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by curtis cutter
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Bad vibrations; is it in my head?
Replies: 11
Views: 154

Re: Bad vibrations; is it in my head?

I cannot really tell, and this is most likely a foolish question, but are you hitting the material at the center line. Although it is probably an illusion, the first picture it looks to be low.
by curtis cutter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

Bentworker wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:24 am
Just curious- are the wheels the 2 piece aluminum tri AZUSA ones that have been made forever?
One piece hub and two piece split wheel that bolts to hub.
by curtis cutter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 34
Views: 6937

Re: propane question

Do you know what the BTU requirements will be? A gallon of propane weighs about 4.2 pounds and contains about 90,000 BTU's so a 1 pound cylinder contains roughly 21,000 BTU's.
by curtis cutter
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

duckman903 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:52 am
The proper way to do this is to put a spacer in between the bearings, crank it as tight as you want and not hurt the bearings
I think this is what I am going to do. Especially when it is going to be ridden by young boys with access to tools to take stuff apart and learn with. :)
by curtis cutter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

Since these are the bearings it uses I think your suggestion of a double nut Bill is the way to go. Absolute minimum pre-load and just leave it at that. https://pgnbearings.com/products/99502h-sealed-ball-bearing-5-8x1-3-8x-433?variant=31139922837617¤cy=USD&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwbT4hv7C6AIVxB6tBh...
by curtis cutter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

How are you going to prevent wear on the sliding surface of the outer race vs the washer? ...not to mention galling of the rubbing surfaces and possible seizure. Excellent points, rather obvious once you spell it out. :) . Maybe there is just no hope for this design. Putting pressure against the tw...
by curtis cutter
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

The way this is designed, the two ball bearings are inserted until the outer race seats against a shoulder in the wheel hub. the hub is then placed on the 1/2" axle and it sits with the inner ball bearing race against the inside shoulder of the axle. The hub assembly is then held on the axle with a ...
by curtis cutter
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

The only drawing program I have on this machine is Publisher and I cannot get it to want to move over here.
by curtis cutter
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 534

fixing go cart for next generation

I am in the process of "restoring" a little go cart I had for my kids decades ago and I am now into the next generation with 9 little ones under 5 years old. In the process of the stripping it down I noticed that the wheels were held to the axle by a nut that presses against the two inner races of t...
by curtis cutter
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Covid 19 information
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Covid 19 information

Along the C-19 line, I saw a memo from Harbor Freight that they are donating their total inventory of face shields, N95 masks and gloves to hospital emergency rooms.
by curtis cutter
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Covid 19 information
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Covid 19 information

Thank you for posting this Glenn. It is important that we take this threat to our health seriously. As the planning section chief for our Lewis County incident management team we are dealing with a number of issues relating to this. We have not the issues (yet) that you guys have in King and Snohomi...
by curtis cutter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 468
Views: 132795

Re: Patio's projects

Nice work!