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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2344

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Clay, Not sure if you have seen this type of universal joint

diverspoint.net/media/catalog/product/ca...420-458-thickbox.jpg
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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2348

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Monk69bl wrote:
Clay, Not sure if you have seen this type of universal joint

diverspoint.net/media/catalog/product/ca...420-458-thickbox.jpg

No, but I'm really intrigued. Where can I get my hands on one?
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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2349

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razoredgeknives wrote:
wickededge wrote:
holymolar wrote:
razoredgeknives wrote:

"Did you tap the joints yourself and put in the allen screw or do you have those screws going into a nut on the other side?"

Clay did the modification on the arms of my WE.

I tapped the joint. Am going to play with using nuts too, to see if is easier.

keep me posted.... what size screws do you recommend to fit through the existing hole?

As I had mentioned in an earlier post, 5-40 is the same diameter as the existing hole and if you buy them long enough in an Allen head there will be an unthreaded portion for the arm to ride on. Cut off the excess. I used 4-40 nyloc nuts tapped to 5-40, just because they where smaller, but work perfectly for the job.

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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2350

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Clay I found that while looking at some underwater photog stuff.

www.pexsupply.com/Honeywell-103598-1-4-Ball-Joint
www.westmarine.com/buy/products/15269-ball-joint-1-4-28-1.html

I would think even std ball joints would work well as you really only need to move in one plane.

www.nbb-bearing.com/spherical-plain-bearing/20081181469.html

Tolerences will be tighter and eliminate the linkage jamming up?

www.grouptornado.com/tr/node/161
grouptornado.com/en/content/ball-joints-...t-ball-studs-mounted

www.directindustry.com/prod/chiavette-un...ts-28993-419678.html

or a smaller version of this
www.asiabearings.com/Rod-End-Bearings/Th...Rod-End-SQZ5-RS.html

These guys seems to have a huge selection
www.midwestcontrol.com/part_family.php?id=1

A bit expensive but similar to these
pdf.directindustry.com/pdf/madler-gmbh/m...929-171343-_392.html
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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2351

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Even an end rod bearing that can go 360 degrees front and back and limited left to right movement.
www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit12070
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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2352

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Monk69bl wrote:
Even an end rod bearing that can go 360 degrees front and back and limited left to right movement.
www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit12070

I've got something just like that that I'm working on (I think taken from your previous post):


Rod-End-1.jpg


Rod-End-2.jpg


I'd need to incorporate a could of changes to make it all work, most notably a way to lock the piece in place. I've got a couple different competing ideas about that. I'm interested in everyone's thoughts.
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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2356

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For those of you that want to perform your own home brew mod on this issue I posted a picture essay documenting my soulition using Automotive Feeler guages. It took about 1 hour and a $5 investment. Untill WE comes up with a new re-designed arm assembly, I am happy with this home brew mod.

click on this link to see the photos and description : www.dansranch.com/weps/
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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2357

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BassLakeDan wrote:
For those of you that want to perform your own home brew mod on this issue I posted a picture essay documenting my soulition using Automotive Feeler guages. It took about 1 hour and a $5 investment. Untill WE comes up with a new re-designed arm assembly, I am happy with this home brew mod.

click on this link to see the photos and description : www.dansranch.com/weps/

Thank you for posting your mod, it's a very nice and elegant solution!
--Clay Allison
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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2358

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Clay I was thinking the end rod bearing would go into where the linkage is so no real mods have to be done to the unit. To basically replace the black part and the other joint.

Hope it is ok I used one of your pic's
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Re: Linkage play--your technique for consistency? 2 years 6 months ago #2360

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I'm looking at this now, but not sure if there would be adequate range of motion with the middle rod running through it in that dimension. It looks like it would need to be rotated 90 degrees to get the proper range of motion.
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