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Posted November 27, 2014 - 05:48 AM

Here are the final weight pictures until they are mounted.

 

attachicon.gifFailed frying pan.jpg      attachicon.gifbefore melt.jpg

 

attachicon.gifCooling set up.jpg    attachicon.gif1st pan pour.jpg

 

attachicon.gif2nd pan pour.jpg      attachicon.gif3rd pan pour.jpg

 

They just need to be drilled then installed. The last pic is of the pan set from Walmart and worked great.

 

P.S. Why do the pictures rotate when they are downloaded?

 

 

 

 

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Pics taken from a phone usually rotate one direction or another. Just the nature of the beast.


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 08:07 AM

Pics taken from a phone usually rotate one direction or another. Just the nature of the beast.

 

I will just have to start using my camera. The rotation is annoying!

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 27, 2014 - 08:25 AM

I will just have to start using my camera. The rotation is annoying!

 

 

 

 

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I upload the pics to my puter first. Then I can edit as needed and upload to the forum from there!


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 09:03 PM

Did you use anything for separating out impurities? Or just skim out with a putty knife or spatula? I'm considering giving this a whirl, I have access to ....... lots of soft lead.

What's the melting temp of lead? I Googled and got 370 up to 650?
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 09:47 PM

I will just have to start using my camera. The rotation is annoying!
 
 
 
 
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If you figure out what is native for the device, it will usually keep that orientation.
On the Ipad, if I keep the home button on the RHS, it keeps the pics the right way usually.
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Posted December 14, 2014 - 10:20 PM

I actually have a lead sifter to skim off the impurities. The turkey fryer burner will boil the lead if you are not careful. Be very careful of splatter as it burns and will ruin eyeglasses in a millisecond. Moisture will cause it to splatter along with air pockets in the lead, and it is like a little explosion of molten lead! Drilling the lead is a challenge also. Set some conduit in the mold first for your bolts. 

 

Just some of my lessens learned the hard way.

 

I hope to work on drilling the rest of my holes this week. Pics to come.

 

 

 

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Posted December 15, 2014 - 08:54 AM

I made me a set several yrs ago from used wheel balance weights I collected from several tire shops. It took a while before I collected the amount needed. It was a hellish learning task for me and I don't think I'll ever do it again. But they fit good inside the rim...and we all love added weight for our workers. Oh yea...lead spatter IS unforgiving. Cool thread, looks like you got it going on with your set(s)!      

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 04:58 PM

The weights are finally installed. I used some 1/2" studs that I had laying around to mount the weights.  Total is about 90 pounds per wheel. I have a 35 pound waiting for a mount strap. The smaller one is not big enough around for the mount studs. Now we just  need snow!!

 

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Glad you got them on!


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 07:17 PM

Projects for the 129 are always more lengthy than they should be because time is not freely available. The loader plan is taking shape and hopefully soon a cardboard template will be done.

 

 

 

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 09:12 PM

Nice looking wheel weights & I agree we need more snow to play in.

 

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Anyone have some spare lead to do this??

 

I have smelted lead a lot in the past to make bullets and I can tell you that water or bugs will cause a BAD splatter which will cause molten lead to go flying.



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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Anyone have some spare lead to do this??
 
I have smelted lead a lot in the past to make bullets and I can tell you that water or bugs will cause a BAD splatter which will cause molten lead to go flying.


Yes. Yes, I do. I plan on giving it a whirl soon.

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Posted February 02, 2015 - 10:38 AM

I still have a batch and have already done this! Ended up with 75# weights!



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Posted February 03, 2015 - 10:10 AM

That 90 lbs of lead per wheel made a HUGE difference in the sticktion department!! :thumbs:  :dancingbanana:

 

35 lbs more per wheel to come when work lets me stay home and sleep some. 

 

We have been busy with more than just snow!

 

 

 

 

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