<VV> spokes

Jay Maechtlen jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Wed Oct 1 11:08:48 EDT 2014

On 10/1/2014 6:02 AM, Dusty Steinberg via VirtualVairs wrote:
> The spokes that Dayton uses are not like the original spokes.  The originals were made of a straight wire, and the replacements that Dayton is using the wire has a gradual taper to it from about half way down the spoke to the threaded part where it screws into the spoke nipple.  When Clarks was reproducing the wheel and knock off, I supplied Cal with a complete set of engineering drawings that I had received back in the 1980's from one of the original engineers that worked on the project back in the 1960's.  He was just putting in his days until retirement, and had no project to work on, so I got to talk with him extensively about how they were made, and how they had to make some changes along the way when problems arose.
> Paul in CT
So, the question rolls back to-
How can you get spokes out of a wheel without destroying everything?
Would acetone or some other chemical loosen up the epoxy?
Or did they use the equivalent of loctite red, where you need heat to 
break it loose?
Is there a temperature that will allow them to break loose without 
destroying everything?

- just wondering...

Jay Maechtlen SoCal '61 2-dr modified w/fiberglass skin, transverse 3.8 
Buick V6 TH440T4 trans

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