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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    - Hello , the rims seem worn, this is certainly due to previous use without being properly tightened.

    - I am looking for new MWS wire wheels 5 1/2" x 15" (XW45C/2-TL)
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    May be a coincidence but on finding I had too much toe in I swapped front for rear wheels and adjusted toe in to between zero & 1/16 and bingo the shakes have drastically improved. I have a therory that one explanation is rear brake drums are partly to blame and are so close to the centre a slightly out of balance wheel/tyre will increase this imbalance and it may be improved by trying different positions on the splined hub this is obviously a rather tiresome (excuse the pun) exercise but I have marked mine now it is running sweet. Be interesting to see the difference when I rotate wheels again.

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Good show total resolution may also require balancing the rear brake drums.
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Yes good suggestion I did replace my drums last year and was assured by the UK supplier they were balanced ??? Having trouble finding a local firm who could check them. Was thinking of experimenting with my old drums on a wheel balancer, the welder and a drill bit !

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    I suggest you add weight with epoxy before you go welding and drilling. Epoxied weights may actually last longer than us.

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Good idea probably go that route

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    My news MWS Rims soon in my car, I am waiting for balancing cones (from smoothride)
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Quote Originally Posted by thibault View Post
    My news MWS Rims soon in my car, I am waiting for balancing cones (from smoothride)
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    Yep, "Motor Works System" Brand (I believe that's what MWS stands for, if I remember correctly). I have them. I like the additional stiffening of each spoke at the hub. Excellent choice in my opinion!

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Motor Wheel Service - MWS

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Will you get your rear drums balanced ? I would like to get mine done but cannot find anyone locally who could do it.

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

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    Hmm, thought I was close. Thanks for that clarification!

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Quote Originally Posted by roscoe View Post
    I suggest you add weight with epoxy before you go welding and drilling. Epoxied weights may actually last longer than us.
    Hendrix Wire Wheel uses an adhesive to attach the balance weights to the drums (epoxy?) but also puts in a couple "chicken fasteners" for insurance.
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Quote Originally Posted by BJ8Healeys View Post
    Hendrix Wire Wheel uses an adhesive to attach the balance weights to the drums (epoxy?) but also puts in a couple "chicken fasteners" for insurance.
    What are "chicken fasteners"?
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Chicken fasteners are similar to hog rings--however they are used on poultry rather than upholstery.

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Oritt View Post
    Chicken fasteners are similar to hog rings--however they are used on poultry rather than upholstery.
    Google showed staples. Wondering how Hendrix uses these to attach weights to brake drums.
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Oritt View Post
    Chicken fasteners are similar to hog rings--however they are used on poultry rather than upholstery.
    Yuk, yuk!

    When aircraft started being made out of non-metallic materials (carbon fiber, etc.) and adhesives, just to be sure they wouldn't come apart traditional metal fasteners also were used in some places --- "chicken" fasteners.
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    Google showed staples. Wondering how Hendrix uses these to attach weights to brake drums.
    Yes, you get a picture of a staple (for chicken wire) when you Google "chicken fastener". But also the first hit is a link to the chicken fasteners I was referring to. Hendrix drilled and tapped my drums to install typical countersunk screws as "chicken fasteners" for the glued-on balance weights.
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    When we had my BJ8's drums balanced the machinist bent steel--5/16" dia I think--rods and welded them between the ribs on the drums. The same people balanced the driveshaft by welding some steel plate onto the shaft.

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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    With my new wheels there is no front end shaking, I am so happy!!!��
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    Re: BJ8 plus 55mph Front end shaking

    Good result what pressures are you running on.

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