Coffee 7-27-13

Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:10 am

I already own one Fred. :D Got sick of garages stripping lug nuts, burning up my power steering belts, scratching my rims, and making me wait 4 hours to change ONE tire!

If only the bead breaker worked in reverse .... ;) :cheers:
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:07 am

I use my wood splitter as a bead breaker. :)

SMITTY wrote:Got sick of garages stripping lug nuts, burning up my power steering belts, scratching my rims, and making me wait 4 hours to change ONE tire


Oh, good! Now you can strip your own lug nuts, scratch your own rims and waste 4 hours on your own time! LOL

You ever use a red tie down strap (or two) to squish a tire to set the bead? It works good on used tires, not as easy on new tires.
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:19 am

:funny: Yeah better me than someone else I guess!

Sometimes the strap trick works .. if I'm lucky. Sometimes just slapping bead sealer around the bead is enough to get it to hold air for just that split second to push the bead out. But, every so often I get ones that I fight with and sweat my ass off over for an hour with straps, sealer, funky positions on the floor ... when ether would've solved the problem in 1 second flat. When I get one that looks like it won't seat, I don't even play around with it anymore. I grab the can of starting fluid and my Mapp torch. BOOM - done! :D Haven't got brave enough to use a lighter yet. :lol:

Good idea with the wood splitter. That certainly has the power! 8-)
SMITTY
 
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:13 pm

Gad zooks! Ever use Murphy's soap? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6N-FggwggY Ewwwww.... yuccck. What happens if a cup stays IN the tire?

I'd like to build one of these! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_VC8YeFHL8
Freddy
 
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:08 pm

I have used straps, come-alongs, ether, and lastly...a "Cheetah" tank to seat stubborn beads. Once you try the tank with that huge blast of compressed air, there is no need to try anything else. I have seen home-built ones that used a 20 lb propane tank and some valves...might be a good solution for someone that only does a few tires per year.
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:26 pm

Rob R. wrote:I have seen home-built ones that used a 20 lb propane tank and some valves.


I'm going to start collecting parts!
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:51 am

Been looking at those tanks for a while now ... but $300 +! Good Christmas ....

I;ve got a helium tank I can rig up, but not sure the small opening at the top will feed enough volume out to seat one. Then, there's how to get a wide, flat end on there. Vacuum attachments are too big .....

I think I'll stick with the ether for now at least. :)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:07 pm

I had a thought... I have an "air pig", I dunno.... 4 or 5 gallons. I'm going to see how much a 1 1/2" ball valve is & maybe simply weld it (braze it) to the pig..... it would be dual pig & tire beader! Or.... get a threaded ball valve & weld a short steel nipple to the tank. YA! And.... then I don't have to worry about welding on a tank that had propane in it. No "La-BOOM!"
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:00 am



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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:51 am

Excellent! Love the color. *smile*
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Re: Coffee 7-27-13

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:13 am

They give these tire machines away around me! It seems every one of these small used car dealerships I sell has one sitting around that inevitably has to go... heres one on CL (never sweat again Smit!)
http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/tls/3965954616.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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