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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:18 AM

How are you making out here Doug?

Are you gettin er done?



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:20 AM

How are you making out here Doug?

Are you gettin er done?

I need to buy the grinding wheel, until I get nothing is happening with this task.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:28 AM

Doug, wouldn't a carbide burr like these work faster for you ? Al

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:33 AM

I have some steel ones like those, haven't tried them, I figured that a larger diameter would work better but???



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:36 AM

I have some steel ones like those, haven't tried them, I figured that a larger diameter would work better but???

 

The larger diameter, the more they can grab & take you on a trip.  Little ones can be a handfull.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:44 AM

It's such a dusty job, and that crap is hard to get rid of. Are you sure your neighbour

doesn't have a lathe?



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:47 AM

It's such a dusty job, and that crap is hard to get rid of. Are you sure your neighbour

doesn't have a lathe?

 No lath, I'd have to go to a machine shop for that, all I have are simple tools.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:56 AM

:rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:

 

You'll love this ad!!!!!

 

I just stumbled across this, looking for something else.

 

 

http://ontario.kijij...QAdIdZ438794693



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 09:59 AM

:rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:

 

You'll love this ad!!!!!

 

I just stumbled across this, looking for something else.

 

 

http://ontario.kijij...QAdIdZ438794693

 

Worth about $25!  :rolling:   Nobody would buy it for anything but parts.  I did get a kick out of his ad though!  :D



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 10:01 AM

Doug , I wanted you to see this book site for ideas but noticed that it's shutting down , too bad because I picked up a few books from it and I'm sure others here did too and we'll miss it , Al

http://www.lindsaybks.com/



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 10:06 AM

:rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:

 

You'll love this ad!!!!!

 

I just stumbled across this, looking for something else.

 

 

http://ontario.kijij...QAdIdZ438794693

The text of the ad

 

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Posted December 29, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Why cant you use milling bits in the drill press? A rough end mill or a boring head taking very light passes at slow speed shoud be able to clean up the holes. I understand drill press are not mills but you are not trying to do precison work either.



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Update

Well it's been a while since I did anything with these and now I have a new idea for them.

While working on them I managed to burn up the motor in my drill press and 1 angle grinder.

It was suggested to me that I should cut them in have and mount them on the inside like Massey 2 piece weights can.

My vote is cut the weights in half so they will go over the hub and then bolt them right to the wheel like they are one piece. Cast cuts very easy with a sawzall or hack saw.

like this ( )

Kriss I should of listened to you, that would of been the best way for me to do since I don't have a set of torches or a lathe and don't know anything about milling tools.

 

Any way now I'm stuck with 1 crappy looking weight and need to decide what to do.

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Recently I picked up a set of Massey MF7,8 factory wheel weights with the intention of using them for front wheel weights for 8" rims, but they only weigh 19lbs and don't fit, need to be modified which will make them lighter.

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Comparison to JD front wheel weights. 19lbs to 32lbs

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I found that they fit inside the wheel weights that I was trying to modify.

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My idea now is to weld the 2 weights together to make 1 heavy weight that mounts on the outside.

Should be 65 to 70 lbs when together. The inside one will have to be spaced out a couple inch's to

clear the axle shaft and should end up looking something like this. All painted Red.

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What do you guys think?


Edited by DH1, April 06, 2013 - 05:09 PM.

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:25 PM

I think you've been playing with your weights. :D

 

Personally, I wouldn't weld them together. Even though, they would

look good, and serve their purpose, in doing so, you'd be putting a couple

of nice collectibles to death. Many would give their left arm to have

those as part of their collection.

 

You're wanting to add weight, to the front, for plowing dirt?

What about fluid in the tires, and suitcase weights? And/or making

some concrete weights?



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 05:33 PM

I think you've been playing with your weights. :D

 

Personally, I wouldn't weld them together. Even though, they would

look good, and serve their purpose, in doing so, you'd be putting a couple

of nice collectibles to death. Many would give their left arm to have

those as part of their collection.

 

You're wanting to add weight, to the front, for plowing dirt?

What about fluid in the tires, and suitcase weights? And/or making

some concrete weights?

I could just fill the centers with cement instead of the MF weights.

Anybody want to buy the MF7,8 weights for what I paid for them? $40. for the pair.

 

The Original Idea for this thread was to mount 2 sets of weights to each rear wheel 1 inside 1 outside for more weight on the rear of the MF16.

 

The JD front wheel weights are going on the MF16 also.

Tires will get filled also, all 4.


Edited by DH1, April 06, 2013 - 05:34 PM.





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