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Old 12-26-2018, 11:04 AM
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I'm sure this has been done 100x but just in case it hasn't. If you an old microwave lying around w/ a revolving plate don't throw it out. Grab the AC synchronous turntable motor out of it and repurpose it. I just 3D printed an adapter and tapped it. I used a 4MM thumbscrew from some VESA mount hardware I have a tendency to keep. These motors spin at a decent speed and being they are AC you can plug them right into the wall. I'll probably make an enclosure for mine and use a standard NEMA receptacle so I can just use a pc power cable to power it easily and safely. You don't even need to go to that extent to be honest as the motor I have is flat and you could just wire up a standard 110V plug if you really wanted quick and dirty. The motor in mine was a GM-16-12F17 which spins at ~ 6 RPM which seems fine for me but if you wanted faster you could go w/ a different motor and just use a variable resistor to control the speed.

I've also included my 3D print I drew up really quick for the adapter for THIS motor shaft. Make sure your printer tolerances are good as this is a TIGHT fit as It has to be a friction fit and I wanted no runout.



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Very cool.

I tend to glue the bead itself for maximum adhesion in which case, I pull the tire away from the rim to make a little gap, then drop the glue in the seam, massage the tire to allow capillary action to spread the glue evenly.
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I should have been more specific. This is for gluing sidewalls, not the bead.

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Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!
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Amazon has this for $10 what are the odds of it being the proper size hex??? Lol

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Love it! There are a lot of very bright people on this forum, just wish I was one of them.
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I took an old trinity motor box 2aa with a small battery toy fan motor with a adjustable voltage switch that I got off amazon for $5.00

works like a charm
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Used an old hex with a ball cup
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3/8 drill & Tamiya mini axle. I’m so cheap. 🤪
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Hard to say but if it's smaller than 12mm you can just drill/tap for a 4mm screw to center the wheel perfectly. It doesn't have to be exact, just flat (the hex)
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Amazon has this for $10 what are the odds of it being the proper size hex??? Lol

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Not sure if you are talking about gluing tyres or gluing the sides of tyres for black carpet...

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Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
Not sure if you are talking about gluing tyres or gluing the sides of tyres for black carpet...

By the way... GIYF
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sidewalls for black carpet*
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Sidewalls- I put the tire on my car, stand it on its side and use my attached motor (finger) to spin it and glue it.

Pure genius........

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