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Nitram
05-15-2008, 06:41 PM
Studebaker made one of these... Big 4 Studebaker Tire Machine?

http://altoona.craigslist.org/tls/661147996.html

You would never have to visit a tire shop again.
Think of all the money you would save paying someone else to mount and dismount your tires. :D
Oh forgot, then you need to buy a balancer.
Oops, forgot about tire disposal...pile em in the back yard.;)



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[i]~Nitram~
57 Transtar
Lancaster, PA

mbstude
05-15-2008, 06:58 PM
I have a reproduction decal like this on the glove box door of the Orange truck.

http://images.craigslist.org/01151101020401030120080429574936b78a1748f2ca004ff7.jpg

We've got an old tire changer similar to that, that we use regularly, but it ain't a Big 4. It also has no hydraulic anything on it. ;)

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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Guido
05-15-2008, 07:27 PM
There was one on e-Bay a couple of weeks ago that could not draw an opening bid of $80.00.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

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Nitram
05-15-2008, 07:44 PM
Were these actually made by the Studebaker Corporation?

This thing looks like a real work horse.
For the young enterpriser one would think this thing should work just great?


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[i]~Nitram~
57 Transtar
Lancaster, PA

62SY4
05-15-2008, 08:03 PM
We used to have one in our shop, i think it was older (different decal), and all manual (non pneumatic) it worked well changed many a tire on it, but it was kinda dangerous and a little awkward at times I still have it (not for sale) got replaced by a new coats 5040 machine

JRoberts
05-15-2008, 08:05 PM
quote: Oops, forgot about tire disposal...pile em in the back yard.;)


You could go into the swing business......:D

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

Guido
05-15-2008, 08:08 PM
quote: Oops, forgot about tire disposal...pile em in the back yard.;)
You could go into the swing business......:D

Or mosquito breeding..... :D

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

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Sonny
05-15-2008, 08:16 PM
quote:Originally posted by Nitram

Big 4 Studebaker Tire Machine?

You would never have to visit a tire shop again.
Think of all the money you would save paying someone else to mount and dismount your tires. :D
Oh forgot, then you need to buy a balancer.
Oops, forgot about tire disposal...pile em in the back yard.;)

http://altoona.craigslist.org/tls/661147996.html


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[i]~Nitram~
57 Transtar
Lancaster, PA


Couple a things Nitram... That's reeeeal old technology, air powered and very limited in the wheel sizes it can handle. This style machine is responsible for the majority of broken alloy wheels. I used one of these when I was a kid. New technology has the wheel standing up, all removal/installation implements are adjustable. It's almost a science removing and mounting tires these days.

This machine would probably be fine for changing our old steel-wheeled, 13, 14 and 15 inch car tires, but be careful, I've seen this type of machine bend steel wheels.

Second, I dunno about you, but I'm gonna save ALL of my old tires for a nice retirement! Yep, no lie. They just patented a process to make fuel out of old tires, for a BUCK a gallon and are building the plant as we speak! Makes sense, tires are composed primarily of hydrocarbons, return them to liquid and refine, voilą! We'll all be saying, "Remember when we couldn't get rid of old tires?

Actually, believe it or not, there already exists a market for old tires, (albeit unable to consume enough old tires at this point). Used as additives for building roads and as appliances for securing road signs and various other conveyances.

Sonny
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studeclunker
05-15-2008, 08:23 PM
Nitram, what's that old H.D. maker's plate off of? Do you collect carriages and wagons? Guido has a fairly good collection started. You're definitely in the right location for that kind of thing. Three of my favourite auction, Carriage, and harness suppliers are located not very far from you.

By the by, back in the horse-drawn era, Studebaker patented a device to apply hard rubber to Carriage and wagon wheels.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/december%2006/HPIM0234.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/Studeclunker/56%20Parkview%20Wagon/56wagonleftfrontclipped-1.jpg
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Nitram
05-16-2008, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by studeclunker
[size=3]Nitram, what's that old H.D. maker's plate off of? Do you collect carriages and wagons?

The pic of the plate in my profile signature was taken from the back of this carriage.
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/Creditable/Martinsburg%2006%20show/100_0967.jpg
This was at a Stude meet in Martinsburg I believe VA. in 2006. No I don't collect carriages due to my limited space. If I had the proper facility I sure would be collecting.
I've come to appreciate the horse and buggy mode of transportation more so now that I'm getting older. As you know in the Lanaster area we are surrounded by them every day.
I sure would love to have a team of work horses that I could work the soil with and pull a few wagons.
I think the older I get the more I long for the yesteryears on the farm.


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[i]~Nitram~
57 Transtar
Lancaster, PA

Guido
05-16-2008, 06:22 PM
Paul Johnson will correct me if I am wrong, but I believe it belongs to George Hamlin.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/63/663/9/36/86/2567936860097493054TXiheL_th.jpgGuido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful" and real Studebaker horsepower lives

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