Easy Rear Wheel Weights

Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:33 pm

I was wondering how I was going to put on the heavy rear wheel weights without a floor jack (somethings are still in CA :( ).
I got to looking around and found a piece of 1/2" rod and cut it to about 4' long. I rolled one of the bolt holes in the wheel disk to the top and slid the rod in. On the other end I put the rod through one of the wheel weight holes and then lifted the rod. I smiled as the weight slid right down on the disk, it was just too easy :shock: Once the weight was up against the disk you could hold the rod with your little finger. I had Merry hold the rod as I put the bolts in. This worked so good I had to share 8) 8) 8)

Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:52 pm

Now that's using your head 8) 8) 8) Did you use rebar :?:


Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:00 pm

Donny, just recently I had a similar problem figuring out how I would load multible weights on the H. I mounted 2 dowels only threaded on the end where they bolt to the wheel opposite each other. The length is just enough for the planned number of weights. You simply slide them on one at a time then run 2 bolts in the remaining 2 holes to fasten them tight. I can now load 8, 150 pounders on in no time. It is so easy I don't mind changing weights often. The same system would work for the Cub.

Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:05 pm

I have used 1/2" all thread to take them off, and put a nut on it to keep it from coming out of the wheel, but that usually bends enough that it may not work very good to put them on. I would think rebar would also bend fairly easy and the ridges would make it hard to slide the weight, like the threads on the all thread do.

Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:27 pm

The rod I used was cold rolled. It's very smooth and the weight slid very easily. The rod did bend some but just a slight bow. I would think threaded rod or re-bar would be difficult for the weight to slide on 8)

Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:31 pm

That's the advantage to being an old geezer. You find easier ways to do things. If them weights hang up - put some dielectric grease on 'em!

Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:36 pm

Hey Bigdog I was getting worried about you. Haven't seen you post for a while :lol:
Who you calling an old geezer anyway :?: I've only got 20 years and 3 months to catch up with Mr. GW and I'm hoping I'll never catch up :!: :!:
As far as the dielectric grease goes...well it does have many uses :wink: 8)

Tue Nov 30, 2004 9:50 pm

Donny - Just speakin' from experience on the old geezer thing. Been out scoutin' around. Pickin' out my next target.

Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:02 pm

Well it's a good thing you're not stalking these parts. I have a good line on #4. As soon as the deal's final I'm going to coat the Cub with a thick layer of DC4 to ward off any Bigdog attempts :lol: 8)

Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:22 pm

I have a good line on #4.

Poor Roland, the forgotten Cub. :cry:

Well it's a good thing you're not stalking these parts

Don't underestimate the new satellite technology. Better hurry up on the barn! 8) 8)

Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:29 pm

:lol: :lol: Roland hasn't been forgotten :!: He has a new engine sitting in wait for his bolster to be repaired. (Your dad still up for it?). I'll get started on the barn very soon. For now I have to try and make up for the down time 8)

Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:03 pm

(Your dad still up for it?).

Yeah, he needs another project. He's flying through the '69 cub at a rate where he'll be through in a couple of more weeks. :shock: :shock:

Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:41 pm

All right then :!: I'll have the bolster off in a few days.

Forgotten....humph :!: :lol: :lol: 8)

Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:53 am

Wasn't the front end of Roland all hacked up? Need a front end? I have one that I think it's in good shape, just has some brackets welded on it. You'd need a torch and an angle grinder, but it's all there...........as well as a new looking bolster, but I may hang on to it. 8) We just need to figure how to be at the same lat-long at the same time.

Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:57 pm

Not to pop your balloon, Donny, but that's the method "Mr GW" related to me sometime last year. Works pretty slick, doesn't it?