The Rudge Quest

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Re: The Rudge Quest

#46 Post by M Penta » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:39 pm

I am usually not that crazy about these wheels, but they look great on this car and appear to be in very nice shape. Excessive un-sprung weight on a 356 is probably a mortal sin for motorsport applications, but on a road car it should be fine.

Adam has other cars for motorsport stuff anyway...

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Re: The Rudge Quest

#47 Post by Adam Wright » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:38 pm

Edwin Ek wrote:Adam,

Congrats, they look sharp! Interested to hear your thoughts about the change in steering feel and handling with the Rudges.
I drove it for a few minutes today, they are still tuning it. The only noticeable change was the new drums were a little touchy with the old shoes. I'm running it in the Peekskill Grand Prix in October, I can report back after that.
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Re: The Rudge Quest

#48 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:41 pm

I drove the car today from my mechanic back to my shop and here are my observations.
1. Yes the wheels are heavier, you can notice more at low speeds. I know my car and know how much I normally gas it.
2. The steering actually feels better because of the heaviness, it might just be a phantom feeling, but it feels stronger with more weight on the wheels.

The car is all set up at the open house, along with a much much older cousin.
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Re: The Rudge Quest

#49 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:54 pm

The final piece fell into place, thanks to Ed for saving me a spinner. The Rudge circle is now complete. Feels good.
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Re: The Rudge Quest

#50 Post by Jim Breazeale » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:20 pm

Here is the end result of my quest for Fudges
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Re: The Rudge Quest

#51 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:04 pm

I got the last spinner on, and welded up the one that was missing the center, so I'm going to call the Rudge set done, can't wait for the Peekskill Grand Prix in two weeks!
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#52 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:04 pm

The circle is now complete, I snagged the final 5th Rudge. Luckily a combination of the prices coming down and a friend hooking me up means the last one didn't hurt as bad as some of the earlier ones. No cheap date, these Rudges!
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Re: The Rudge Quest

#53 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:58 pm

Done.
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