New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby Mattndew76 » 08 Feb 2016 16:20

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Postby okayfine » 08 Feb 2016 19:56

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby mroverkill » 09 Feb 2016 14:37

Matt do you have an NC/CNC lathe?

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Postby Mattndew76 » 09 Feb 2016 14:55

Just a CNC Mill currently.
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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby mell00510 » 09 Feb 2016 16:36

just... :lol:
datzenmike wrote:Too bad about the fire wall. What does the V8 weigh?

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby mroverkill » 09 Feb 2016 18:18

Damn, I was hoping you might be able to produce front and rear hubs in a 4x100 bolt pattern.

I'll be working on it soonish, but I've only got limited access to an NC lathe (and CNC mill).


It always feels like you've 'just' got the tools you've got. There's always a millturn machine or an additive machining machine, or something like that.

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby Mattndew76 » 09 Feb 2016 18:29

Why cant a mill make those?
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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby mroverkill » 09 Feb 2016 19:06

No reason a mill couldn't make it, just more operations and tool wear in my (albeit inexperienced) estimation.

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby Mattndew76 » 09 Feb 2016 19:20

Like this?

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or like this?

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby mroverkill » 09 Feb 2016 19:26

The former.

The latter probably aren't worth manufacturing as they are around $20/corner on amazon.

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Postby Mattndew76 » 09 Feb 2016 19:32

Yeah if you can get them for $20.00 they are probably bought in huge batch orders from over seas. Still aluminum and still usable.
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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby mroverkill » 09 Feb 2016 19:52

My only issue with the latter style is the length of the studs and the fact that they force you to run very high offset wheels (basically whatever your offset would have been +25). I'm removing my rear hubs so I'll take some measurements to see if it's even possible with the stock bearing sizes etc.

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby Mattndew76 » 09 Feb 2016 19:58

Yeah I have never run spacers before on any of my cars.
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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby mroverkill » 09 Feb 2016 21:56

We ran them on our Pikes Peak car for the rain tires. Can't tell you why we did, though. I also think the Porsche 944 shipped with 25mm spacers on all four corners, again I can't tell you why, but my best guess is weight savings/manufacturing expediency.

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Re: New potential products for 510's and Datsun from Mattndew76

Postby mell00510 » 11 Feb 2016 19:57

Quit holdin out Matt- We know you got one done!! :wink:
datzenmike wrote:Too bad about the fire wall. What does the V8 weigh?


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