In Reply to: Bibb front hubs posted by Steve Dabrowski on February 11, 2018 at 20:38:47:
How ya been? Need any snow I can ship some to ya... ; > )
You mean the BUDD WHEEL CO., DETROIT, MI I believe. They were a major supplier to the auto industry and in 1943 began manufacturing plows outsourced by Ford. I did research on the front wheel hubs before so will try to remember. Ford originally made the 9N front wheels at the Rouge; there is a picture in one or two of the Ford Tractor books of an experimental 9N in yard at the Rouge Plant with a pile of front wheel hubs stacked up in the background. I'm not sure when Ford began to outsource wheel production to Budd, I'll have to find my data. I also think that the name 'BUDD' or 'BUDD WHL' is cast raised on the inside of the wheel hubs. Our good friend and 9N guru Jason Grooms knows the answer so I will ask him if he doesn't see this and pipe in.