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I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Command52 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:07 pm

I know this was discussed earlier but I wanted to post a picture of my 1957 cub wheel. It appears to be a light gray semi gloss color . Would this be correct for the outside of the wheel also or is it just a primmer . The wheel is stamped firestone w 7 24 and 12- 56 which I'm guessing this rim is original to this tractor. Does firestone still make the original style tires for this tractor front and back and what size would be correct and tread pattern .I'm putting it back to original as possible . Thought it was kind of neat to find these markings still visible after 65 year's Thanks Billy
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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby NJ Farmer » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:23 pm

Obviously never had calcium chloride in those rims!! You should feel blessed! Biggest destroyer of fine American steel.

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:15 pm

I think the original style Firestone was a 45° tread pattern.

I highly doubt they still make the 45°, but Firestone has the field and road 23° that look good on a cub, and work good too!

I hate the calcium cloride mess!!

Firestone should be a USA made tire
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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Rodney51Cub » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:25 pm

Per the TM Tractor web site.

Farmall Cub Tractors - 1956 s/n 197825 to 1958 s/n 210000
The following item was galvanized or some similar silver-looking finish: rear wheel rim

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby indy61 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:36 pm

I consider tires a maintenance item like filters or ignition components.
I wouldn't worry about exact tread styles.
If you want made in the USA than I think Carlisle.

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:09 pm

What do the brackets that bolt the center to the rim look like? Hoops or square boxes? The hoops are aftermarket modern replacements and the square boxed brackets are factory IH originals.
The original rims are galvanized unless someone painted them later on while the repops are painted or powder coated. I think that after ‘59 or 60 they could have been painted from the factory.
I paint mine with the silver Rustolium hammered finish which mimics the galvanized finish pretty well, hides imperfections and is easy to touch up.
As for the narrow 7x24 rear tire, I found one maker that reproduced them but they were very expensive, about twice what a 8.3x24 would be.
If I could snag a set of 7x24’s at a reasonable price I would grab them.
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"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Command52 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:15 pm

They are the square boxes, Which front tires would be correct Tread and size

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby indy61 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:36 pm

4-12 tri rib.

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Gary S. » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:50 pm

SamsFarm wrote:I think the original style Firestone was a 45° tread pattern.

I highly doubt they still make the 45°, but Firestone has the field and road 23° that look good on a cub, and work good too!


Here they are- https://www.millertire.com/7-24-firesto ... ire-4-ply/

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Glen » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:12 pm

Hi,
The Cub parts manual shows there were 3 widths of rear rims available. 5", 6", and 7" wide.
According to the Cub parts manual, the 7" wide tires were not used with the 7" x 24" rear rims on Cubs. They were used on the 6" wide rims.

Below is a page from the Cub parts manual, showing the 7" wide rim, and the tires used with it, in the description at number 3, the 3rd number 3, on the left side of the page, it was part number 351428R91.
The 7" wide rim uses 8.3 x 24, and 9.5 x 24 tires.
In the 1950's they were 8 x 24, and 9 x 24.

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 015-03.jpg

The 8 x 24 tires were popular on Cubs. My Cub has the original, I think, rear tires, they are Firestone, my friend had them also on his 1955 Cub.
Below is a page from the 1959 Cub operator's manual, showing the style of tire tread they are, in the lower pic.

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-04.jpg

Below is a page from the Cub parts manual, showing them, in the upper pic.

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 000-12.jpg

Case IH has spray cans of silver paint, I'm not sure how close the color matches the rear rims.
Below is a listing at TM Tractor for it, you can look at the color of the cap.
They have red, yellow and white too.

http://www.tmtractor.com/new/sp/565fp.htm

Below is a pic of the tires on my Cub. :)
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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby SamsFarm » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:31 pm

Gary S. wrote:
SamsFarm wrote:I think the original style Firestone was a 45° tread pattern.

I highly doubt they still make the 45°, but Firestone has the field and road 23° that look good on a cub, and work good too!


Here they are- https://www.millertire.com/7-24-firesto ... ire-4-ply/


:shock: A bit pricey at $415ea, and it does not specify made in USA!

I wonder why Millers does not have a listing for the Firestone 8.3x24 field and road!

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Stevetractor » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:22 am

At least here in Canada, Firestone doesn’t supply a 8.3-24 ag tread tire anymore. The field and road were available but have been discontinued. I wonder if Miller’s are having the 8.3 -24 45 degree lug made overseas. Think they were doing that with the Firestone 3 rib 12” tire for the front end. Made in NA anymore, well that’s getting to be odd, and that’s a shame. Good luck.

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Stevetractor » Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:24 am

Just remembered, Goodyear still supplies an 8.3-24 rear tire, but the tread is more suited to the style of front MFD tractors. They don’t make a tri rib 4.00-12 either.

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Re: I know this was discussed earloier but

Postby Command52 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:05 pm

Thank you very much for all your input , Without your help i would be totally lost Thank you


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