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John (AL)    Posted 01-22-2019 at 21:51:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • 8N-1132 Flange Nuts Color
  • Hello, long time no post. Life gets in the way, LOL.

    Several years ago I acquired a full set of pie weights, complete with mounting plates and flange nuts. I'm just now getting around to refinishing them and getting ready to mount them on my 841.

    Question is: what color should the flange nuts be? Silver? Medium Gray?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-23-2019 at 05:37:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa John-
    How the heck are you? By 'flange nut' you are referring to the 8N-1132-A rear wheel nut, right? Those are 5/8-18 UNF and as Randy said plated, never painted. Those are the only nuts used on the rear wheels regardless with or without the pie weights, excluding the six #33806-S34, 5/8-18 hex nuts, used to secure the center disc to the outer hat rim. You already know this but am posting info here for others: The pie weight sets use 5/8-11 x 3" L hex head bolts to secure the segments to the center disc. There are no nuts used as the center plates which have twelve tapped/threaded holes for each segment. The set also included the steel flat washer, #351505 under the heads of those PLUS a rubber washer, 230888 to go on the side that goes flush to the wheel hub that is to prevent the bolts from falling out. I've used standard rubber hose washers for those. The special stud extenders go on all eight wheel bolts/studs, and the OEM flange nuts will be used again to fasten everything up tight again. Ford offered two different weight classes -regular duty and heavy duty. The regular duty pie segments are listed at 30# each and the HD set are 45# each. The center disc is listed at 34#, the bolts/washers listed at 12# with the total weight for the light duty at 800 pounds and the HD set listed at 1160 total. There is an "Inside Segmented (Industrial)" set listed, 8 segments each at 100#, but I cannot find any info in the parts books on those. All the pie weight info stated above comes from the OEM 600/800 Operator's Manual, page 25. See Here -


    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    John (AL)    Posted 01-23-2019 at 09:00:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Doing okay, just busy. Spent most of last year taking care of family members. My 97 year old grandmother died in March and three weeks later my dad had a heart attack and quadruple bypass. He never really recovered and died in October. They all live 4.5 hours away, so I was on the road a good bit going back and forth. Had a major project for work on top of that, which consumed most of what free time there was. I've got a complete valve and steering box repair kit sitting a shelf, where they've been for two years...just haven't had time to get to them.

    Back to tractors....

    Yes, this is the 8N-1132-A part shown in the image below. Since they're plated, I reckon I'll go with some quality silverish paint. I tried plating something before and it didn't go so well, mainly because I didn't drop money on a pure zinc bar.

    Story on how I got the weight set: I was cruising eBay late one night and saw that a fellow had the set for sale and that he lived about 70 minutes away, out in the woods. He set the starting bid at $150, with no reserve. I put a $175 max bid on it, figuring I wouldn't get it because they were worth more than that as scrap. Needless to say, I was surprised the next morning when I awoke to find that I'd gotten the whole set for $150. The flange nuts alone are worth at least $160! While I was there, he offered me a Ford 505 Sickle-Bar Mower for $150, which I took, thinking I'd paint and sell for a quick profit. Haven't gotten around to that, either, but I'm thinking now I might keep it. My son's gotten into raising goats for 4H and the guy who bails hay on our property is getting out of the square bail business, so if i can find a rake and baler for decent price, I might start cutting my own.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-23-2019 at 10:42:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I've used a paint made by Eastwood Products called Silver Cad -see link. It mimics the OEM silver-blue cad plating almost perfectly. I've used it for acorn nut, throttle plate and lever, and gas tank. Then I found the CASE SILVER ARGENT wheel paint that I used on my hat rims, wheel nuts, and check chains and makes them look new again. I know there were a few guys repooping the stud extenders a few years ago. Jim UT was one but he has been out of the hobby for a while now. I know he did a study on the different ones used might still be in the archives here. I also believe that Ferguson wheels, some anyway, were 9/16-20 and those stud extenders were different.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Randy(PA)    Posted 01-23-2019 at 00:20:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Drawing says zinc or cadmium plate.

    John (AL)    Posted 01-23-2019 at 11:49:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That's what I was figuring, but some previous owner had applied medium gray paint, so I wanted to be sure.

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