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Re: A temporary fix if you need it. 1 year 8 months ago #7619

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Billabong wrote:
Good stuff, I guess I will get mine before christmas.

What are the changes?

A return to the 10-32 screws with the tapered end.
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Re: A temporary fix if you need it. 1 year 8 months ago #7620

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I'm thinking of changing my screws to brass so they don't start marring up the SS bar and micro fine adjuster threads.
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Re: A temporary fix if you need it. 1 year 8 months ago #7621

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cbwx34 wrote:
Billabong wrote:
Good stuff, I guess I will get mine before christmas.

What are the changes?

A return to the 10-32 screws with the tapered end.

I'll play, do the screws "look" any different? :dry:
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Re: A temporary fix if you need it. 1 year 8 months ago #7625

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Mikedoh wrote:
I'm thinking of changing my screws to brass so they don't start marring up the SS bar and micro fine adjuster threads.

Looking at the micro adjust, mine has the standard sharpened point, that would dig directly into the threads of the ball joint. I'm not going to use them because I think it will cause problems down the road. Also, one side is tapped pretty tight where you can thread the ball joint in about 3 turns, and then you have to use a wrench to get it to tighten the rest of the way. The other side is loose such that you can thread it all the way by hand. On the loose side, I added teflon tape as a non-permanent locking agent (like nylock or loctite) so that it will not change adjustment without a wrench. Another temp solution to protect the threads of ball joint from the micro adjust lock screw would be a plastic ball of nylon or delrin between the two threaded surfaces, since it should take mere hand tightening to lock the micro adjust.

I'm gonna stop at the hardware store on the way home to try and find some all plastic/nylon/delrin screws, hex heads, or thumbscrews; should have sufficient tension to keep the micro adjust screw from spinning.

Attached pic is the "new" black screws on the left, and the original all metal screws on the right.
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Re: A temporary fix if you need it. 1 year 8 months ago #7630

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I was looking around for some of my boys air-soft ammo to see if it would fit, but didn't find any.
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Re: Pro pack II set screws 1 year 8 months ago #7632

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What about these: 10-32 Thd., 1/2 Lg., Nylon Tipped Thumb Screws, Zinc Plated Steel? I'd love to find them with a knurled head instead of the spade head, but so far haven't found a source...
--Clay Allison
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Re: Pro pack II set screws 1 year 8 months ago #7633

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Looks like maybe I can get them as socket head cap screws and then press the thumb wheel onto them. Investigating...
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Re: Pro pack II set screws 1 year 8 months ago #7634

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wickededge wrote:
What about these: 10-32 Thd., 1/2 Lg., Nylon Tipped Thumb Screws, Zinc Plated Steel? I'd love to find them with a knurled head instead of the spade head, but so far haven't found a source...

I'll give you a tip when searching Google.

Search "Nylon Tipped Thumb Screws", but select "images" search, then click on the site that has the pic you like.

edit - I still think it's crazy to screw into a thread though. ;)
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Re: Pro pack II set screws 1 year 8 months ago #7638

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Billabong wrote:
edit - I still think it's crazy to screw into a thread though. ;)

The nylon tip would act as a nyloc/nylock (nylon pellet) locking element. Kind of like this:

www.nylok.com/downloads/product_sheets/f_pellet.pdf

Except in this setup, the locking element can be backed out to facilitate adjustment.

IMHO, the nylon TIPPED screws are nice, but the 100% nylon fastener might be a simpler solution. ;)
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Re: Pro pack II set screws 1 year 8 months ago #7650

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The clamp idea was the best, but it must be too expensive.

Or someone already has 10,000 current "L" brackets.
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