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17 Apr 2019 13:03 #37019 by 1748 S
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Terry I used to do this exact welding in the huge two football field size machine shop I worked in. When a damaged steam turbine bearing area needed rebuilding we could build up the bearing by continous welding a a rotating fixture. Because of the material we needed to keep the bearing area hot around 750 degrees F... That heat was done by huge propane tanks and burners we called weed burners. The welding machine was built by ARP. Fully adjustable welding speed and feed of wire off giant wire spools. Process was simple but setup was very difficult to get correct. It was TIG welding but the welding tip never moved


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17 Apr 2019 13:37 #37020 by Curt Schulze
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The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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17 Apr 2019 22:18 #37023 by rlwardne
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Interesting ideas coming up over there.

I spoke to wildwood at SEMA about disc brakes on my 851. They told me that that figuring it out would be between 15-25k. Beyond that it would
around the cost of a normal conversion kit . The disc maybe could be hidden inside the original drums.

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19 Apr 2019 03:40 - 19 Apr 2019 03:41 #37032 by mikespeed35
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I am a member of The Riviera owners Association and they have a ad. in their Mag. for aluminum brake drum relining. Don't know if they could reline cast iron drums. J&G relining www.jgrelining.com
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20 Apr 2019 16:44 - 20 Apr 2019 16:45 #37036 by johnmereness
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I recall standing out in the green one evening at a Franklin meet where we were all looking at a front brake drum "expanding" on perhaps a 1932 Sedan upon application of the brakes (that would be a drum similar to a Cord L-29) - it was pretty interesting to watch too (they were found a new set of front drums). As a sidenote, the Franklin Club eventually did a run of replacement drums due to "unobtainable" of wire wheel drums and given parts supply of certain cars in the ACD Club I foresee we will be doing the same via an ACD club project/or individual project at some point in time.

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