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Whew, bought 8 new 295 75 22.5 drive tires for TowMater. Demounted 4 old tires, mounted 4 new ones and 2 new Centramatics by myself and that is about all I want to do today. The other 4 will be a project for another day. This weekend is supposed to be cooler so maybe Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The 4th tire and wheel seemed twice as heavy as the first one !! My 1 inch impact wrench sure was handy for this project. The doorbell just rang and I think it's my butt finally dragging in....... Charlie

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Whew, bought 8 new 295 75 22.5 drive tires for TowMater. Demounted 4 old tires, mounted 4 new ones and 2 new Centramatics by myself and that is about all I want to do today. The other 4 will be a project for another day. This weekend is supposed to be cooler so maybe Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The 4th tire and wheel seemed twice as heavy as the first one !! My 1 inch impact wrench sure was handy for this project. The doorbell just rang and I think it's my butt finally dragging in....... Charlie

Now that's funny!!!!!

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Time to have a nap Charlie..... Charlie? Did ya hear me? Oh well...

 

Changing 8 drives without all the fancy equipment would be a hard days work!

What fancy equipment? I used to do 10 sets of 8 drives a day with a hammer 2 bar some soap and an air compressor. Only thing "special" was a 1" drive air gun.

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What fancy equipment? I used to do 10 sets of 8 drives a day with a hammer 2 bar some soap and an air compressor. Only thing "special" was a 1" drive air gun.

Well, it would be a day's work if they were 10.00x20 split ring that hadn't been broken down in a few years, in the rust belt. I am sooooo glad I don't wrestle those things now. Just hauled 4 "spares" to the dump last week.

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New tires and wheels for the camper.

 

Now new drives for Tomater. Sounds like you won the lottery or found a gold mine. You need to share these sacred events with your "buddy" in old Virginny. I remember your "arm-strong" tire changer tool and had no desire to hammer and pry a tire to see how well they worked. I have my Kodiac disk brake kit for the fiver. You could come help me install it :D :D. I have about 100' of 10-4 SOOJ cable or a nice power conditioner that we could talk trade about. :rolleyes:

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Randy, they got the gold mine and I got the shaft. I just figured that I might be pressing my luck running my old caps in the summer heat. Went with Sailun closed shoulder drives to match the Sailuns I had put on the camper. I had good reports on the Sailuns.......hope they were acurate. Time will tell. We are Colorado bound near the end of the month. I seems that you have figured out how to make the Silverleaf walk and talk....I though that it would be right up your alley. After all, you needed another display to cover up that last bit of dash that was showing on your truck....... B) . The disk brake changeover sounds like a fun project, too. If you hear of a bank robbery in SC and the description fits me, please don't rat me out. Charlie

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What fancy equipment? I used to do 10 sets of 8 drives a day with a hammer 2 bar some soap and an air compressor. Only thing "special" was a 1" drive air gun.

I remember those days also. Or run 16 hours and come into the shop. Then swap out 2 tires and a brake chamber along with an oil change..

Pete

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