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RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Does anyone have an opinion on using say two or four pillow block bearings on top of the 3”x1 1/2” tubing instead of either running the axle through it or under it? Thanks.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
I am on the Ice racer....and they were on sale at Princess Auto last week for $6.99 ea.
Also setting up the Ducati chassis to accommodate them as it gets your butt closer to the ground.
Brian

RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Thanks Brian

I would think using them on an ice racer would be no problem since the lateral stress would likely be less than in dirt or asphalt. I thought I might be pushing it with a heavy rider on pavement. I reviewed all my pictures and couldn’t find any with the rear axle setup on top.

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RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Those are the ones I got last year from Princess. Great deal!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-01-24 11:10 PM by RROLDSX.

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
No problem with them Randy, lots of guys do the same thing with them. Problem
is if you are concerned with weight, they weigh a lot more than a flangett.
DG

RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
Funny Denny, funny.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
Randy
If you back to your Tieton Pictures, you will see others are using them on top of the frame.
Brian
PS
Denny has yet to meet you.tongue sticking out smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-01-25 02:49 PM by Woodysrods.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I'm also using them above the frame on my slow, but current build.

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Woodysrods Silver Member Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
No sneak previews Dave.........or even Hints???eye rolling smiley
Brian

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
I refer to the nearly rolling chassis of my interpretation of a 1954 Maserati 250f.
Was kind of hoping for this year's Tieton, but probably next year is more realistic.
Somewhere in between most likely.
Target weight #220lbs
Predator 212 stage 2
Designed primarily for the road, but as usual will run wherever there's an opportunity.


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RROLDSX Silver Member Randy R
Delta, BC, Canada   CAN
If it’s anything like your Ferrari Dave it will be phenomenal.

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
Thanks, Randy.
You know, the first one you build is kind of done in the blind. How strong does this part? or how light is that structure need to be? Unless you're a structural engineer, it's really just by guess and by golly. That's why so many end up so overbuilt. I thought I was going light with the Ferrari, but it has proven to be a brute, structurally. With this one, I have determined to eliminate excess and see what results. 220lbs may not sound like a big deal, but considering the bodywork needed, will be pretty light.

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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
Has anybody ever seen pillow block bearings made from aluminum?



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela

Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
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andrewroudny andrew roudny
peterborough, ON, Canada   CAN
1939 CycleKart German "The Vulture"
So it is. I could swear I've done this search before and found bubkis. But there it is, so I guess not! Thanks.



"I never lose. I either win or learn.”
-Nelson Mandela

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