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Forum: Tractors Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 241
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Posted By MercuryMac
Bama, the inside of these tires is very similar...

Bama, the inside of these tires is very similar to the size of a five gallon pail and I think five pails would fit in there easily.
28, you may be right about finding wheel weights that I can bolt...
Forum: Throwback Thursday! Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By MercuryMac
I like fender skirts,-----up to a point. I have...

I like fender skirts,-----up to a point. I have developed a theory on which cars can look good with skirts and which ones don't. The car should be longer and it has to be lower in the back to be cool...
Forum: Tractors Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Bama, by measuring the tire inside and guessing...

Bama, by measuring the tire inside and guessing the height of the fluid, I think I would use 27 gallons of fluid in each tire. 27 x 8 =216 lbs. I checked one set of cast-iron wheel weights that I...
Forum: Throwback Thursday! Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By MercuryMac
Looking back

Here's and ad out of an old magazine. It's a reproduction that I found in a hotrod book. I remember this add when it was current. In fact, I bought the fender-skirts [up in the right-hand corner, '56...
Forum: Tractors Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
28, to add to your tube life reassurance, it...

28, to add to your tube life reassurance, it won't show up on my watch, anyhow. Maybe the next generation will have to handle the problem.
Bama, I'll measure the tires and guess how many gallons...
Forum: Tractors 05-11-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
More screening sand and blasting it against the...

More screening sand and blasting it against the best rim.
Bama, I hope it's more like 300 to 400 lbs. for added weight, but good question. I don't know. The bad thing about needing more weight for...
Forum: Tractors 05-11-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Dutch, I`m pretty sure I`ll be dang proud of that...

Dutch, I`m pretty sure I`ll be dang proud of that shiny red convertible too. :D:D
Forum: Tractors 05-10-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Kenny, I wondered about the oil reacting with the...

Kenny, I wondered about the oil reacting with the tube, but it won`t react with the rim and it wouldn`t be any more environmentally unfriendly than calcium.
Smallfoot, you are soooo spoiled. One of...
Forum: Builds! 05-10-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,284
Posted By MercuryMac
You`ve brought back memories, Kenny, ------ ya,...

You`ve brought back memories, Kenny, ------ ya, mouse pee rust holes. All across the top of the back window on my `36, the paint was what held the weather out.
Keep on tinkering.
Forum: Tractors 05-09-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
I did some sandblasting today and a wee bit more...

I did some sandblasting today and a wee bit more welding. Oh, and Mothers day flower delivery.
The decision is half made on weighting the tractor. NO more calcium fluid. Maybe I`ll put used oil in...
Forum: Tractors 05-08-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
28, I thank you for the tape idea. Tonight, I was...

28, I thank you for the tape idea. Tonight, I was just wondering what to use as a boot and tape will work just dandy.
Here`s the almost finished easy wheel.
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 05-08-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By MercuryMac
I miss my two convertibles, a `57 Ford and a `64...

I miss my two convertibles, a `57 Ford and a `64 Ford Galaxie.
Then I have a similar story to Lowbud, I sold my `68 Doge Super Bee but bought it back after a few years. Also, I have bought my...
Forum: Tractors 05-08-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Thank you guys, for your interest. Misbe, The...

Thank you guys, for your interest.
Misbe, The older, the wiser, is a saying, but some guys can age a lot and still not accumulate much wisdom. I hope I`m not in that group. In fact, the guys on...
Forum: Tractors 05-07-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Guys, this might sound like bragging, but I have...

Guys, this might sound like bragging, but I have been building things all of my life, with quite a bit of success. I give each thing a lot of thought as to how strong it has to be for its...
Forum: Tractors 05-07-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Skip, you`re kinda` right about welding up rusty...

Skip, you`re kinda` right about welding up rusty old wheels, but they will only go 12 mph. at best, so no fear of them flying apart. I will pull a plow for a day or maybe two so there will be some...
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself! 05-07-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By MercuryMac
Hello Misbehaven, I couldn`t answer your PM last...

Hello Misbehaven, I couldn`t answer your PM last night, because my computer wouldn`t type anything. My `46 Dodge is really like a P15 Plymouth rebadged as a D23 Dodge. This may be a Canadian thing....
Forum: Tractors 05-06-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Here's the good wheel, with the bad chunk cut out...

Here's the good wheel, with the bad chunk cut out and a patch from the other wide rim.
pic two is the good rim with the patch tacked in.
pic three is the widened rim all tacked.
pic four is the...
Forum: Builds! 05-06-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 872
Views: 501,337
Posted By MercuryMac
I like the corners also.

I like the corners also.
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself! 05-06-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By MercuryMac
Hello and welcome to RatRods Rule, from northern...

Hello and welcome to RatRods Rule, from northern Alberta. I have quite a bit of Mopar stuff, including a '46 two door that might look a lot like yours.
Forum: Tractors 05-06-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
I'm lining up and tacking the pieces together now...

I'm lining up and tacking the pieces together now and it's going a little slower than I had hoped, especially the lining up part.
28, this is the worst wheel, so I attacked it first. The other wheel...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 05-06-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,975
Posted By MercuryMac
Very nice, Bob.

Very nice, Bob.
Forum: Tractors 05-04-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Plan A was a quick patch or two on one wheel and...

Plan A was a quick patch or two on one wheel and all is good. Bsssssst, Plan A goes out the window. Plan B is widen one narrow wheel and do a few more patches. That's what I'm working on now. With a...
Forum: Tractors 05-04-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
I forgot to add what you just said, Bama. I do...

I forgot to add what you just said, Bama. I do watch my spending, but if I need something that will make whatever I'm doing go better, then I buy it. I'm Scottish; not cheap.
But like 28 said, I'm a...
Forum: Tractors 05-03-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
Bama, when I made my plan, I thought there were...

Bama, when I made my plan, I thought there were some pretty decent wheels in my stash. Once I got the fluid soaked tires off the fluid soaked wheels I found that I had junk. I looked in the Steiner...
Forum: Tractors 05-02-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,645
Posted By MercuryMac
My wheels have no centre in them, there is just a...

My wheels have no centre in them, there is just a dimple running around the inside of a flat rim over near one side. There are six wedge headed bolts that clamp the rim dimple to the big cast iron...
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