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Enfield 8" hubs replica page last update: 7/2005
|As described on my respective pages I have set out in 2001 to produce a small batch (2 off, really) of Re-manufactured Enfield Cush Drive rear hubs. Now I have made another five. The hub parts before silver soldering can be seen to the right.|
|These are the hubs after soldering and sand blasting.
The sprockets still want cutting the teeth, of course!
|This we do on a CNC mill. Not quite the usual way, but far more accurate!|
|This is a finished hub with sprocket and brake drum.
The brake drum in this case is of the 3-ribbed Norton style. I understand this style was never used on Broughs, but dare I say it is technically much better than the plain drum...?
Of course I can also produce the plain drums. In fact, this is much easier than cutting the fins!
|I have now made almost every bit for the rear hub except the brake
...well I do buy the bearings...:-)
|3/2004: I have now almost finished the rear hub for the SS100. Turning the aluminium cooler ring from a slab of aluminium would not have been so bad if I had not insisted on a corrosion-resistant alloy. Unfortunately the slab of AlMgSi1 I obtained was very soft, and causes no end of trouble with build-up on the cutting tools. But here we are.|
|1/2005: In my various projects, I need a few more hubs, so I have started another batch. These are the drive and brake side spoke flanges.|
|I have also made a number of brake drums. Plain and finned ones.|
|I have also built a pattern for the brake shoes and have had a number of
these cast. Altogether I have now far too many unmachined castings of all
sorts and too little time to do the machining....
(click on pics to enlarge)
|12/2005:Time is the problem, but now I have at least managed to finish a few hub centres!|
|1/2006: I have now finally found some time
to machine a few brake shoes.
Of course I found, once again, that it takes a lot of time to do it nicely, but that is why I am in it. My purpose is not making bits that "will do", I am taking my pride and satisfaction from striving for perfection.....
|1/2006: I have also had a number of laser cuttings made for the brake plates and levers etc.|
|7/2006: This is how a complete hub looks like..|
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