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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #495 on: April 27, 2012, 04:19:06 PM »
Rex;

1/2" wheel studs are kind of small, aren't they?

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #496 on: April 27, 2012, 04:40:28 PM »
Just a note: 17/32 dia drill is not an uncommon drill size. It happens to be the recommended drill size for clearance for a 1/2 inch diameter bolt. I know most of us use a 1/2 inch drill for a 1/2 inch bolt but if your drill press is like mine the hole comes out .010 inch larger so the 1/2 inch bolt goes through.
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We must have the same press!? :-D

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #497 on: April 27, 2012, 05:07:33 PM »
I ordered some of those Speedway 5/8  before I was smart enought to check how a 5/8 fit my wheels---not   :-o  only as a last resort will I mangle my Taylor Mades
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #498 on: April 27, 2012, 05:36:16 PM »
I ordered some of those Speedway 5/8  before I was smart enought to check how a 5/8 fity my wheels---not   :-o  only as a last resort will I mangle my Taylor Mades

I may be able to take those off your hands, let me look tonight

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« Reply #499 on: April 27, 2012, 05:45:11 PM »
if they do--- payable in beer at the Salt Talks!!!
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #500 on: April 27, 2012, 07:28:47 PM »
Bill;

In circle track racing, 5/8" wheel studs are standard. Virtually all stock car wheels are made to fit 5/8" studs, usually 5 on a 5" circle.

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #501 on: April 28, 2012, 12:24:34 AM »
Sparky, I think we have a deal. PM me your addy and I will send shippings costs! :cheers:

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #502 on: April 28, 2012, 11:01:53 AM »
Well I had a great 1 1/2 hours ---after dancing around dealing with my steering tie rods  I went to the shop this morning got out the cut off wheel whacked them--whacked the tubing I bought into 6.5 inches went to the lathe to counter bore the ends to the steeering rod sizes .500 on one end and .45 on the other wire brushed the paint off  now I have to drill the 6 small holes for the rosette welds on each tube and walla  the wheels  will turn when I turn the strg wheel--- :-D
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #503 on: April 28, 2012, 10:17:37 PM »
shoulder pads


tie rods
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #504 on: April 29, 2012, 12:15:01 AM »
Thought about Magnafluxing those tie rods Sparky? I`d do it if it were me, and I weld up Cars and stuff for a living........just saying.... :cheers: :cheers:

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« Reply #505 on: April 29, 2012, 12:44:56 AM »
What should I look for :? 

I thought that magfluxing identified cracks?  These are a mild steel dom sleeves that are cut at a diag.on both ends, tig welded on the diag cut ends, and has 2 rosetts on the 1.75' insert that was a mild interference fit and the other has a 2.5" insert overlap with 3 rosettes, the weld filler was silicone bronze.  These extensions only have to function in tension and compresion.

What am I missing??--- I am not trying to be a WA!  The only way that this process could have been improved on would be to gas weld it, instead of tig it with the info that I posses.

Coaching Comments please!!!
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #506 on: April 29, 2012, 01:34:16 AM »
BEER BAIT   :-D :cheers:   :cheers:
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #507 on: April 29, 2012, 05:14:17 AM »
I think he's saying to mag them for cracks/micro cracks. When we weld on our derricks, we X-ray the welds the first time, then have to mag them to get re-certifications. On non-load bearing stuff, we are required to mag new welds.

I think having your welds magged would be overkill, but that's JMHO. It sure wouldn't hurt, of course, to be positive they're perfect, as that is a criticle part!

Looks great!
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #508 on: April 29, 2012, 09:13:31 AM »
Hey, i have the same caliper! I will check tonight but I think those are the ones I need. At the office right now.

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #509 on: April 29, 2012, 10:51:29 AM »
Cousin Paul is right Sparky, I'm looking sideways at that thing too. It looks like you wacked off a stock tie rod & welded a tube in it. Irrelevant to the quality of your welds, the weak points are at the weld on the ends.
It might have been better to machine up a screw on sleave to extend it.
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