Harris Magnum titanium spindles and engine mounting bolts
I’ve just finished a set of titanium wheel spindles, swinging arm pin and engine mounting bolts and studs for a Harris Magnum. All went well and i discovered something! You may have read in an earlier post that i struggled to bore a spindle with a 10mm hole and blamed the rigidity to cut ratio for the trouble, well i discovered that the tailstock on the lathe had moved slightly so it wasn’t drilling perfectly centrally, it was always trying to pull to the centre. So after adjusting the tailstock it drilled with relative ease! Oh happy days!
The head styles of the original wheel spindles were quite different to each other, the front had a plain hex and the rear was a big head with 2 flats, so i made his new titanium ones matching each other.
The original swinging arm spindle was stud style with a thread at either end, so i copied the original
and made all the spindle nuts in the same style and proportions in 7075 alloy