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#1 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:14 AM

I have seen them before, but cannot remember where. Any leads on where to get Hudy setup wheels from to quickly set up the truer for common cut sizes?


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:26 AM

Matt,

 

I had the Triggerman upgrades done to my Hudy tire truer and I can set the truer for the exact size tire I want.

 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:59 AM

I seem to recall Rick B. of R-Geo making these in the past. Contact him to see if he still does, or can.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

Thanks, Butch. I am going to have Triggerman build my next one and turn my existing one into just a hogger.

I have reference lines on my knob right now that I can differentiate between, however my 12-year-old son has really taken a liking to truing tires.

I wanted to get the set-up wheels for two reasons.

1) So he could easily set the size up and then just work in a production like fashion of cutting all tires to the designated size and

2) To use them to qualify and recalibrate the Hudy and increment knob if/when necessary. I understand that the Triggerman knob will cure a lot of this.
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Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:40 PM

Get a few stop screws and either cut them to length so the head locks against the machine to prevent the screw from backing off, or get a few screws and thread locknuts on and use the locknut to bump against the machine.

I did the second option and have it set for .820" for Retro and by counting the flats on the nut I can quickly do other sizes.
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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:18 PM

You could just make your own "pattern" wheels from some old dried out tires (or whatever).  Carefully grind to size, color-code, and label.  What would it take, maybe an hour, to make 3 or 4 "standard" sizes.   You could have your son help.  :)


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:31 PM

Anything with "give" really won't be of use.

Cap's idea is good.

Also, IIRC, with a Hudy, you can set to a small size and fashion feeler guages for bigger sizes.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:32 PM

Actually Caps idea is really good.

 

Thanks everyone for the advice.


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:40 PM

Also, IIRC, with a Hudy, you can set to a small size and fashion feeler guages for bigger sizes.

Looking at one here at the raceway, it looks like the best user friendly way of doing it would be to set the hard stop to the smallest size you would ever use, maybe even putting on a drop of blue Loctite to insure it doesn't move.

1/2" wide, K & S brass strip, looks about perfect to bend into an "L", to slip in between the housing and the screw, to create your bigger sizes.

Engrave the top of the "L" with the size.

Between the 4 standard K & S thicknesses, and the ease of soldering thinner shim stock to the brass, you should be able to fairly easily create as many sizes as you need or desire.

Of course, remember an .016" shim will give you an approx. .032" larger dia. tire.

PS-Matt, I hadn't seen your last response when I made this one.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 06:07 PM

If you use the separate screw stop system, once you have a size you like, solder the locknut to the screw.

We use that sort of stop on the Backtrack 2 True, and when you go to reinstall a different stop screw, it'll rotate through the locknut and you'll lose your setting.

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