In Reply to: Re: Pie wheel weights posted by Kirk-nj on April 06, 2020 at 16:23:37:
I live in Jefferson County Kansas (northeast Kansas) in a farmhouse, about four and a half miles north of Oskaloosa Kansas.
Oskaloosa (the county seat) is about 30 miles from Atchison, Lawrence, Topeka, Leavenworth; about 30 miles from anywhere lol ;-)
Mclouth Kansas has had their threshing bee and steam engine show since the 1960s http://www.mclouththreshingbee.com/ and I figure to contact these folks and see if they can give me a lead on someone local that would have Ford 8N pie weights I could look at. Core or pattern for sand casting can be molded directly off pie weights.
There is one other association in Jefferson County that also has threshing bee & steam engine shows I can contact: Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association http://www.meridenthreshers.org/. A lot of the same individuals belong to each organization.
Both organizations have blacksmith shops; Meriden has belt-driven machine shop.
Plenty DIY foundry build tutorials available online, which is the route I went.
I see how it would be preferable to go with affordable, easy DIY windshield wiper fluid loading tires over fabricating pie wheel weights. Conundrum is, what added ingredients might be necessary to prevent rim rusting? Maybe some used Cooking oil from a deep fat fryer would work? idk...