this is T related, due the fact that I tried to modify a Model T clutch release ring to fit.
the holding pin on the T ring is 3/8" and I need 7/8" for a firm fit. This is for a 1911 model 33 Buick. Any advice or the actual fork, is appreciated.
Is your question, the length is 7/8" at the shaft? And are they meant to be in two pieces? Harden steel, be better?
Can be fabricated from scratch pretty easily.
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Have a new one waterjet cut from brass or bronze plate, leaving the material sticking out for the pins & then machine them round.
Ampco 18 (CDA 954)bronze plate and do what Peter suggested.
Here is a link to McMaster-Carr catalog page.
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I took advice and went to a machine shop that had a water jet. The quote for having one made $350 and a bargain of $500 for the pair.
I think Iíll shop around. Any advice on vendors that might stock something like this?
Cut the pins off the T shoes, then drill holes in the shoes, maybe 1/4 diameter. Make two stepped pins of the correct diameter and length then silver braze them to the shoes.
To make a single pair, it seems like a band saw would do the trick, and stay within budget too. Start by milling material to proper thickness, saw profile, then cut posts in the mill with a boring head. Those parts are small enough to get away with using a small mill/drill machine, or even a milling attachment in the lathe. Donít see any need for special equipment this time
Braze those puppyís up. Dress them back to original specks. Shouldnít take more than a couple of hours. If you need help 903 824 1949
Thanks for the suggestions. They are all good ones. I have to go with what my resources allow. I think I may go with Timís method. I would prefer Kevinís, but as stated on another thread, my mentor lost his shop and with it, the tools to make it happen. Iím still new to this hobby, but, Iím all in with vigor. Lacking some vital equipment.
The model t bronze clutch release ring, can I silver solder, bronze to bronze, bronze to steel?
Why not braze the old ones up and file to fit. You can get brazing rod that is for hard wear surfaces.
Mark, last time brazing was in high school. I donít remember.
Do some practice runs.
Mark, You are on track, I need to learn and relearn many things. In the mean time, Iíve a project that has been a year in progress. Itís the small stuff thatís a challenge.
Harris SafetySilv 45 can be used to braze steel to bronze. Ordinary brazing rod can be used on steel or cast iron.