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Old 08-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hello everyone I want to share the tire truer I have had since 1987 or so. These tire truers was a beast for on-road 1/8 scale. Does anybody remember these and who made them? I think Mike Swaugers Uncle or him and his Dads friend. Between the old milwakee and the motor, don;t get your hands in the way, HAHA.




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that looks like a sufficient amount of dangerous fun.
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Somwhere arround 1993 I made this one:





It is fully automated.

And up on today it is still in use or must I say was.... 2 months ago I bought a small one.
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It is fully automated.

And up on today it is still in use or must I say was.... 2 months ago I bought a small one.
nice..... those were the good old days......
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I want a CAD style quad cutting head, electronic laser guided super fast tyre truer, with some type of quick slot on wheel holder, like five seconds to cut a tyre, and/or even double sided so it cuts two tyres at once...

Though considering it would cost five grand, maybe I'll live with my 3Racing with carbide GQ bit.

I have seen a few retro truers floating around still in use, some look a right pain to use in comparison to more modern gear.
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Hello everyone I want to share the tire truer I have had since 1987 or so. These tire truers was a beast for on-road 1/8 scale. Does anybody remember these and who made them? I think Mike Swaugers Uncle or him and his Dads friend. Between the old milwakee and the motor, don;t get your hands in the way, HAHA.

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Think those were originally a Dana Smeltzer project if memory serves correctly
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I want a CAD style quad cutting head, electronic laser guided super fast tyre truer, with some type of quick slot on wheel holder, like five seconds to cut a tyre, and/or even double sided so it cuts two tyres at once...

Though considering it would cost five grand, maybe I'll live with my 3Racing with carbide GQ bit.

I have seen a few retro truers floating around still in use, some look a right pain to use in comparison to more modern gear.
Dang man, might as well vulcanise an asymmetric tread pattern on it too. I think my old Hudy needs new bearings.

How is the GQ bit?
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How is the GQ bit?
Very good, based purely from what I have seen, I still say it cuts a little better than the Hudy bit, the stepped cutting sections seem to load a truer less and giver a smoother end cut in a single full return pass.

I actually did a amp draw test on it a few weeks ago, as my new charger power supply (GT Power) has an amp meter on it, on a 4mm cut of some fresh front tyres, it drew 8.5amps max on the first pass, and around 2amp on the return pass, which is bugger all amps, explaining why I likely have never seen my truer slow down during cutting since I put the carbide bit on it.

Snapper was actually doing 8th scale rears with it back when I first got it, I walked away and came back to find him doing 7mm cuts with it, apparently it still did not slow down during the cut.
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Think those were originally a Dana Smeltzer project if memory serves correctly
Rick,

Jerry (don't remember the last name) was his name. Blackketter probably remembers. It only took a 3000W generator to handle the kick of the Makita grinder!
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I think it was known as an Owens tire truer.
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