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Park Rotor Gauge on the Old TS-1 Truing Stand?

Old 05-06-20, 09:34 PM
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Park Rotor Gauge on the Old TS-1 Truing Stand?

Most folks true their brake rotors with wheels mounted, I've had some success that way but it's a bit hard to see things even with a headband light. I'd like to try the Park DT-3 rotor truing gauge but my ancient Park TS-1 truing stand isn't drilled for it. I read one post where someone used a drill press to fit the DT-3 but I only have a light-duty hand electric drill. The TS-1 arms are quite stout--am I right to assume it would be very difficult if not impossible for me to drill them for the DT-3?

I suppose one could have a machine shop or auto shop drill the TS-1 but I'd guess that would be $100 at least, for me not worth the expense & bother.
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Depends on your skill. Many people drawn to the mechanical side of life would have little problem doing this. It's just steel. Andy
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Depends on your skill. Many people drawn to the mechanical side of life would have little problem doing this. It's just steel. Andy
Thanks, worth a try then I think. Also I wondered if it would be necessary to drill the TS-1 in the same exact spot as the current Park stands but since the DT-3 gauge rotates anyway I think there might be a bit of leeway allowed.
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Thanks, worth a try then I think. Also I wondered if it would be necessary to drill the TS-1 in the same exact spot as the current Park stands but since the DT-3 gauge rotates anyway I think there might be a bit of leeway allowed.
I would mock up the gage with a couple of different wheels in the stand before touching a drill to the stand. Use a sharpie to mark where each wheel's best location for the gage's mounting then think about it before deciding where the hole will go. Andy
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I would mock up the gage with a couple of different wheels in the stand before touching a drill to the stand. Use a sharpie to mark where each wheel's best location for the gage's mounting then think about it before deciding where the hole will go. Andy
Thanks--I have 622 & 559 wheels that should give a good range.
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