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Coats 40-40a #1300409 Sun Feb 24 2019 03:41 PM
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Larry1974 Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
I went yesterday and picked up a Coats 40-40a tire machine to add to the shop. I have been looking for one for some time now, but it seemed they were made of gold by the price they were wanting. I happened upon one yesterday that was within a short drive and picked it up. I am excited that I will once again be able to take care of my own tire swaps. A buddy of mine had a 10-10 years ago which is the machine I learned on, but this one is definitely a step up.


1953 Chevy 3100
1952 GMC 3/4 Ton
1960 Ford Falcon 2 door wagon.
1954 BelAir 4 door
Re: Coats 40-40a [Re: Larry1974] #1300437 Sun Feb 24 2019 09:28 PM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
I spent a lot of time on a similar machine. These days, it's one of those uprights that clamp the rim, etc.

Nice find!

Re: Coats 40-40a [Re: Larry1974] #1300443 Sun Feb 24 2019 09:58 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Cut my teeth on the 10-10 then the company bought 20-20 machines and sold all the 10-10s. The 40-40 came out just after I left the business. Now, like Mark said, they are all stand up machines.

'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)

"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
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Re: Coats 40-40a [Re: Larry1974] #1301752 Tue Mar 05 2019 02:48 AM
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coilover Offline
Shop Shark
We picked up a barely used 30-30 machine from a motorcycle shop that went to a "touchless" machine for fancy wheels. Gave $150 for it and stuck it in a corner as I figured it wouldn't be used much. I was wrong. The guys have made up all sorts of custom wheel mounts ranging from go-kart to really big fork lift wheels. The air tube for blowing tires out to the rim has died and the extended center post and bead breaker arm are way over taxed on some wheels but it just keeps chugging along.

Re: Coats 40-40a [Re: Larry1974] #1302411 Sun Mar 10 2019 01:51 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
The "Cheetah" portable inflator tank is the best invention since a pocket on a shirt! Just charge it up with compressed air, aim the flattened pipe at the tire bead, and open the ball valve- - - -just be sure to wear your earmuffs. That thing is LOUD! Sure beats using a big squirt of starting fluid and a match to seat the beads on big truck tires!

The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

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Re: Coats 40-40a [Re: Larry1974] #1302416 Sun Mar 10 2019 02:06 AM
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