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#46 Post by Martin Benade »

It’s easy to make an adapter in a large lathe out of a brake drum.
They used to be available to purchase too.
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Martin Benade wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 10:33 pm It’s easy to make an adapter in a large lathe out of a brake drum.
They used to be available to purchase too.
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Now this makes sense to me. Would you use a VW drum? Any particular variety? Thanks for the info. Mark
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#48 Post by Martin Benade »

Any drum that was handy. Of course it would take a bigger lathe to hold the Porsche one.
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#49 Post by Mark Erbesfield »

I just looked and there are a ton of places that sell the adapters. Also my tire shop does final balance using road force so it’s perfect.
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#50 Post by John Hearn »

This is what you require to balance a wheel on an modern tyre balancing machine.
https://precisionmatters.biz/wheel-bala ... dapter.php
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Al Zim wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2024 7:58 pm There always is a PLETHORIA of niggling little situations.
They do get around. I dated a Plethoria in college. Pretty girl, but there were too many niggling situations. Life's too short.
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Reminds me of an MG site where they suggested instead of switching from SU carbs to Webers, perhaps the guy just needed a high-maintenance girlfriend.
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MARK: How did the road force balancing shop hold the wheel to the balancer? My guy from Hunter engineering wants to know that and so do we. al
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#54 Post by Martin Benade »

Obviously with an adaptor, either easily purchased, or easily made.
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#55 Post by David Jones »

Simple enough Al. Just use your common or garden variety of balancing adapter.
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#56 Post by Mark Erbesfield »

Al, as others above have mentioned, they will use the adapter. Though my car has not had tires or wheels installed yet as I am still building the motor. But I am planning ahead and learning as I go. I now remember seeing and reading about the adapter PreMat sells. I will as that to my up coming order from them.
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David: I do not think you can hold that adaptor on our Hunter machine.
Mark: Your assumption that something works because other use it is probably incorrect in this case. Would you like something in writing from Hunter or their sales information on the balancer. I can probably pick those up on Monday. If something goes wrong with a wheel or a tire it is going to be expensive and time consuming if the vehicle is damaged. al zim
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#58 Post by Martin Benade »

That adapter is specifically made for balancing wheels and should pose no problems. Maybe Ron can explain.
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He shouldn't have to. It works.
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mario musto wrote: Wed Mar 06, 2024 7:16 pm Per the Mobelwagen web site they state wheels are cast aluminum-are Tecnomagnesio wheels cast?
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Yes, Technomagnesio wheels are cast, but they are also TUVReinland approved. Nuff said. The orange and white Porsche spec book allows a "permissible rim runout of 1.5mm, lateral and vertical" and as I recall most tire shops in the 1950s used bubble balancers, so with good cast wheels and a modern spin balancer and a Precision ;-) wide-5 adapter for balancing, I'd guess the product will be MUCH better than what was available when our cars were new. One other thing, you might be VERY surprised to see the runout of some of the wheels reassembled after chroming and / or widening.
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