Re: WTB: 45 lb sections of Ford Rear Wheel Pie weights

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Posted by Nebraska Cowboy on March 30, 2020 at 08:03:50 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: WTB: 45 lb sections of Ford Rear Wheel Pie weights posted by Paul on March 18, 2020 at 06:53:33:

I have a set that has W3 cast in the top of each section. Then I have a set that is totally blank. the different sections do not interchange on the mounting brackets. I was told by an old Ford block man that Ford did NOT cast weights due to the huge cost of freight to get them to the dealers. Instead, Ford corporate contracted with several foundry's in different regions of the US to cast the weights for Ford.

This gentlemen shared with me that variations occurred in terms of weights of the sections, the mounting plates could be different, and based on the quality control of the foundry, how the sections mounted on the mounting plates.

Have not reason to doubt the gentleman, he has now passed on. However, based on my experience with my 2 sets,... who know.


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