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« on: December 16, 2017, 04:50:56 PM »

  Would anyone know if wheel spacers are allowed at Bonneville? The project Im working on needs another 3/4 inch of space so the rear tires do not rub the inner body surface. Longer studs and a properly machined spacers will cost a lot less than custom built wheels so the reason for the question. No mention is made in the rule book 2.G Wheels or on the inspection sheet. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 05:31:59 PM »

I have used wheel spacers at Bonneville and nobody ever noticed or said anything about them. But I never used 3/4 inch spacers. Don't think I would be comfortable with that.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 05:38:56 PM »

That's why they make lotsa washers - so you can just stack 'em tall enough to take up the desired amount of slack. cheers cheers rolleyes
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 05:39:30 PM »

I have used wheel spacers at Bonneville and nobody ever noticed or said anything about them. But I never used 3/4 inch spacers. Don't think I would be comfortable with that.




    What thickness did you use?  
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Working in the shop I use the 'F' word a lot. No not that word these words Focus and Finish go Fast and Flathead Ford!
 ECTA  XF/BGRMR Record 179.8561
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 SCTA  XF/BGRMR Record 192.448
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 05:41:42 PM »

That's why they make mlotsa washers - so you can just stack 'em tall enough to take up the desired amount of slack. cheers cheers rolleyes

 



 Sorta what Im doing now Slim to get some clearance  cheers
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 06:04:00 PM »

We've gone over 200 and set records with 3/4-inch spacers -- for the same reason you want to use them.
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 07:48:34 PM »

I run steel spacers on the rear axle of my Roadster, over 200 mph, no issues.

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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 02:14:28 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 03:09:15 PM »

Thanks to everyone for your guidance and experience all this information will save me A lot of lost time and grief.
 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
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Working in the shop I use the 'F' word a lot. No not that word these words Focus and Finish go Fast and Flathead Ford!
 ECTA  XF/BGRMR Record 179.8561
 LTA    XF/BGRMR  Record 186.946
 SCTA  XF/BGRMR Record 192.448
 SCTA  XXF/BGRMR Record 216.131 plus a Red Had
"Life Memeber of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club"
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