- May 26, 2010
The 10mm pins are a very tight fitthanks baz - got to eat crow on this one. i didn't have any spares after my two woodruff key failures, so i bought a section of poly rod and fab'd my own. problem is, i used 3/8" rod (.375 ) whereas should have known better and used 10mm (.3937) - that's a difference in diameter of .0187" and enough of a difference, that i ate through those slightly smaller pieces after about a dozen starts. lesson learned, problem is, i've got to tear into the alton assembly again. this will be my third time, and hopefully the third time's a charm! based on brutis61's post, i might try adding a forth shear pin.