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Author Topic:   ADJ. WEIGHT MOUNT
20bmw
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted December 18, 2003 09:52 PM  
Does anyone have ideas on making an adj. weight mount for the rear?
how and best location for this mount?

Thanx, 20bmw

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted December 18, 2003 10:04 PM  
I think it was SCR that I seen (dont quote me on any of this) where Sleepy bought weight from some where that bolted around the the tubes I think it was Speedway Motors not sure have seen it but dont remember. Eddie

gahainsey
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted December 19, 2003 05:31 AM  
I welded two vertical pieces of 2 inch square tubing to my left rear frame rail. Then I mounted the ballast to the tubing with aluminum clamps. No reports on how it works yet. I have been following Bolles' series on moment centers and balanced setups in Circle Track. I am anxious to see how moving the height of the CG affects overall handling.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 295
posted December 19, 2003 07:56 AM  
A&A Mfg. 800-473-1730 makes the weights. Talk to Larry. He has 12 1/2 and 25 pound clamp on weights. They clamp on 1 1/4" to 2" tubes with 2 1/2" bolts. Quick to install and quick to move around. I have an aversion to melting down wheel weights to get race car ballast. Lead recycling has become an enviromental problem. Lead fumes are harmful to your future children as well as your self. That is in addition to all the time it takes gathering, melting, and pouring. Yes, I have melted down lead in the past but I won't do it now.
SLEEPY

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted December 19, 2003 06:32 PM  
I've purchased a cheap bar bell set. Then weld the 2-heavy threaded ends to the frame and drop as much weight on as need and spin the nut on.

bryanb30
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 243
posted January 10, 2004 08:46 PM  
i make mine out of muffler clamps and barrel nuts.. works great and cost like 3 bucks a piece, just weld the barrel nut to the clamp then bolt it to a roll bar then get u a bolt and bolt your weight to that..

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