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Engineering?
« on: 26.11. 2012 16:14 »
Does anyone on here (UK) do engineering work for people?
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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #1 on: 26.11. 2012 20:44 »
Hi Metalflake,
I'm fairly sure you should be able to find sombody close enough to you to engineering work
Where are you in the UK its a big enough place LOL

What do you need doing?

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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #2 on: 26.11. 2012 22:04 »
Hello John, there are surprisingly few engineering shops in Manchester that will take the work on. Many only want massive orders or only deal in metric. The others have made a right Horlics of the job. I have been using an old fella from up in Scotland recently but he is winding things down with a view to retirement. He is doing a couple of 1/2" stainless spindles with a 1/2" whitworth thread on each end. Nothing I want doing is overly difficult, and I may end up buying a small lathe if I can't find somebody.
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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #3 on: 26.11. 2012 22:28 »
Hi Rob
I am probably as near Manchester as Scotland LOL!! Southern Ireland !!
If bits are a postable size I can probably make them,  I have found buying on fleabay that UK post seems to be after getting expensive though ???
What kind of spindles have whit thread??

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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #4 on: 26.11. 2012 22:39 »
They are for a set of springer forks. These spidles go from the spring top nut to the front rail and keep the spring holders in place. Can you work with stainless? I want 4 rocker box bolts making and 8 inspection cover nuts, but with a bit of a twist!!!!
                                                       Thanks John!
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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #5 on: 27.11. 2012 10:42 »
If you post a message on the Realclassics message board (http://www.ikba.co.uk/) FAO Humbernut you should get a positive response. He is a very skilled machinist who has built all sorts of complex bits and his workmanship is superb.

Plus I believe he's not far from Manchester!
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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #6 on: 27.11. 2012 11:41 »
If you post a message on the Realclassics message board (http://www.ikba.co.uk/) FAO Humbernut you should get a positive response. He is a very skilled machinist who has built all sorts of complex bits and his workmanship is superb.

Plus I believe he's not far from Manchester!

I can second that as I also used Bob (Humbernut) to make me a special tool for my washing machine work.

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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #7 on: 27.11. 2012 17:07 »
Hi Rob,
For sure try humbernut, I have seen the articles on his engines etc
No problem with stainless, I make a lot of stainless fasteners etc, quicker to make them than have to wait a week for postal system to deliver.
I find that when rebuilding/restoring a bike or engine that one of the major costs are fasteners and thread repairs
I know there are a lot of kits available, some good some not so, the cheapo cad/zinc kits I dont bother with
pure sh1te !!!

Theres a photo of my own SR at the end of this thread, http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,6386.0.html
99% of the fasteners and fittings are stainless, mostly self made

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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #8 on: 27.11. 2012 19:59 »
Hello John
   Thanks for responding, Humbernut seems to be a good guy, but it would be easier to explain what I want to you as you have a (very smart, by the way!) A10 in the garage.
 For the four bolts on the top of the rocker box I want the heads to be longer and reduce down to a spike. So, you would have the stock thread, stock unthreaded portion, stock head 1/4" deep and then a non stock taper from there, down to a point over a length of about 3/4". This will give me a total length of about 1" of nut above the rocker box............. I then want eight inspection cover nuts as standard, with the round section and hex section above it but with a similar taper coming to a point. So basically 4 bolts and eight nuts with tapered heads rather than machining them flat.  all in stainless. .........Fancy having a go for me? If so let me know the price and how you want paying!
                        Thanks again Rob.
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Re: Engineering?
« Reply #9 on: 27.11. 2012 23:33 »
Hi Rob,
Send me a pm and we will sort the details,

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