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by Just_Ed
Jun 05 2020 11:34pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Now that I've got the first hub work done, I need to concentrate on finishing the spindle. I removed it and finished welding it. Ground down the extra welds, and have applied a coating of JB Weld to being the smoothing out, process. I will follow up with body filler as necessary to complete the task...
by Just_Ed
May 29 2020 7:40pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 126
Views: 30371

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

ps - i love atomic zombie and if you know their leadership and they require some help with their infrastructure, let me know. Thank you for the offer. I 'think' they've got it under control for now. It's still going through some rebuild bugs, but generally, it's a working site. A link for anyone no...
by Just_Ed
May 29 2020 1:05am
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums
Replies: 126
Views: 30371

Re: The future of our forum - facebook versus web forums

I'm just a newbie here, I know nothing about running a website so I can't offer much in the way of solutions. However, I've been a member of AtomicZombie.com since 2012. AZ has been around for over 20 years. The site is managed by just a husband and wife team. They/we 'just' went through this closin...
by Just_Ed
May 27 2020 8:15pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Rolling Right Along - Sorta! I just did a wheelie - Nah not really. But I have been working on making new hubs. DSCN4643.JPG I got it laced up first go....lucky me! So I'm really pleased. I changed the diameter of the outside flange from 2 3/4" to 3 " Also increased the spacing between the flanges b...
by Just_Ed
May 25 2020 7:54am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Sure NZ is a long way, but Hayes was born ( one of ten !) and trained in the UK before he emigrated to NZ in 1881 . ....So , you never know ? :wink: Boy !...that would be one hell off a coincidence if there was a ancestral link . My grandmother did our genealogy on my mothers side, dating us back t...
by Just_Ed
May 25 2020 12:13am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

This Hayes was N Zealand based (South island , Otago regeon) and a pioneer engineering genius in the 19th century. His practical inventions .. wire strainers . Post extractors, couplings , hoists, etc etc ,..helped develop the industry in NZ. He also designed and built one of the first Hydro power ...
by Just_Ed
May 24 2020 11:57pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Hillhater wrote:
May 24 2020 11:19pm
fechter wrote:
May 24 2020 9:34pm
Those are some pretty interesting rims there. Never seen anything like that. Do you use a single inner tube?
Hmm ? .. i have seen something very similar....
Note the date on the plaque..
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My uncle was a Hayes.....hmmmmmm I wonder?
by Just_Ed
May 24 2020 10:50pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Those are some pretty interesting rims there. Never seen anything like that. Do you use a single inner tube? Yeah, not much clearance for the caliper. I guess you'll find out when they arrive. If the disks were a little bigger than the inner spoke flange, it would give you a lot more clearance. I'v...
by Just_Ed
May 24 2020 9:19pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Two Feet Forward-One Foot Back Found out that my hub is not weldable...at least not by me. So that means I will have to fabricate new hubs. That also means choosing spokes that will fit. The first problem to overcome was the size of the inner flange. The first mock-up flange was 3 1/4" so was small...
by Just_Ed
May 17 2020 7:43pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

It's Coming... :D No, It's Not... :( My brake kit was 'scheduled' to be here yesterday. (by the end of the day) FedEx changed the delivery date to 'pending'. Thought maybe it would come, USPS (Sunday package delivery) but not yet. Well, it didn't show. What is becoming a trend regarding everything ...
by Just_Ed
May 14 2020 9:46pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Update to today's progress. Too windy today, for any grinding/cutting or welding outside. Hope to get started in the morning. And I just got an email that my brakes are on the way. Amberwolf Yes, on the red and tan/beige or a similar combo. I can't wait till I get to that part. https://edsf27gy7b-2...
by Just_Ed
May 14 2020 4:04pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

I can't believe how time flies. How come the time machine was so much slower when I was working, 12 to 18 hours a day. Now that I'm retired, I've slowed down, but the time, it's on... warp speed ? At this rate, I'll be in my grave before I get this completed. Better finish this post while I still ha...
by Just_Ed
May 12 2020 9:54am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

I've been noticing that burned-out feeling a lot lately and my projects are far less ambitious. I think it has to do with being locked down from the virus for so long. But I do feel better whenever I complete something. Once your brakes show up, you'll be on the verge of that first test drive. Look...
by Just_Ed
May 11 2020 5:22pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Haven't heard from you for awhile. How is the build going? Being quite honest, I have run into a bit of 'burn-out'. I got the brackets made for holding the exhaust pipes and ran out of steam. I'm also dealing with a slight flare-up of my 'achy breaky' feet. So between home/yard maintenance and stan...
by Just_Ed
May 06 2020 8:37pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Special sprocket source ?
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Special sprocket source ?

Not sure that you need to go this route but when I couldn't find a sprocket I needed, I found this supplier in the UK. https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/login.php They were able to make them up and get them to me fairly quickly. I needed a 3/4" shaft x 24 tooth for a T8F chain. I bought two. The qua...
by Just_Ed
May 03 2020 8:26pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Whatever it takes, to purchase some brakes. I've found only four suppliers that offer the brake kit I'm interested in. One is 'in stock' but priced way to high, and won't come down. One is ' out of stock' but priced 'OK' and requires a (pre-order) for a May 28 shipping date. ETA by June 4. Two are '...
by Just_Ed
Apr 28 2020 11:27pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

I ventured out into the deadly virus world yesterday, (mask and all), to get my welding tank refilled. It is considered 'essential' because there will be no welding without it. And I'm not going back to 'flux-core'. There were 5 employees there and I was the only one wearing a mask. All millennials....
by Just_Ed
Apr 22 2020 10:13pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

While I contemplate how and what to do about the brake issue, I started working on something that's been needing to get done for a long while. Both suppliers of the same brake kit are 'Out-of-Stock'. No time when they will be in stock again. So in the meantime, I needed to get the exhaust pipe suppo...
by Just_Ed
Apr 19 2020 4:21pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Hey Ed, Putting a bathroom scale under each tire and adding the results will give you a pretty close weight. If you want a more exact weight, put a spacer the same thickness as the scale under the other 3 wheels. That's what we used to do when setting up cars and karts for the track. I put the car ...
by Just_Ed
Apr 18 2020 10:01pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Taking a closer look at the rear caliper, it looks like there is a cable connection. If the rear caliper is dual functioning, i.e. hydraulic and cable, that would solve the hand/parking brake situation. It doesn't say anything in the description about being cable operated. But the connection is defi...
by Just_Ed
Apr 18 2020 5:22pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Hey Ed, Putting a bathroom scale under each tire and adding the results will give you a pretty close weight. If you want a more exact weight, put a spacer the same thickness as the scale under the other 3 wheels. That's what we used to do when setting up cars and karts for the track. Your project i...
by Just_Ed
Apr 18 2020 1:47pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Ok, we've got it so we can roll it. We've got it so we can steer it. Now we've gotta ...STOP IT! This part being the most important safety-wise, I need to get it right. I want to stay with hydraulics. Bicycle brakes IMO won't really be correct for this project. So I'm looking at go-kart, golf cart,...
by Just_Ed
Apr 17 2020 10:59pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Today was shop cleaning day. I got the steering done and decided it was time to clean things up. Put some air in the tires, and mounted the rears back on. I am really pleased with how easy the steering works. Even just sitting, and not rolling, you can turn the wheels with just one finger. I was abl...
by Just_Ed
Apr 17 2020 12:09pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

Here's what I have come up with...for now. Why do I have all these? I have no idea! DSCN4479.JPG The seat post clamps were way too big as was the below style. DSCN4480.JPG Then I remembered I had these clamps that will be used to hold the attachments to the windshield frame. DSCN4484.JPG It seems to...
by Just_Ed
Apr 17 2020 8:52am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice
Replies: 401
Views: 23984

Re: C Cab Hot Rod Power Advice

While lulling myself to sleep last night I was thinking that my horseshoe idea would work with one exception.
It wouldn't be adjustable, therefore the SW could end up off-center.
I can't have that, so today I will explore the other ideas.