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Rich    Posted 02-03-2021 at 11:32:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Hello everyone looking for info. I just bought a new set of 28" x 10" rims for my 1946 2N tractor ( second set i tried ) and my center section doesn't fit. Are the newer versions made with heaver gauge steel. Has anyone had this same problem, do you grind the center hub or do you grind the rim tabs to make it fit. This is my second set i tried first set i sent back because they were made for bolts and i want carriage bolts for mine. So i ordered a second set and they are the same. Any info will help.
    Thanks Rich

    mhb@ufe    Posted 02-03-2021 at 13:08:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The center dish should be a tight fit to the rim. all of them I have done the dish would not set in but would pull in when the bolts are tightened. All the after market looped rims I have seen work fine with carriage bolts even though the loops are rounded instead of square.

    Mark

    John in Mich    Posted 02-03-2021 at 16:37:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Every new "loop" rim that I have ever used had a minor alignmment problem to start. They are not perfectly round until you put the center dish in. Same as putting any multi-holed parts together. Start ALL bolts before tightening any.
    I align the dish to the holes and use long machine bolts the same diameter as the carriage bolts to initially pull the dish into place. Then, I replace them with the carriage bolts. Has worked every time for me.

    Rich    Posted 02-04-2021 at 09:46:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks John
    I looked at my old rims and they were beveled a little and i think i will do the same to these rims. Will make it easier to slide over the tabs. But i will start with bolts then change to carriage bolts.
    Thanks Rich

    Rich    Posted 02-03-2021 at 14:58:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Mark just don't want to bend the center dish. I will try when i get the carriage bolts.

    Rich

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