve for a decent price, but lo & behold, just as they were looking to go to my wagon, they went to the other!!  I even asked if I could bring a valve from the other wagon to the one they were on, as I had to leave to milk my cows.  They said no!  I paid for what I did buy, then cut out to home.  

  But here is the kicker.....the item I stumbled across and I ended up paying a big price for was worth the time, energy, and money to me.............................

 

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Some young lady bid me up or I'd have gotten it cheap.  She wasn't a planted bidder, as her & her husband were buying up a lot of stuff, but she had no idea for several bids that she was NOT winning this sign, but she got an education!  The second I laid eyes on it, I knew it would be mine!  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:35 PM

Man Daniel, what a great sign you got there. It will look good hung up in the????. Where are you going to put it? Sorry you didn't get the valves, but you had a good day after all.

 

WAY TO GO !!! :rocker2:  :smilewink:  



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:42 PM

  It will look good hung up in the????. Where are you going to put it?  

 

For now, once I carefully wash it with mild dish soap, it will go inside the add-on shed on the side of my old shop.  This is where most of my hogs are stored.  I want it on an inside wall to keep it in better condition being some paint is missing/flaking.  Later I may restore it.  I don't worry about taking the patina off, as it's not gonna leave me till I'm dead & buried anyway!   But then I have so much to do, it'll likely stay original anyway!  :rolling:   I want to make a large decal for the outside of one of the sliding doors that says "Hog Pen" with a Boar emblem decal.  Right now the only non Bush Hog items in there is my Yamaha 1100 and my MF12H.  The Massey may get booted out this year to make it Hog pen only.  The Yamaha may have to stay in there, but then it's my road Hog.  :smilewink:


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:51 PM

Trade the Yamaha in for a real hog and then you really will have a hog pen! :poke: 



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:54 PM

Trade the Yamaha in for a real hog and then you really will have a hog pen! :poke:

 

Can't afford that Bill!  They auctioned a Harley there today too, but didn't meet the reserve.  I can't even tell you what model/year, but it was REAL NICE!  Only got a 6 grand bid.  


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Nice score Daniel!

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Can't afford that Bill! They auctioned a Harley there today too, but didn't meet the reserve. I can't even tell you what model/year, but it was REAL NICE! Only got a 6 grand bid.


The market is so flooded with used Harleys they hardly bring big money. Guys I worked with at the last coal mine were trading in 2 year old bikes without even getting 25% of the cost back.

I would rather have a metric any day !

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Well, "There's your sign". Nice addition to the Hog Sty



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:33 PM

  The Massey may get booted out this year to make it Hog pen only.

What are going to do with the M/F, Sell it?



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:41 PM

He might get put in with his big brothers. No more bothering the hogs.  :smilewink:  :smilewink:



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:51 PM

What are going to do with the M/F, Sell it?

 

I have entertained that idea, but it would be hard to part with.  It was the 44th one of the 12H ever built.


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:52 PM

I have entertained that idea, but it would be hard to part with.  It was the 44th one of the 12H ever built.

 

Well, if you do I'm sure it will find a good home. Maybe Will can take it home with him after the plow day.


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