Radial Bearings

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  1. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  2. thd9791

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    The 3rd one on the top right row

    Not the ones like in the center of that photo
     
  3. NormanF

    NormanF Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you take the bearings out then where won't be anything to hold the center piece in place.
     
  4. thd9791

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    That's certainly okay, I was thinking of scratch building the windvane part to an MK1 rifle grenade...so I could fabricate the interior and use the outer rim of the bearing. The bearing itself is a little too wide anyways..
     
  5. terryr

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    Tough to tell, but it looks crimped. So you grind or file off the folded over metal and it falls apart.
     
  6. pfillery

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    Also something to consider is that a bearing and bearing race is hard plated and so would be very hard to attach anything to.

    Would it be easier to use brass tube the correct size? The originals were brass weren't they?
     
  7. thd9791

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    I'd actually love to, but I'm not sure where to find little bits of brass tubing? The only places I've found you buy a foot or two of stock..haha

    I heard somewhere there were bits of house lamps that were brass tubes that might work for the neck, but none of them were an inch and a half across
     
  8. pfillery

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    My favourite source for little bits like that is the local scrap metal merchant, most of them will sell anything they have for maybe 1.5x their buy price, so brass at a couple of dollars a kilogram will be * all if you want a few small bits, even if you got a kilo and had to pay double it would be $4 or $5 at a guess.

    Most that I go to are quite happy to sell straight out of the bulk bins, just have a dig (I always do, often spending more time browsing than the time it takes to unload my scrap), I was at a scrappie yesterday and they had loads of scrap brass and copper rod, tube, box, flat and angles in offcut sizes up to a few inches long.

    Hope this helps somewhat.
     
  9. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Check out OnlineMetals.com

    All kinds of metal available, at any length you need
     
  10. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome, thank you guys! hmm, now to actually figure out exactly what I need..haha
     

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