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Old 09-23-2016, 07:34 AM   #41
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We get this all the time: "well Autozone said..." 😡




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Old 11-10-2016, 11:14 AM   #42
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Just got a Monday customer on a Thursday.

We just had a customer come in here wanting us to swap some tires out on some rims he had.

Problem is, he started the process on his own, with the bright idea to cut the tires off the rim...I guess not realizing there is still wire in the bead bundle.

Now here is where you get to start laughing and shaking your head. His next great idea to remove the bead bundle was to use........ drum roll please......... it's going to be good...........I promise you........ are you ready....... a cutting torch.

Well, the only thing he actually succeeded in cutting through, was his aluminum wheels..... as we pointed out to him.
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Old 11-10-2016, 11:19 AM   #43
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This is why there are 30 pages of warnings in a 33 page product manual.
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This is why there are 30 pages of warnings in a 33 page product manual.

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Old 11-10-2016, 12:32 PM   #47
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Just got a Monday customer on a Thursday.

We just had a customer come in here wanting us to swap some tires out on some rims he had.

Problem is, he started the process on his own, with the bright idea to cut the tires off the rim...I guess not realizing there is still wire in the bead bundle.

Now here is where you get to start laughing and shaking your head. His next great idea to remove the bead bundle was to use........ drum roll please......... it's going to be good...........I promise you........ are you ready....... a cutting torch.

Well, the only thing he actually succeeded in cutting through, was his aluminum wheels..... as we pointed out to him.
Bet that was a stinky mess.... That is how I remove the bushings from the arms in a combine, the only way is to light them off with a torch and burn them out.... Of course I stay upwind.
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:00 PM   #48
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And how was he planning to remount the tires on his own? Here hold my beer and watch this.
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:37 PM   #49
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Not of the same caliber... At my job we stock and sell industrial pipe, valves and fittings. There is a difference in fields of suppliers.. IE plumbing, utilities, oil field, etc. Some of the stuff bleeds over.. but any way. A pet peeve of mine is when customers(usually walk-in) want a list of materials and just say schedule 80.. one usually knows when you hear that it is PVC S-80 because they don't tell you PVC as you just magically know that. The materials we stock are 304 and 316 ss, carbon steel(welded and seamless), PVC and CPVC, plain/black and galvanized and so forth not to mention a host of alloys and chrome plus tube sizes. We stock S-40 and S-80 PVC and S-80 CPVC up to 12".

The point to the story is for some reason if they want PVC you are supposed to magically know!!

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And how was he planning to remount the tires on his own?
Believe it or not, my wife's uncle's neighbor has an old tire mounting machine. You never know what's hiding in someone's tool shed!
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Believe it or not, my wife's uncle's neighbor has an old tire mounting machine. You never know what's hiding in someone's tool shed!
You mean everyone doesn't have one of these?:

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Old 11-10-2016, 02:36 PM   #52
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Believe it or not, my wife's uncle's neighbor has an old tire mounting machine. You never know what's hiding in someone's tool shed!
I have one as well and it's not all that old. Have a spin balancer as well. The only thing I cannot mount is a semi truck tire but those are pretty easy to do by hand anyway.
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You mean everyone doesn't have one of these?:

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Mine belonged to my grandpa.
It's at least 60 years old.
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Believe it or not, my wife's uncle's neighbor has an old tire mounting machine. You never know what's hiding in someone's tool shed!
LOL I almost bought an old 4040 Coats one time... it was real cheap.. Idunno $1-200 and worked fine. I just didn't. Shop got all new equipment.
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You mean everyone doesn't have one of these?:

Manual Tire Changer
Got one in the shed and inserts in the garage floor to anchor it.
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Got one in the shed and inserts in the garage floor to anchor it.
Just put of patent curiosity, have you ever used it?.....

Thats an 'Armstrong Tire Changer'. and it's worth about 49 bucks tops.

I prefer hydraulic cylinders and a motorized de- mounter myself
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LOL I almost bought an old 4040 Coats one time... it was real cheap.. Idunno $1-200 and worked fine. I just didn't. Shop got all new equipment.
In old used overarm changers, the bushings wear out and the dismount foot will drag on a rim. no big deal with a steel rim but a big deal with a polished aluminum rim as it will gouge the face, exactly what the one I bought at auction had (bad bushings). I machined a new set from 660 CA oil impregnated sintered bearing stock. good as new now.

I even gave it the 5 gallon finish.
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Just put of patent curiosity, have you ever used it?.....

Thats an 'Armstrong Tire Changer'. and it's worth about 49 bucks tops.

I prefer hydraulic cylinders and a motorized de- mounter myself
Used it several times, we changed tires on our racecar with it before going to the track. Even made a portable bead breaker we used at the track.
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In the old days - To dismount a tire, used a bumper jack set on the tire (next to but not on the rim) and jacked the car up to break the bead. Turned the wheel over and did the same to break the other bead. Removed the tire with tire irons and a hammer. Soaped the rim to lubriicate. Mounted the new (typically used or repaired) tire with the hammer, one bead at a time. I probably did twenty tires this way "in my youth". I would then loosen the brake adjusters so the wheel turned freely and rotate it by hand (car jacked up), and let it self rotate to find the "heavy spot", adding wheel weights opposite until the wheel did not self rotate at any position - balanced!

Back then I also used blowout patches for big holes or tears, and tubes...

A manual tire change "machine" was a luxury - the one I remember had two curved (about 10 inch long) jaws hinged so they would clamp the tire on both sides at the rim, and a several foot long handle for leverage - just used to break the beads.

Sure looks easier now at the tire shop...
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In the old days - To dismount a tire, used a bumper jack set on the tire (next to but not on the rim) and jacked the car up to break the bead. Turned the wheel over and did the same to break the other bead. Removed the tire with tire irons and a hammer. Soaped the rim to lubriicate. Mounted the new (typically used or repaired) tire with the hammer, one bead at a time. I probably did twenty tires this way "in my youth". I would then loosen the brake adjusters so the wheel turned freely and rotate it by hand (car jacked up), and let it self rotate to find the "heavy spot", adding wheel weights opposite until the wheel did not self rotate at any position - balanced!



Back then I also used blowout patches for big holes or tears, and tubes...



A manual tire change "machine" was a luxury - the one I remember had two curved (about 10 inch long) jaws hinged so they would clamp the tire on both sides at the rim, and a several foot long handle for leverage - just used to break the beads.



Sure looks easier now at the tire shop...

I remember my father and I doing the tire dance trying to break the bead. Back then you could get a flat fixed for a $1....I guess he didn't have the dollar or needed it somewhere else.


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