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Darrell Morris    Posted 11-16-2020 at 18:15:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N rear rims
  • My 8N has 10 x 30 rear rims
    All I see for sale are 28 rims
    These have been on the tractor since I have owned it for 42 years
    I need to replace one and certainly want to keep the same size as the other

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 11-17-2020 at 05:44:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N rear rims
  • Do you have the OEM 28 x 9 Hat Rims or the aftermarket 6-Loop Stye? Wheel and tire sizes were measured differently back then. Look at Miller Tire for the explanation -inside vs. outside. 10 x 28 was the OEM tire size on 9 x 28 rims. The same tire is now listed as 11.2 x 28. If you have hat rims and one got rotted chances are the other is going or gone too as the substance for tire ballast weight was Calcium Chloride -a substance that when it leaked, caused ferrous material to oxidize (rust) and his was the reason you find many rotted out. Oftentimes it isn't evident until too late but signs may first appear around the valve stem area with rust. If you want to keep your 8N all original, I have a pair of hat Rims with repop Firestone Champion Spade Guide Grip Tires I used for my '48 show machine. I also have a pair of restored Hat Rims with 8N center discs for sale too. My email is open.


    FORD/KELSEY-HAYES OEM 28 X 9 HAT RIMS, RESTORED:




    1948 FORD 8N RESTORED; TIM DALEY OWNER & OPERATOR:





    1948 FORD 8N w/WORK TIRES & WHEELS, TIM DALEY, OWNER/OPERATOR:

    FRONT: Reproduction Firestone original style Guide Grip 6.00 x 16 with Ford 2-PC Weights added. REAR: Firestone 11.2 x 28 Field & Road tires on 6-Loop style aftermarket rims, loaded with beet juice, trade name Rim Guard .

    Tim Daley(MI)


    John in Mich    Posted 11-16-2020 at 18:49:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N rear rims
  • Are you measuring the major OD of the wheel or the bead seat? What size are the tires?

    Darrell Morris    Posted 11-16-2020 at 22:25:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N rear rims
  • John
    Thanks for reply. I measured the outside diameter @ 30
    However, the tires are 11.2-28 , 10-28
    Does that mean the measurement should be between the bead seat ?
    Thank you

    John in Mich    Posted 11-17-2020 at 19:19:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 8N rear rims
  • Hi Darrell,
    Yes. Wheels are measured by the bead seats. Your tires are 28" therefore the wheels are 28". An 11.2-28 is the new size for 10-28. You should have no probem finding wheels.

    Darrell    Posted 11-17-2020 at 19:50:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 8N rear rims
  • Thank you to everyone for your help. I appreciate your expert advice.

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