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#211 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 06:28 PM

I talked with two tire shops today, neither will work on 8" or 12" rims.


So what you're saying is you just talked to two tire shops that will never get any more of your business.

Our Backhoe lost a tube in the rears. Not loaded, one man can move them around.
Biggest tire shop in our county... I stopped and they couldn't be bothered. I know a guy there and if I pulled strings, I could've gotten it done, but I don't want to make someone do work they don't want to do. Day or two to order the tube in, also.

Next town over, different story at Franklin Service & Supply...
They not only welcomed the tire, they unloaded it from the trailer my wife brought it in, then reloaded and tied it down the next day. Apologized they didn't get it done same day too. I was figuring two + days anyways.
$60 tube plus two hours, plus the extra little kindness, plus letting me do all the arrangements over the phone... $100

Wonder who gets my car tires from now on?
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Posted April 22, 2016 - 07:04 PM

Three down, one to go. I found I don't need to go all the way around the bead with the chisel. Just enough to get the bead over the hump, then use the pry bar the rest of the way around. Letting the air compressor cool down before I finish this.

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 07:16 AM

One piece at a time right Larry. Coming along great. Does the wood jig work well for you. My Dad taught me when I was a kid to use a bumper jack. Toss the tire under the front bumper of the truck, put the foot plate at the edge of the rim & bead then start jacking. This has worked well all my life but now too much bending over.lol
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Posted April 23, 2016 - 07:29 AM

I just use mt HF tire changer. I have broken the bead on 6" all the way up to 15" tires with it. Works great for the 12" wheels on changing/fixing them as well.  Fort wheels too small for the HF machine, I made a tool for changing them.

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 08:20 AM

I really need the HF tire changer. I tried running over the tires with the truck, didn't work. Don't have a regular bumper jack. I saw the post about the wood jig, and gave it a try. I guess it would work on clean rims. It did push the side walls down enough for me to get in there with the chisel. 


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 08:45 AM

That was my thought too of it just pushing the tire down while maybe the 2x4's would spread apart not getting inside the rim enough. The HF item looks good along with Kenny's jig.
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Posted April 24, 2016 - 06:48 AM

That was my thought too of it just pushing the tire down while maybe the 2x4's would spread apart not getting inside the rim enough. The HF item looks good along with Kenny's jig.

The both work well for this old guy. Saves a lot of undo effort.


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Posted April 25, 2016 - 08:44 PM

Not much to report, Been busy with other chores, Still waiting on the steering parts, Tracking says they will be here tomorrow. Started wire brushing the rims.



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Posted April 26, 2016 - 09:15 PM

Long day at work today, and I'll probably be up late watching the weather tonight. I received the steering parts, and yes I painted the steering bell crank bushing. It does have a zerk!. Wire brushed some more on the rims. Used a large wire brush to knock the rust and caked on grease off (removed the zerks on the front rims). I'll be switching to smaller wire brushes, then the mouse sander with 220 grit and finally the small dremel wire brush and hand sanding with 440. Final wash with simple green then paint. I should have them done some time next week. 

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Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:58 PM

Tip of the Day. For those that are missing the rubber boot that covers the ball end on the Drag Link or Tie Rod ends, here is what I did. Get an assortment pack of Sealing Washers ($8 at Harbor Freight). Select a thick size that has to be pushed on to the stud. Grease the ball and work it in. Use needle nose to stretch the washer over the stud bolt. This should keep dirt out.

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Posted April 28, 2016 - 12:26 AM

Nice, I'm sure that will help.
Thanks for the tip

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Posted April 28, 2016 - 05:05 AM

Good idea!



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Posted April 30, 2016 - 03:55 PM

Some progress today, I installed the steering assembly. New bushings and tie-rod ends. No slop at all, and the sector is centered to allow stop-to-stop travel. Now more parts to work on this evening. Tomorrow will be yard work and NASCAR.

PS Happy 58 B' Day to me!!!!

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Posted April 30, 2016 - 04:49 PM

Happy Birthday Larry. Let's hope you have many more.


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Posted April 30, 2016 - 06:27 PM

Caught your Bday in the thread! Happy Birthday!


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