Installed the steering column today on the speedster (in process) I have a "low steel" firewall and one of the cast aluminum lowering brackets from Langs. To locate it well I had to use a TT lower steering bracket. and it also requires the lower bracket moving a little bit. Now my spark advance rod is a little short. I can either weld an extension to the rod or I may make use of the part Im needing to know what it is called and where to get them . It is a coupling for round rods. It needs to have a 5/16 inch hole and have 4 set screws. I will probably remove the "allen head" screws that usually come in them and replace with 4 square shoulder set bolts to look more period correct. I like the idea of the coupler as it will let me weld the small spark lever to the rod at the bottom and also allow me to "fine tune" its location. Now if I just knew what to call them, or where to find them ...
please excuse my art work ....
At my end of the world, they are called, rod or shaft joiners and are used a lot in boats. Do a search on Ebay and see what comes up.
Greg, thanks for the link. They have the 2 set screw type but did not see the four set screw type. 2 set screws are probably enough, but I would like 4 screws if I can find them ... Thanks ..
Buy a $10000 dollar lath and a set of tap and dies and your home free. 3 lashes across the nose with a wet noodle for me. Donnie probably already owns a machine shop.
a piece of 1/8" pipe will be a breeze to hand drill in a vise. Cut to length and paint to match.
I guess I should ad to use 4 10-32 X 1/8 to 3/16 long set screws. The judges will never see them. Id make it a nice clean slip fit, install both ends where they need to go an then braze both ends to the sleeve. A zip with a mig welder would be hunky-dory too. Only problem is where Im at its' too windy, but at least it aint hot air
I may have to make them. Yes Eugene I have a lathe. It was the best 400.00 I spent about 20 years ago. Its an old 16 inch swing, 6 foot bed length, "Hendy" from the 1920s. Has less than .001 run out from one end of the bed to the other. Weighs close to 2000lb. I just hoped to find one of the joiners already made. Im getting lazier in my "old age". I can find photos of them on yahoo and google but no one that actually sells the 4 set screw type.