In Reply to: New rim, Old center and no fit. posted by Bruce(OR) on May 09, 2020 at 00:00:40:
KUDOS on restoring your goldy. I’d be sure you have the correct rims and centers first. It would much easier to trim a center disc than grind away at a rim. Do the bolt patterns match up? But, before you do any doctoring, if your centers are OEM I’d return the rims –who’d you buy from, it matters? OEM 600-900 used 10 x 28 rims with 12 x 28 tires. Why would you use liquid ballast AND pie weights? Me? I’d use Beet Juice (Rim Guard) and discard the pies if going to use as a working machine. I suspect you are restoring for show adding pies are fine but you don’t need both, IMHO. Pie weights were supplied in two different classes - standard at 30 lbs each segment or the HD set at 45 lbs each segment. Your 600/800 OEM Owner’s Manual has a weight chart for liquid ballast AND pie the weights so you can do the math yourself. I have an OEM pair of Hat Rims, 28 x 9 and will hold (10 x 28) 11.2 or 12.4 tires both were spec'd for use on the Hundreds,–email me if interested.
FORD TRACTOR PIE WIGHTS, DUALLY’S, AND LIQUID BALLAST INFO: