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Offline ronnieroadster

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Rear wheel spacer question
« on: December 16, 2017, 03:50:56 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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Re: Rear wheel spacer question
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 04:31:59 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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Re: Rear wheel spacer question
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 04:38:56 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: :roll:
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Re: Rear wheel spacer question
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 04:39:30 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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Re: Rear wheel spacer question
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 04:41:42 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: :roll:

 



 Sorta what Im doing now Slim to get some clearance  :cheers:
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Re: Rear wheel spacer question
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 05:04:00 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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Re: Rear wheel spacer question
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 06:48:34 PM »
I run steel spacers on the rear axle of my Roadster, over 200 mph, no issues.

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Re: Rear wheel spacer question
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 01:14:28 AM »
If you don't see a rule don't envision one.  :wink:
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Re: Rear wheel spacer question
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 02:09:15 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.
 Ronnieroadster
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 200.921 First  Ever Ford Flathead Roadster to hit 200 MPH July 2018
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