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gloughery

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Howdy, any advice on how to tighten up a worn hole on a wheel? The picture is a front wheel, but the bearing does not fit tight and it spins freely. On the lower left you can see where PO must have tried to tighten it by making an ident, but it didn’t work. How do I fix this the right way? Thanks folks!
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Howdy, any advice on how to tighten up a worn hole on a wheel? The picture is a front wheel, but the bearing does not fit tight and it spins freely. On the lower left you can see where PO must have tried to tighten it by making an ident, but it didn’t work. How do I fix this the right way? Thanks folks!
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I had one like that once, I took a 1x3 board, cut the end the same diameter of the hub, heated up pretty good with a map gas torch and started banging away around it until it was round again. Then heated it up again and hosed it down to re-temper it a little.
 

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My local machine shop put a thin steel shim in mine 10 years ago - bearing stays put now.
 

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If you can get it pretty round again as digger said and if it still doesn't hold you could try one of these loctite products they'll take up from about .005 -.020 in a loose brg fit. had good success with these products in an industrial setting ! Maybe 8-10 bucks for a small bottle,only takes a few drops though !
 

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take a hammer and bang the hub several times all around it, then repeat it bearing is still loose continue until the bearing is tight, I have fixed several of these by doing this
 

gloughery

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All good ideas, thank you. I’ll try them and see which works best for this one. I learned a good lesson upgrading to 1” spindles — I now have nice new and expensive tires mounted on 1” wheels and have only one tractor with 1” spindles. So now I have to either buy new tires for my 3/4” wheels, or upgrade some axles. Also bought some extra 3/4” spindles; amazing how things like wheels bearings and tires add up over $500 real quick!
 
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