Originally posted by Brandon R pops...what industry you in? We use mcmaster alot and also small parts down in florida....you ever got prices on body clips from either of those places...i know small parts are 100 for little over 2 bucks and motor screws are about the same
Brandon could you give some part numbers you get from these places? That catalog is so large finding things it a bit tuff.
For teflon shims you can order sheets of teflon (in several different thickness') from McMaster and cut out the shims you want using a a hollow punch which can be purchased very inexpensively from Harbor Freight. For individual use this works great. Just cut the thickness shim as needed and maybe a few extra to put in the parts box. This is what I do.
Note that if you go too thin on the teflon they tend to get torn up. I try to go on the thick side with the teflon if possible. On the pinion side you need to have a metal shim between the teflon and the arm otherwise the hole in the teflon shim will be enlarged and it will ride up on the arm negating it's usefulness.
I would be interested where to buy the different thickness brass or SS washer shims used in motors. I have thought about buying SS shim stock and cutting them out, but you really need an punch press to do it right.
I originally bought sheets in 0.005", 0.010", 0.015" and 0.020" thickness'. I prefer using the 0.020" or 0.015" thickness when possible. I avoid using the 0.005". Only use one teflon washer per end and it should be against the bushing, make up any other difference with metal washers. Don't use the teflon washers with motors that have bearings.
I use a 1/4" hollow punch for the OD and a 1/8" hollow punch for the ID (Harbor Freight 9pc Hollow Punch Set 3838-1VGA). If I could find a metric set, I believe I'd prefer a 3mm size for the ID as it is just a little smaller.
Am I one of the only people using a HUDY board and decal sheet? Nice boards BTW.. I do have a trick GFX with a window and neon inside the case. Price, 15 bucks for the neon and 5 dollars for the deans plug.
Xray and Serpent....very dusty!