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#1 Paul Lindewall

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 05:30 PM

This may sound like a dumb question, but please consider the source.  :crazy:

I'm looking to start building my HO tool kit, and have been looking at the tire press and puller from Scale Engineering. 

Can someone kindly explain all the 'post adapters' and 'cap adapters' that are available for the 164-300 HO Tire Press? There isn't much info on their website. I'm looking to be able to properly press wheels and gears on Viper V-Spec and BSRT G3 chassis. What parts would I need?
Things are a bit better on the tire pullers, since there are only two available: 164-310 or 164-311. Again, there is zero info as far as the difference between the two, and which one is best for what application. 

Thankfully, there is only ONE plastic pinion remover/installer. I'm pretty sure I'll be ordering the correct one there.  :)

Thanks!






#2 Paul Lindewall

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 07:56 AM

Over 100 views, zero replies. 
Okay, then, let me ask this - what do YOU guys use to pull and press tires and gears?



#3 John Streisguth

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:31 AM

Paul:

It's been a while since I've raced HO cars and it seems things have progressed on fine tuning the set-ups, but it looks to me that the "adapters" are inserted into the hubs of the wheels to ensure they go on exactly straight (when I raced 20 years ago, you just pressed them on, the presses were universal fit). Also seems the caps let you press the hubs on to a set depth without having to check the width with a caliper.

You should contact them, tell them what hubs and chassis you're working with, and they should be able to tell you which ones you need.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:36 AM

Thanks, John, I guess that may be the best way to go. BTW, nice looking Bug. My '63 met it's unfortunate demise many years ago after losing an argument with a Buick Electra. 



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:00 AM

Wheel press on the left and wheel and gear pullers on the right! SOURCES: BSRT, SCALE ENGINEERING, RT-HO, LUCKY BOBS ...abbf19dcfc0e6a4e387cb23e2d0adb32.jpg

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:14 AM

Building an HO tool kit took me years and I'm still looking for more things! I have tools for Super G+/Viper, Tyco, Wizzard, and now Tjets. It makes building HO cars easier especially now I have a dyno, magnet matcher/downforce gauge, comm cutter, and shoe pressure scale. I probably forgot to add other tools but you get the idea!a5601fb4c5fa4ed26eedb1026296673c.jpg

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:56 PM

The Lucky Bob puller and press are very simple to use and you should have no issues figuring them out. They work with every wheel type I run (BSRT, Viper, Tyco, etc.).

Other brands have more features to help you fit specific wheels and you will have to experiment to see if they fit your brands. Typically the brand puller/press match wheels made by the same manufacturer.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 08:37 PM

just got to this. i like the RT-HO press the best (the purple one in post 5 with the little plastic bag of adapters below). I have almost every adapter that they make and have made a couple myself.

the different-sized mandrels are (as stated above) mostly intended to fit inside different-sized wheels so that they don't press on the outside rim and more importantly, center everything up axially.

the ones with the same-sized studs on one end fit the frame, opposite the screw. the little bucket-shaped caps (there might be one in there, can't tell) go on the other end, over the end of the screw.

sometimes on either end you have the choice of one with an axle hole or a flat surface.

this is our preferred press, but i sure do wish it were even an eighth of an inch, or better yet, 1/4" longer so I could press that darn second wide wheel on without having to finagle and take three steps.

Tazman, nice tools!

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:18 PM

I use scale auto stuff , Mark does a good job .







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