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Trip to Coop Tire store

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08-02-2012 21:13:01

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ask yesterday if i could bring little Fergy in and have the rear tire repaired, its been leaking fluid for a while (stuck a stob in the tire a few years ago and it had to be repaired, started leaking again.

All was good, bring it anytime, so i loaded up little Fergy this morning and off we go,

as i pulled up to the Coop garage door area i know something was not right, as there was a 18 wheeler lowboy backed into the tire repair area. It's getting all new tires on a 102 degree day.

So unloaded little fergy and parked him in a slot right by the front door, (so they could keep a good watch on him today), gave them the key to place in the bag with the workorder.

called back at lunch to see how things are going and remind them to turn on the gas when they move little fergy and be sure to turn off the gas when they park him or he might potty gas all over there nice shop area. (He has done that before).

was told that they were not getting along so well on the lowboy and it might be tomorrow before they could get to little fergy.

I ask them if they would move him into the shop area and not leave him outside at night, (not the best of neighborhoods). was told they would, should have ask my friend who lives in that town to drive by their garage and see if they did pull little fergy into the shop.

so will call back in the morning and see how things when, hope i do not need a new rim. was told even this new type fluid can cause the old rims to rust, but not as bad as the old fluid.

its been a very long time since little Fergy was not safely parked in his spot in the old tractor shed at night.

Guess when they have been around the farm for over 50 years you do get attached. 1957 model TO-35

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08-03-2012 09:04:22

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 Re: Trip to Coop Tire store in reply to maxwell99, 08-02-2012 21:13:01  

got little fergy back today,
of course it had trouble starting as they had not turned the gas off when they pulled the tractor into their shop.

but it did start and all was good.

the problem was the big boot inside the tire, it had come apart and ruined the tube.

with fluid transfer, new tube, 1 hr of labor cleaning the inside of the old wheel and repair total bill was $160.

but it runs good now and no tire leaks.

little fergy is back in the barn and all is good with the world.

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08-02-2012 21:53:25

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 Re: Trip to Coop Tire store in reply to maxwell99, 08-02-2012 21:13:01  
I drained the calcium from my tire. Took it down to the local franchise tire shop. (I had a self imposed damaged tube) so for about $56 I got a new tube and for another $22 it got changed out. The best part was the rotted valve stem area and the boys were determined to sell me a rim. They took a hammer and busted off the rooted metal which left a 4 inch gaping hole. "You need a NEW Rim!" Was announced upon my first return.
"I don't think so" say's I, while looking at the 4 inch hole. They were closing for the night and I took the rim home to my trusty acy torch and el cheapo Lincoln 115 volt mig welder.
Stopped off at the local metal shop and got a 20 inch square chunk of 12 Ga metal. Got it all home, drug out the equipment and proceeded to heat up a spot opposite the rusted area to flatten it out and drill the hole for the new valve stem location. Rotated the rim 90 degrees for a flat spot to use to make my patch. Cut me a chunk of metal for the patch, heat it up and beat it to fit the contours of the inner rim.
Grab the grinder and shine up the rusty hole and square it off. Hold it in place and tack one side, heat it up again and beat it down to a better fit in the poatch area. Finally weld it down, grind it flat and fill the low spots with JB Weld to make it nice and smooth. Back to the tire shop and get it back for around $78. Back to the JB weld and fill the outside of the patch job. No more calcium for this tire. Nor any others I own. Now if it does get calcium filled again again in the future and leaks, it can get repaired the same way two more times. That will make a total of 4 valve stem holes in the rim and by that time the side walls of the rims should be rusted out.

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08-06-2012 11:24:17

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 Re: Trip to Coop Tire store in reply to Bruce(OR), 08-02-2012 21:53:25  
Re the calcium fill.
I also experienced rim damage (severe)on my TE20.
I discovered a product called Rim Guard. It is a by-product of sugar beet processing and is NON-CORROSIVE.
Cost is about 25 cents a pound, U.S. which is about $2.00 /gallon USD.

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