<VV> spokes

MarK Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 11:18:52 EDT 2014

All true, Paul, however, a call to Dayton would be in order because I
just read their description and they try to match the original spokes as
close as they can, meaning, I think, they make them to fit your wheel.

 Mark Durham
Hauser, Idaho
62 Monza coupe Red/Red 4 speed

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Jay Maechtlen via VirtualVairs <
virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

> 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
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