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Can't be too careful
#1416932 Wed Jul 14 2021 11:50 AM
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'Bolter
So I get home from work yesterday and the front right tire of my '65 C10, that was sitting in the garage on smooth concrete, had a massive blowout. It was an old tire. New ones are coming at some point in the restoration.

I thought how fast the truck must have gone down, and how many times I had been under there without jackstands. Won't happen again.


Kevin
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(Engine needed, originally 230)
Re: Can't be too careful
WarEagle1 #1416935 Wed Jul 14 2021 12:22 PM
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Karma can sometimes be good if you're paying attention when she's trying to tell you something. Looks like you're paying attention.


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Re: Can't be too careful
WarEagle1 #1416958 Wed Jul 14 2021 05:54 PM
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Oooou, Get in the habit that I have ALWAYS had. I throw out tires that people seem to be able to always get many more miles than I would care to go. Count your blessings. Doc.


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Re: Can't be too careful
WarEagle1 #1416977 Wed Jul 14 2021 07:58 PM
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New tires are "cheap life insurance", no matter what they cost up front!
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Re: Can't be too careful
WarEagle1 #1417319 Sun Jul 18 2021 01:29 PM
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War EEagle 1 A freind had a 55up on cocrete blocks just tightened the last starter bolt kinda rocked all of those blocks gave way it ended up pretty well at floor levl ! He had earlier been all over in under it !!!

Re: Can't be too careful
WarEagle1 #1417346 Sun Jul 18 2021 07:44 PM
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concrete blocks are something I'd never use for jack stands. They break way too easily. I cringe every time a friend props up his boat trailer tongue on a stack of them. He doesn't even stack them the strongest way (core holes vertical).


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
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Re: Can't be too careful
WarEagle1 #1417348 Sun Jul 18 2021 07:55 PM
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What about solid concrete blocks? (see image below 4x8x16)

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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Can't be too careful
tclederman #1417353 Sun Jul 18 2021 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
What about solid concrete blocks? (see image below 4x8x16)


I can split a solid concrete block with a couple of good whacks with a chisel and hammer. I wouldn't use one to support a vehicle.


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Re: Can't be too careful
WarEagle1 #1417367 Sun Jul 18 2021 11:19 PM
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Bubba
I put a 4"x8"x16" piece of 1/2" (or 3/4") plywood on top of each block (and/or each layer of blocks).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Can't be too careful
WarEagle1 #1417369 Mon Jul 19 2021 12:31 AM
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The solid concrete blocks are better than the open core ones, but they're still brittle.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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