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> <<...just drop a tack weld on the back to prevent the stud from turning...>>
> So I've thought about putting a tack weld on the stud at the back of
> the hub, but was concerned about the potential of the heat creating
> zones of differing temper in the hub's material, possibly leading to
> cracks and the badness we sought to avoid by using these axles in the
> first place.
I was advised not to use the hubs that came with my race car for that very
reason, and I replaced them. I have NAPA 1/2" studs in my hubs now that are
from a GM car, and have had no problems with them spinning in the hubs.