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This Mornings Machining Project

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Mcruff, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Dec 5, 2017
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist Sponsor

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    Finished some caster shims this morning. I always cut the relief and drill them so they can be bolted to the spring pack with the leaf spring bolt. Most of time they are stamped on the ends with the angle they are (sometimes I forget):oops:. There are 3 sets, 4º, 5º and 6º pictured.

    Caster shims.JPG

    Now on to my next project, modifying a bellcrank for tapered roller bearings.
     
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  2. Dec 5, 2017
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Youtube video or it didn't happen...

    :twist:
     
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  3. Dec 5, 2017
    47v6

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    They look too nice to bolt onto springs....
     
  4. Dec 5, 2017
    45es

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    I got a couple of sets of those. :) Nice work Mike.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2017
    Muzikp

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    Yeh I tried to make my own, odd that they didn't turn out like those in the picture :confused: :D

    Nice work!!!
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2017
    sterlclan

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    my boy called his set art.
     
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  7. Dec 6, 2017
    ITLKSEZ

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    There was a "metal art" class offered at the university I attended. I'd certainly call those shims 'art' well before any of the :poo: that spilled out of that studio.
     
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  8. Dec 24, 2017
    Mcruff

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    Well I finally finished the bellcrank project Tuesday. I took pictures this morning before boxing it all up.
    This belongs to member Nate (garage gnome), The shaft is made from 4142 (pre-hardened 4140), the tapered bearings are a nice slip fit. I made the washers to clamp it all together and preload the bearings from 660 bearing brass. The nut I had to modify as the darn thing was not square to the threads inside, also had to pinch it to make it lock on as the nut was not tight enough to even hold on the threads. I think it came out pretty good, hope it works well for him!!

    Bellcrank.JPG Bellcrank Assembled.JPG
     
  9. Dec 24, 2017
    47v6

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    Really really nice!
     
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  10. Dec 24, 2017
    melvinm

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    Are You Aware Timken Makes Sealed Cone Bearings You can Use on The Bell Crank ?
     
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  11. Dec 24, 2017
    Mcruff

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    I didn’t buy the bearings, they were supplied.
     
  12. Dec 24, 2017
    Rich M.

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    I think you could put Omix outta business, and nobody ( at least on this board) would shed a tear.That's first rate.
     
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  13. Dec 24, 2017
    Focker

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    X2
     
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  14. Dec 24, 2017
    rusty

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    Nice work.
     
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    3b a runnin

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    Some of those may have been for me. Very happy with them. Really good work!:)
     
  16. Dec 24, 2017
    wheelie

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    Most awesome, Mike. I always enjoy seeing your work and I'm always impressed by it. Well done, sir.
     
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  17. Dec 24, 2017
    mortten

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    Nice Mike.
     
  18. Dec 25, 2017
    Cap-n-Cray

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    X2, I love seeing metal chips flying... :bananatool:
     
  19. Dec 25, 2017
    garage gnome

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  20. Dec 25, 2017
    SIDSCJ

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    Really
    Need
    This.
    I'll take one kit shipped :D
    Been fighting a floppy bellcrank for way too long.
     

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