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I'm debating whether or not to upgrade to the four-bolt hub on my C165. I have a swept axle up front with 16 6.50-8 ags up front and I'm considering this upgrade to make wheel swaps much easier. So, to those of you whom have went with this swap, will the offset of the 18-8.50-8 tires and rims stick out farther than the rear? Right now I have 1.5" wheel spacers on the rear end to make both axles have the same tread width. The rims that I am looking at are ones found on a golf cart as I can get them with almost new tires for $10 a piece although I'm considering upgrading to four or six ply ribbed tires later on and loading them for extra weight and traction. My only concerns are the clearances between the rim/tire against the axle and the front end having a wider track than the rear; I'm not concerned about the diameter of the tires. Any thoughts or tips are appreciated!
Started another project this fall, I decided to install a 10 HP Chinese Diesel in a rescued C85. I worked a good price from Carroll Stream this spring on an engine and when I picked up the C85 in WV, I thought that would make a good fit. And like everything else I do, it got a little carried away!
Frist thought was making a worker, now slowly turning into a show pony.
The C85 black hood worked well because of the vast room under the hood. I made up threaded mounting blocks from 3/8â€ bar stock for mounting the engine. The engine was too close to the top of the hood to allow the compression release to rotate; I made a new hood hinge and raised the hood 3/4â€. A small teak on the side of the hood using a bar clamp and that made enough room to clear the air cleaner.
Then came new paint, tires, a stack, (with chrome tip), a sleeve hitch and much more. It is now about 90% now. Hope to be done next month; I will shoot more pics when completed.
Thanks for looking.