I've been doing some on-line conversating with Steve Adams of Fat Bastard
Racing in the UK on this topic. I found a post of his about several UK
racer Summers Brothers Axle failures on Kas's forums. It sounds like the UK
guys are using modified stock hubs and an earlier Summers Brothers Axle
design. I sent Steve some info on Chuck Gee's custom alloy hubs, and the
two of them have been in contact about that. I think Chuck's hubs and the
Summers Brothers axles may be the solution to many of the problems on these
and the GT6's that are having hub failures.
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 09:38:19 -0500
From: "Scott Cypher" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Summers Brothers Axle Failures?
I've been speaking with Chuck Feller the past few weeks, and he is building
me a set of summer brothers/Feller axles, like he did for his son, Tom, and
others. When I spoke to him earlier this week, he and Summer brothers were
discussing into this situation across the pond, and indicated one set that
failed was a very early design with thinner axles, and the other was a stock
axle (I think that's what he said). In any event, he and summers are
working up a slight modification, based on these incidents, from the last
set he put together. I'm having him build 1500 axles for me, which are
longer than the 1300 axles he has built before, so I'll let anyone
interested know how they come out.
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