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Charles Hudson    Posted 08-03-2020 at 13:48:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N Wheel Repair
  • I am replacing the OEM rear rims which are 28 inch diameter, 9 inch width, 6 loops. The tire was a 28x11.2. At least one rim has corroded beyond repair.

    Replacement rims I have found are all 28x11. My question is: Are these suitable replacements, or will I encounter a problem using them with the original center hubs? Can I use a 28x11.2 tire with them or will the rim be too wide to seat the bead?

    Charles Hudson    Posted 08-06-2020 at 11:19:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N Wheel Repair
  • Thanks for your suggestions. I contacted Miller Tire and am purchasing rims and tubes from them as a pickup order, saving shipping. Tires I will order through WalMart; I get free delivery.

    While I have the wheels off I plan to inspect / refurbish the brakes. I will also drain and refill the trans and hydraulic systems. Should I plan to replace the rear axle seals while I'm at it?


    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 08-06-2020 at 12:52:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Wheel Repair
  • If you change the rear axle seals it is a good idea to get yourself a new set of hubs as the sealing surface on the originals is usually so worn that even new seals may leak in a short time. Another possibility is to investigate getting a shaft repair kit of very thin sleeves that fit over the sealing surface of the hubs. Look up sealing sleeves on the internet or just repairing shaft sealing surfaces. There are a couple of companies that make these in a variety of sizes in a few thousands of a size increments and you can find them with a little work. Usually run around $25 each.

    Charles Hudson    Posted 08-06-2020 at 13:19:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N Wheel Repair
  • You mean like these: https://www.amazon.com/Tisco-A8NN4248A-PAIR-Rear-Retainer-Gasket/dp/B00BW5NNTW/ref=asc_df_B00BW5NNTW/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312091678005&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13719579175431657071&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9015283&hvtargid=pla-574606076783&psc=1 ?

    Replace the retainer and seal plus gasket?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-06-2020 at 15:39:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Wheel Repair
  • TISCO makes good reliable parts but you don't need to go to Amazon to get parts. Many of us use JUST8Ns, Dennis Carpenter, or STEINERS for reliable parts and service.

    FWIW & FYI: I have been dealing with Miller Tire for 25 years and have met Ed & Bev at shows and have always been treated well and have the best deals around. Didn't know Wally World sold tractor tires. I get mine at a local Firestone AG store. Have had Miller deliver them and the dealer mounts them and I save all the headaches of trying to do the grunt work myself.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Charles Hudson    Posted 08-06-2020 at 18:13:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N Wheel Repair
  • Tim,

    I was asking for confirmation that the parts illustrated in the on-line ad were indeed the "hubs" Steve was referencing. All of this is new to me: I've never had the rear axle on an 8N apart before. Are these in fact the kind of parts he was talking about?

    Where parts come from is a separate issue. I have purchased from your favorite suppliers in the past, but as I know so little about 8Ns I like to make sure I'm ordering the right thing. Recently the local NAPA store sold me some points that I had specified for a '48 8N, 6 Volt system, front-mount distributor. The points they sold me were for a side-mount. They were "correct" as far as their system knew; they just weren't the right part.

    I feel fortunate to have a local tire store that is familiar with tractor tires; there is still some farming around the area (northeast Ohio) but AG-specific stores are several towns away. My local dealer has helped with the dismounting of the old tires and will mount and fill the new ones.

    I wasn't surprised to find WalMart had tractor tires - they were founded in Bentonville, Arkansas, after all. I have my eye on some Yokohama tires. Not Firestones, but then again, Firestone is owned by Bridgestone now. Akron is no longer the rubber capitol of the world.

    steveVa    Posted 08-05-2020 at 18:31:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Wheel Repair
  • There is a link under links tab for tucker tires...

    mhb@ufe    Posted 08-03-2020 at 17:50:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N Wheel Repair
  • 28x9 rims are available. Find a Tisco dealer (now SMA)


    Tm Daley(MI)    Posted 08-03-2020 at 17:46:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N Wheel Repair
  • The original FORD/KELSEY-HAYES 28 x 9 Hat Rims use the 11.2 x 28 tires. Tires were measured differently back then. The width was from the inside, later changed to the outside so the 9 x 28 is the same as the 10 x 28. Aftermarket 6-Loop rear rims are sold at Just8Ns, Dennis Carpenter, and Miller Tire (click on LINK) for a few good vendors. Calcium Chloride was the substance used for ballast and if/when the tubes leaked, ate away ferrous material like a cancer. If you want to preserve hat rims or aftermarket rims, get rid of the Ca Chl and use Beet Juice if you need extra weight. If you seek OEM Hat Rims, I have a nicely restored set for sale as pictured -my email is open.


    Tim Daley(MI)

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