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Old 07-11-2018, 09:59 AM   #761
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Those are really neat looking full moons.

My only concern is lack of ventilation for the brakes. Those brakes can get wicked hot while going down a hill. With no way for the heat to escape through the wheels all of the heat will have to dissipate through the little space between the drums and the back side of the wheel.

I also wonder what will happen to those full moons when the brakes get hot.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:32 AM   #762
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My concern would be dust/dirt. I'm lazy. If you get in there with a hose once a month, once a 1,000 miles, or whatever you'd be good. Need to go find a pot hole and hit it at 65mph.


Does look pretty sharp tho.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:33 PM   #763
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I'm digging the wheel covers, I might try something like this when I get to that point. I also have concerns about the magnets. My concerns are about the centrifugal force which will be apparent if the center of gravity is not perfectly placed in the center of the wheel spin. If you have the capabilities, I'd give it a test and place them off center and do a full speed test to see if it gets flung off. If not, I'd call it good.

I'd just hate to be responsible for the flying pizza pan of death in the local newspaper.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:43 PM   #764
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Those are really neat looking full moons.

My only concern is lack of ventilation for the brakes. Those brakes can get wicked hot while going down a hill. With no way for the heat to escape through the wheels all of the heat will have to dissipate through the little space between the drums and the back side of the wheel.

I also wonder what will happen to those full moons when the brakes get hot.

I hear your concerns but there's more air flow capacity with these than wheel simulators available that hug the hub much tighter. Still plenty of air flow around the spokes (mine are dayton spokes, not budd's)
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:51 PM   #765
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I'm digging the wheel covers, I might try something like this when I get to that point. I also have concerns about the magnets. My concerns are about the centrifugal force which will be apparent if the center of gravity is not perfectly placed in the center of the wheel spin. If you have the capabilities, I'd give it a test and place them off center and do a full speed test to see if it gets flung off. If not, I'd call it good.

I'd just hate to be responsible for the flying pizza pan of death in the local newspaper.

There's little to no centrifugal force in the center of a spinning object. Remember the days of the playground merry-go-round? You can stand in the middle (as long as you don't get dizzy) but get flung off at the edges. These magnets (which are bolted to their mounting plates) have a combined holding force of over 250lbs keeping the edges of the wheel covers pulled tightly to the wheel rim. There's 5 spacers around the edge to keep the drum head centered and not able to move. If it was able to move, it would only center the drum head better. It's simply not possible to put things off center to test a condition that couldn't exist in the first place.

By the way, if one was to try to pry a wheel cover off from the edge, they'd totally destroy it. I have to use a screw jack (designed into the cover) to remove and install them.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:47 PM   #766
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Made the new magnet mounts from plate aluminum and got them mount


Did the glazing putty on the wheel covers, sanded and painted them and mounted to the rear wheels:
Those look cool as hell.

When you paint your bus, will you paint these to match?
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:43 AM   #767
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By the way, if one was to try to pry a wheel cover off from the edge, they'd totally destroy it. I have to use a screw jack (designed into the cover) to remove and install them.
That sounds pretty damn tight.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:29 PM   #768
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Those look cool as hell.

When you paint your bus, will you paint these to match?

Will do. I'm testing the color with the dark gray hammertone.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:41 PM   #769
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Powder coat them. I would think if they were off centered at all, at speed they would worsen and fly off. You prevented that with the 5 stays No need to test to see. I hope they last long before someone tries to steal them, just because they are cool and different. They'd be easy to find if they were stolen with our community spread all over, someone would spot them.
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Powder coat them. I would think if they were off centered at all, at speed they would worsen and fly off. You prevented that with the 5 stays No need to test to see. I hope they last long before someone tries to steal them, just because they are cool and different. They'd be easy to find if they were stolen with our community spread all over, someone would spot them.


Not sure the glazing putty would hold up in the heat of powder coating. As far as theft, they're easy to make and the instructions are here on this thread . No need to steal some when one can make their own!!
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