On or around Mon, 14 Mar 2005 22:03:22 +0000, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> enlightened us thusly:
>On or around Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:06:52 +1300, EMB <email@example.com>
>enlightened us thusly:
>>> Oh, God, what have I started?
>>> I've just kick-started Austin's "Tangiential thinking" part of his brain!
>>The results should be well interesting. I can feel the imminent arrival
>>of "Roman Road Rangies" in the marketplace. :-)
>Hehe. Actually, I reckon the next one on the market, if ever, is the
>transit/LR hybrid. I still reckon that's got promise.
>Although the dual-wheel conversion would be a lot easier to do... they do it
>with tractors, after all.
better yet, dual wheels which are a bit smaller, so that in normal
conditions on hard surfaces they don't touch the ground, but come into play
when needed. Would suffice to have something like 235/85 for the main
wheels and 235/70 for the extra ones, I should think. hmmm, lessee...
235/85 gives you a nominal radius of 15.86", 235/70 gives 14.47". Aye,
that'll work, provided the 235/85 is reasonably well inflated, you get about
1.4" of clearance.
That will help save the wheel bearings, too, as most of the time it'll only
get the normal loading.
so... I'll get designing a suitable clamp system... actually, a sod-off
spacer set and some rather specialized wheelnuts would do, I expect.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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