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Bolt pattern 5 on 5.5 diameter

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by elroots33, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. elroots33
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    Hello,
    Does anyone of you could give me the diameter of the studs on a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern ?
    I must drill a flask with this bolt pattern, but I don't know exactly the real diameter.
    Thanks
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    if you are talking about old ford 5 on 5-1/2" , the studs have 1/2-20 thread
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    The drill bit for drilling holes for the studs is undersized so the splines on the stud will cut their way into the flange material. Drill size is critical to a strong stud installation
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    Oh, sorry ... I think I didn't right explain my need ...
    Yes, I talk about the early Ford bolt pattern.
    When we talk about 5-1/2" (139.7mm), measured between the center of a stud and the exterior of those are not adjacent of it, can we consider this 5-1/2 dimension is also the diameter on which the 5 studs are positionned ?
    I must draw on my flask the circle on which the studs will come, and I want to be sure of the diameter.
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    i think we are missing each other with the translation , but if you drew a line through the center of each of the 5 studs 5-1/2 inches would be the diameter

    set your compass at 2-3/4"...that's the radius..... then draw a circle from the center point. that will give you the bolt circle. divide the circle into 5 equal parts and that's the bolt pattern

    curious...why do you need to put this on a flask? i keep brandy in mine

    edit: i wasn't thinking clearly with 2-1/2 , 2-3/4 inches is correct
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    Maybe means disc..
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    The radius of 5 1/2" is actually 2 3/4".
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    the radius would be 2-3/4"
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    I think he's asking for the I.D. of the actual stud....

    dj
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    2 1/2 radius would be 5 dia, 2 3/4 radius would be 5.5 circle dia.
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    When measuring bolt pattern its a criss cross measurment, center to center of stud . same as titening lugs. If it was from lug to lug that would be a large pattern?
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    Measure center of one stud, skip the adjacent stud, to the outside of the next stud (the third stud).
    This is for 5 lug pattern.
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    I'm going to make these flasks to change the Volvo 5 x 108mm I have on my rear end to the 5 x 139.7mm of early Ford.
    That is to use the same wheels as the front end, where I've got Ford 46 drums.
    Thanks for all these precisons
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    Maybe means Flange....
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    To change the dimension of the rear hubs and the bolt pattern, if you prefer !
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    this is the right way
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    Yes, I know that way to measure, Crminal, but I just want to know if this dimension is also the diameter of the circle that studs make !
    Your way is to measure, when the diameter is needed to draw and drill the holes, do you understand !?
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    Yes, Seb Fontana, a sort of adaptors, but placed and welded around the Volvo hubs, behind the drums.
    I make this job to not use external adaptors which enlarge a lot (about 60mm) the rear end.
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    I get it now. If I were home, I'd get a circle template out and measure for you.
    For now, I'll turn it over to a fellow Hamb'er:p
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    Sorry, guys, it's near 2:00am in France, and I go to bed !! Thanks a lot !

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