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« on: May 26, 2010, 12:42:41 pm »

If you are like me and think that $50+ for a degree wheel is out of line, do like me and make your own.  I made mine out of some scrap aluminum, and if I loan it to someone I don't worry about getting it back.  Scale this to whatever size you want, cut it out, and attach it to a piece of hardboard, aluminum, plastic, etc.  I've made several of these and they work great!! 

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 10:34:02 pm »

Cool just printed it. Should have a degree wheel by tuesday.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 11:01:39 pm »

Heck I needed one last night and both of mine were loaned out, so I just printed one out and sandwiched the paper between two washers and it worked like a champ. 

John
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 03:30:13 pm »

That is awesome! I hope to have my degree wheel this afternoon.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 03:51:12 am »

Printout on plotter at work - Free
Spray adhesive - $5
Spray enamel - $5
Sheet metal - $10

Having a DIY 18" degree wheel... priceless!

Thanks for sharing!

Here's how I did it.

1. Cut out wheel, but leave space around the edge
2. Cut sheet metal leaving more space around the edge
3. Bond paper to metal with spray adhesive
4. Spray paper with clear enamel
5. Cut around edge of degree wheel





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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 07:05:19 am »

Thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 11:41:47 am »

i was just about to buy my own wheel yesterday, thanks for saving us some cash!
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2010, 06:49:54 pm »

this is a great idea.  I too was about to purchase one from Summit.  gonna go this route instead.  I do have a few quick questions though.  the hole in the middle, is it just a hole for the balancer bolt?  is the wheel kept in place by the torque on the bolt, or is the wheel notched for the keyway on the crank snout?
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2010, 07:04:00 pm »

It's just a hole.  I put the washer behind the wheel and then bolted it down where the pointer was close to 0 and then just adjusted the pointer.  I have an extra 18" printout if you want it.
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I'm Rob.  Working on my '93 Reef Blue coupe.  Stock internal 302, 80 MAF, 75 TB, Victor 5.0, High Ports, 30# inj., B303, 1.6s, Tremec TKO 3550, Quicktime bell, Fidanza Al flywheel, stage 3 ceramic clutch, & 4.10s.  12.68 @ 111.69
'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
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Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
Misc. Fox Body Interior Pieces
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2010, 07:16:00 pm »

wife has a plotter at work.  gonna ask her to make me a few.  thanks
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2011, 07:59:51 pm »

Hey bud,

You treat that wife with extra care too! This is what I remember about the bright bulbs that lurk here.
Nice work! Trained engineers, who needs trained  engineers?
Happy Motoring!
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2011, 08:42:39 pm »

super cool! 
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2013, 06:49:37 pm »

gonna take that PDF and make a few out of plastic on the engraver here at work....
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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2013, 05:21:00 am »

Kinda off topic, but if your degree wheel is 16" like mine, it sits perfectly inside the bead of a 15" wheel and helps you perfectly space your wheel screws for slicks. But anyway, great job and nice looking wheel. That's a helluva lot cheaper than buying one that big.
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