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Wheel lugs--VAC--problems tightening

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08-22-2005 20:03:56

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Put new turf tires on VAC and bought new 5/8" carriage bolts and nuts. The nuts are smaller than the originals and some of the old bolts were bent so the lugs tightened against the wheel hub part better. On one side, only, the lugs seem to bind and do not go tight against the wheel hub part--the lugs do not tighten flat against the hub part. The nuts also bind and chew up the paint on the lugs and the lip on the lugs seem to hold the socket out on the nut when tightening. Do they ever put washers on these? The bolts are 2 1/2" long. Would longer bolts with a washer be a solution?. Am I doing something wrong? Comments please.

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08-23-2005 14:34:25

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 Re: Wheel lugs--VAC--problems tightening in reply to Casekernel, 08-22-2005 20:03:56  

Actually, you are the only dummy who has ever done any such thing; The rest of us are LIARS!! Who hasn't, in the last forever, gotten the whosenfarble cross threaded with the flimjammer. Glad you got it. They are cool tractors. Don't worry about arguing with yourself, unless you are losing. best, Phil

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08-23-2005 03:50:09

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 Re: Wheel lugs--VAC--problems tightening in reply to Casekernel, 08-22-2005 20:03:56  
Followup--"I have a picture of a restored VAC with the Carriage bolts seated with shoulder in the lugs rather than the square holes in the wheel hub part. Is that an acceptable alternative ( or better) way to do this?

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08-23-2005 05:39:41

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 Re: Wheel lugs--VAC--problems tightening in reply to Casekernel, 08-23-2005 03:50:09  
What a guy! Dialoguing with myself. (Grin) If you mess around long enough, you finally figure it out. Had the lug "wrong side to". Turned them around and everything went slick. All that's hurt is my pride and scuffed up rims and lugs. Oh well!!! Live and learn.

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Jerry W

08-23-2005 06:04:29

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 Re: Wheel lugs--VAC--problems tightening in reply to Casekernel, 08-23-2005 05:39:41  
If you order the "heavy duty" nuts they will have the bigger hex.

This internet is going to make idiots out of all of us. I have worked on tractors for more than 30 years and now when I run into a little problem the first thing I think of is "run in the house and ask someone on the net". It is like I have to force myself to think it thru.


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