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TheLastDeadMouse Tim Vollmer
Potsdam, NY, USA   USA
Machining the spacer off might not be as easy as one would think either. Most places these are for sale don't include pictures of the back side of the drum, but the ones I've seen have shown that the spacer isn't solid, there's pockets in the back side. Once you machine the spacer off you may well have a ring of swiss cheese left holding it to the hub.





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-04-05 12:06 PM by TheLastDeadMouse.

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
Tim, Hap, could you leave the spacer, put longer stud bolts in the hubs and use it as is? Might stick out from the body? Not going to do it just wondering.



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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
yep, longer studs are how they use them on minis


They are only for bling, anyway, so go ahead and mill off, have swiss cheese and then simply "put" them over the real (cast iron) drums (kidding).



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TheLastDeadMouse Tim Vollmer
Potsdam, NY, USA   USA
According to the sage wisdom of other, when using spacers that thick it'd probably be wise to use thicker studs and perhaps also double bearing kits. The further that the wheel is from the surface of the hub the greater the strain on the studs and bearing, and it increases very quickly the further out it is.

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Quebecmg1100 Erick Levac
St-constant, Montreal Quebec Canada, Canada   CAN
1964 MG 1100 "The White One"
1972 MG Midget "Race Car"
1978 MG Midget 1500 "THE YELLOW ONE"
I saw this racer a Mosport Canada last summer with alloy drum brake.
Was hopping i could do something with the drum brakes from Minispares.
I guess not.

So he must be running original alloy drum brakes from the 70 i guess....



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