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Old 03-22-2004, 12:43 PM   #31
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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.

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Old 03-22-2004, 01:44 PM   #32
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ok this is from the small parts catalog...you can get one or look online at smallparts.com

zinc coated body clips part # B-HPC-23 $1.05 for 25 $2.95 for 100

stainless body clips part # B-200010 $6 for 25 and $19.65 for 100

stainless motor screws..im not sure exact size but i beleieve nominal is m4? should be 3mmX8mm...if so the part # is B-MSHCX-4-8 they are $1.90 for 25 and $6.25 for 100

E-Clips depending on what size you need range from $3-$4.20 for pack of 100

I hope this helps anybody out..need anything else let me know!


they also have some derlin sheets...1/8" 12"x24" for 31.85 bucks and acrylic luctite same size is 20.85 and lexan 1/8" 12x24 for 12.50
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thanks man thats a big help. all of us are always looking for better deals. have you found a good place for trflon shims?

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Old 03-22-2004, 02:23 PM   #34
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thanks man thats a big help. all of us are always looking for better deals. have you found a good place for trflon shims?

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im trying find Motor shims doesnt have to be exactly for motors something of that size Somewhere .010 Size or .015
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Old 03-22-2004, 05:22 PM   #35
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what size is the arm shaft in inches? use calipers and tell me exact... to the .000 and i can see what i can find
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Old 03-22-2004, 06:08 PM   #36
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i only have a 20 dollar digital calaper but i measured 10 different from both reedy and trenity and i got .125 on all

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Old 03-22-2004, 06:13 PM   #37
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i only have a 20 dollar digital calaper but i measured 10 different from both reedy and trenity and i got .125 on all

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Standard shaft size is 1/8" or .125"

You want the O.D. on the shims to be just slightly larger, this is to keep drag to a minimum.
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thanks pop do you know of a cheap sorce for teflon shims

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the ones i have found are too thick and too big around....i havent looked in mcmaster though...
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:16 AM   #40
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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.

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could you give me a heads up on the thickness you bought that worked for you. what size punches do you use for your motor

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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.
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Try www.smallparts.com they have shim stock as well as teflon washers for shims. They have alot of cool stuff check them out.
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calvin thanks i will give that a try

speedy i have just spent a while in that site and it is real nice thanks for the tip

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