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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:01 AM

Now that I have your attention thought I would share a pic of a few thing I picked up the other day.
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Found a couple used brake rotors with 5 on 4.5 bolt circle. One is all cast, about 14 lbs. Other has a steel center, about 10 lbs. Thought they might be good material to make some wheel weights with. Pour up some lead to bolt to the outside. Need to find a cheap turkey fryer for the burner. The O.D. is 11", inner O.D. is just under 6 7/8". 2 1/4" offset to the mounting holes. Don't know yet if they will work, I'll check today when it warms up some. Oh yeah, the one is nearly 1" thick where the pads were ruining it.
Picked up the brake pads, hoping to separate the pads from the backing. Not sure if that will work. But it is worth a try. The Cub could use new pads. I know I can buy new material, just wanted to give this a try once.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:20 AM

Good doings , Kenny. More than a few ways to do re-cycling.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:07 AM

I used the torch set to burn in slots on the outside far enough to use the wheel weight bolts. Mine were shallower that yours tho...

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:18 AM

Thanks, once it warms up out there I'll see how they line up with the wheel bolts. The Ford has the smallest outside offset, thought that might make easy to bolt these on. Then get the lead poured and bolt to the outside ring if possible. Just throwing out ideas to see what you all think. Daniel probably won't open this thread, too many bad vibes.:bigrofl:

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:23 AM

I will say that they were very hard to cut with the torch,they are designed to get rid of heat (heatsink)
Kinda hard to cut stuff like that :D

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:35 AM

Thanks, once it warms up out there I'll see how they line up with the wheel bolts. The Ford has the smallest outside offset, thought that might make easy to bolt these on. Then get the lead poured and bolt to the outside ring if possible. Just throwing out ideas to see what you all think. Daniel probably won't open this thread, too many bad vibes.:bigrofl:


HAD to open it to be sure you'd get this thing lined up proper! So you'll be bolting the lead ring on? Lead can be pretty soft, so maybe pour the lead over top of a 1/4" steel plate? Then the steel would sandwich the lead, making it more secure.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:43 AM

There you are! I named this thread especially for you. Didn't want you to go into withdrawal or something!
Sandwich sounds good, I could weld something on the inside to help hold the lead on it. Bad part is getting to the tire valves. But I'm just batting this around, looking for outside comments of the pros/cons of doing this. IF the stud holes line up, I could put in long studs and use a second nut to hold all this on. I think they will.
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:53 AM

Kenny you lost me on what the brake pads are for ? Al
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 10:53 AM

Torch out a "U" in all metal pieces to allow valve stem access. On the outer steel plate that you will pour the lead onto.....weld in a "U" shape wall in the U slot. When bolted up you'll have easy access to the stem. You can also add screw-on valve stem extensions, making it real easy to add air.
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 11:07 AM

Kenny, I'd like to see this work and if you need a turkey fryer I've got a couple from my turkey fry'n days. Happy to send you one.----LeeB
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 11:24 AM

You will have a PM shortly.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 03:27 PM

I think custom making wheel weights is a great idea because they cost so much in freight. I wasn't aware you could buy lead ingot--can you? Or just melt down your
neighbors' weights while he's away?-----------
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Posted December 11, 2011 - 03:57 PM

Thanks, once it warms up out there I'll see how they line up with the wheel bolts. The Ford has the smallest outside offset, thought that might make easy to bolt these on. Then get the lead poured and bolt to the outside ring if possible. Just throwing out ideas to see what you all think. Daniel probably won't open this thread, too many bad vibes.:bigrofl:


Sounds good Kenny, but will it be aligned within 1 thou.:bigrofl:

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:13 PM

My calibrated eyeball says within .0000000. Might want to get them balanced once I get the lead out, er, on. Know any good physicist I can use for that?

I guess I should have stated that I did check and they will fit the Ford just great. I'll have to use studs and 2 nuts per wheel. I'll have a turkey fryer here soon, so I can melt some lead. If I fill the tires and put about 60 lbs. of wheel weights on, the Ford should walk-the-walk.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 04:18 PM

Yeh, you got to have a physicist to do that kind of work. Otherwise, you know, it might only come out within a 64th or so! LOL




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