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#1 Lynn225 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 09:37 AM

Last night I pulled the wheels for new tires.

Some of my rear wheel bolts are galled near the head, likely from being run too loose. Another bolt has a rounded head that I eventually managed to get off.

 

Are these bolts still available?

Are they 7/16-20?

 

I would really prefer a lug stud set-up.

Has anyone installed 1.5"  7/16-20 bolts from the back of the hub and used matching tapered seat lug nuts?

I read about this on older Simplicity tractors... can we do this on our Bolens?

 

Thanks for any input!

Lynn

 



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 10:47 AM

I did it on my Ford! Much easier to get the wheels on that way!



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 11:46 AM

Hmmm, it just occurred to me that this won't work because of the free-wheeling/locking hub.

But maybe studs will work... cut off some bolts, install w/ loctite.



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Posted May 02, 2013 - 02:26 PM

Hmmm, it just occurred to me that this won't work because of the free-wheeling/locking hub.

But maybe studs will work... cut off some bolts, install w/ loctite.

 

Lynn, you could also try a threaded rod.  I would only mount at the most two out of the six (or five, I don't know Bolens well) as studs without using something like your original idea.

 

Two strategically placed would allow you to mount the tire but also give the holding strength of bolts in the other holes.  Threaded rod isn't structurally there, per se, in the grade of strength you need.

 

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 02:33 PM

Lynn, You can go to your local Industrial supply house and get you a 1' piece of "B-7"-- 7/16" X 20NF All Thread. The B-7 is the same tensile strength as Grade 8 bolts. It will work just fine for wheel studs. You can also check at your local auto parts house that does engine machine work and they should carry engine studs in 7/16" the right length. Make sure you use a good strength LocTite on the studs in the hubs.


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Posted May 02, 2013 - 02:35 PM

This is what I used. Brian, you posted just what the link is to!


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 05:58 AM

Thanks for the input guys. I'll create a new post to show what I did.  :)






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