[E-Type] Grinder-Steering Wheel

Hi All,

I am about to buff my steering wheel spokes. I have an old grinder
that I would like to put a buffing wheel on. I need to take off
the guard so I can have more access to the wheel. Can anyone tell
me how the inner hub comes off the shaft. I don’t see threads. Is
it just stuck or is it reverse threaded like the nut that held the
grinding stone?

Many thanks,

Shelley Yoelin–
69 FHC
La Grange Park, IL, United States
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Shelley Yoelin* writes:

Hi All,

I am about to buff my steering wheel spokes. I have an old grinder
that I would like to put a buffing wheel on. I need to take off
the guard so I can have more access to the wheel. Can anyone tell
me how the inner hub comes off the shaft. I don’t see threads. Is
it just stuck or is it reverse threaded like the nut that held the
grinding stone?

Can’t help with your problem but here’s my solution for a buffer.

I found a good used 1 hp motor from an old table saw with a shaft on each
end at a surplus store for $20. I made up a stand using pipe and angle and
bought threaded adaptors for each end at the hardware store, about $7 each.
One end is left-hand thread, the other right-handed.

Added a couple of buffing wheels and voila! Probably as good as some of the
$300 Eastwood Baldour buffers.

Many good hardware stores carry buffing compound and wheels and if not,
Eastwood carries them. Sears also seems to carry a limited stock of buffing
wheels and compounds.

George Cohn
'70 OTS

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In reply to a message from Shelley Yoelin* sent Thu 11 Dec 2003:

Polishers usually turn about half the speed of a grinder. Probably
won’t cause a problem on metal. Don’t buff your new paint job with
your grinder tho’.

Dave–
David Ahlers
Skaneateles, NY, United States
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In reply to a message from David Ahlers sent Thu 11 Dec 2003:

Dave,

Don’t you think his arms will get tired first from holding the car
up to the polisher?

Richard Liggitt–
The original message included these comments:

Polishers usually turn about half the speed of a grinder. Probably
won’t cause a problem on metal. Don’t buff your new paint job with
your grinder tho’.
Dave


'70 E Roadster, '98 XK8 Roadster, '02 Mini Cooper
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In reply to a message from Richard Liggitt sent Thu 11 Dec 2003:

Richard,
You seem to be in a very jocular mood today? Who pulled your
string? :-)–
The original message included these comments:

Dave,
Don’t you think his arms will get tired first from holding the car
up to the polisher?
Richard Liggitt


Ray Livingston - '64 OTS Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz, CA, United States
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In reply to a message from Ray Livingston sent Thu 11 Dec 2003:

I’ve been in bed with the flu for the past four days and I feel a
sense of recovery today. That stuff is really aweful!

Richard Liggitt–
'70 E Roadster, '98 XK8 Roadster, '02 Mini Cooper
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