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Posted April 10, 2012 - 11:04 PM

Alan, do I hear whining and complaining as it relates to a tractor project?? LOL

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Posted April 10, 2012 - 11:41 PM

I don't think even your "extra special, whiz-bang, perfectly sharpened, have to sign them out to use one" drill bits would survive drilling thru those rotors. They were case hardened from the brakes dragging or something. And the heat dispersion properties made them a "B" to burn thru.


Yeah, cast iron doesn't burn well with a cutting torch. Most people use carbon rods and compressed air with an arc welding machine. It isn't easy even then. Drilling and sawing works a lot faster and easier.

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Posted April 14, 2012 - 07:49 AM

Thats a great way to re purpose something old. Looks nice too!
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 08:03 AM

Great looking weights Chris! If you took the cover plate off, laid a block plate over the inner rotor's bolt holes, then you could pour in molten lead to bring these weights to likely 60lb+ each. Slip cover back on & done.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 10:21 AM

hi chris m . have you also thought about filling the inner tubes with water.we used to do this on the farm with big tractors.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 11:45 AM

hi chris m . have you also thought about filling the inner tubes with water.we used to do this on the farm with big tractors.

I have thought about it. I Just did this project just for the fun of it lol. I was in welding and fabrication mode and I just couldn't stop making things that day. :laughingteeth:
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 01:09 PM

hi. i have had those days two,you cannot beat them, makes the mind work harder.

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Posted April 14, 2012 - 02:14 PM

I just thought of something. I can use them right off the car on the Springfield. First, the valve stem is on the back of the rim. Second, I have three bolt hubs, that leaves exactly two bolt lug holes left in the rim, 7/16 but that would still hold them on. Who has a couple more Ford Explorer brake rotors laying around?

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Posted April 14, 2012 - 11:10 PM

Nice weights Chris. You can always fill the center with concrete or if you have it lead like Kenny did. You can also go the the scrap yard and find some more the same size. Cut the center out and slide the rotor disk over the center and tack weld it in place. Good job.
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