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Daniel Jinkens    Posted 12-20-2018 at 09:44:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Wheel weights
  • Trying to find wheel weights for a NAA. Haven't had any luck locating any. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-22-2018 at 09:21:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dan-
    OK - since you are a newbie to Ford Tractors, it is highly recommended by a lot of us here that you first get copies of the essential manuals and read them religiously. You should get a copy of the I&T FO-19 manual for your NAA/Jubilee Tractor; a copy of the '39-'52 MPC; and a copy of the original Operator's Manual. We have some of these herein our MANUALS forum, but the FO-19 manual is an older version and you'd benefit with a more recent version. We have the NAA Op manual here to download as well. Try JUST8Ns for newer hard copies of all those.

    Regarding wheel weights, evaluate what you intend to use the tractor for. Do you intend to be doing some HD plowing? There are alternatives to adding pie weights and such. Loading tires with liquid ballast like Calcium Chloride was the method used before external weights were developed. The problem with Ca Chl is it is highly corrosive and when/if the stuff leaked from a punctured tire/tube, it would cause rusting of all ferrous material it contacted. Leaking will also begin around the valve stem and why you see rust in that area most obviously. That is why many original good Hat Rims are sought after by restorers. There has been a newer, safer product on the market since the mid-90's called Rim Guard®™ made from sugar beets for liquid ballast. It's often referred to as BEET JUICE. I am satisfied customer, have been using it since it came out. Guaranteed not to corrode metal. So, just tossing that out there. Your tractor so do whatever you want. If you don't need wheel weights other than to just have set for your tractor, consider the alternatives. Some use water, windshield wiper fluid, and used anti-freeze. All of those are corrosive as well, with the latter two possibly being mixed with water. Then there still some who use Ca Chl and don't worry about the rusting issue. Your call.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dean    Posted 12-21-2018 at 11:04:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Which weights are you looking for?

    F? R? If rear, which type?

    Dean

    Farmer Dan    Posted 12-20-2018 at 10:05:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Where are you located? I think Tim in Michigan has a set for sale.

    Daniel Jinkens    Posted 12-21-2018 at 09:27:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm located in Illinois.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-21-2018 at 13:08:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • HiYa Dan-
    Yes, as others stated, we need more information here. Wheel weights can be the 2-PC each side fronts for 16" wheels, or the 12 PC each side pie segment type with a multitude of variant aftermarket weights out there. I have a complete set of the OEM PIE WEIGHTS, 45# style. The pie weights were not introduced until the 600/800 Models. Later MPCs show they can also fit the NAA Model. In truth these pie weights will fit any 28" Ford 8-Bolt Hole wheel pattern. That being said, the 600/800 Operator Manual says not to use the HD (45#) set with the 600 model. Note the 600 is basically a slightly modified NAA Model. There was fear the rear axle couldn't handle the extra weight. that being said I've seen the weights on 8N tractors. Also can be used on 9N/2N Models but wheel plate modifications must be made. You also do not have to use all 12 segments when mounting on any tractor. Can go with 6 and stagger every other position. My email is open...


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Daniel Jinkens    Posted 12-21-2018 at 14:19:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hello Tim

    I'm looking for rear wheel weights. I would prefer to use pie weights as they would be easier to remove if it has to be done. I'm new to the tractor world, just trying to find out info on anything tractor. Thanks for the info.

    Dean    Posted 12-21-2018 at 14:36:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Pie weights can be mounted to your NAA, though they were not introduced until after the NAA model run ended. Yes, they are convenient to install/remove when compared with other weights used with vintage Ford tractors.

    Pie weights come in several styles and weights.

    A so-called "light" set would be most suitable for your NAA, though these are somewhat harder to find than the so-called "heavy" sets. Of course, you could use a heavy set without mounting all 12 segments.

    I sold my extra set of light pie weights a couple of years ago and am not yet ready to sell my "primary" set but may do so once I decide what to do with my 64, 4000, SOS "retirement project."

    Watch ebay, here, CL and YT for pie weight sets. The come up from time to time. The going rate for a COMPLETE set of heavy pie weights is around $650. A light set may well bring $750 because these sets are more difficult to find, and can be used with vintage Ford power adjust rims.

    Post back if you have questions. There are several folks here who can answer questions about pie weights.

    Dean

    Jim    Posted 12-22-2018 at 02:58:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What is the CL you refer to? Thanks

    Michford    Posted 12-22-2018 at 06:47:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • CL that Dean refered to is craigslist. If you have not heard or seen craigslist, it is an online nationwide listing of items foe sale that is broken down by state and regions and cities in each state.

    Jim    Posted 12-22-2018 at 10:05:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks. I had a senior moment. I am familiar with it and have used it but couldn't think.

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