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Plus 2 light pods (again)

PostPost by: Foxie » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:52 am

Robbie693 wrote:Just pondering, do the pods have to be threaded? Could the set screws not be changed for a bolt and screwed into the body bobbin so that the pods pivot on the plain shank portion?

Yes, I did this many years ago. See my comments on the original design above :)
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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:32 am

It's a good idea, but I do think you need washers to maintain the position of the pod in its aperture. Which I already have!
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:58 am

I think if all the holes are not threaded you will need spacers to keep pods in the centre.
Plus you will need lock nuts on the end of the bolts + the back surface for the lock nuts on the bobbins will need surfacing.
Imho the original design is best and easier to assemble + pods are held central.
They just need some oil now and then.
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