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Re: Speccy Series 2

Post by Iceman on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:27 pm

You were very close there Sarge.

I used to build progressive dies to stamp out parts of all shapes and sizes. Those clamp locks most likely were run on a medium duty press, maybe 30 - 40 tonnage of shearing force.

Once back in the day I built a 6 stage die used to cut 5/8th" aluminum billets. Ran it in a 240 ton Bruderer and when that ram cycled you'd of thought God himself was standing right there snapping his fingers.

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Re: Speccy Series 2

Post by corsair on Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:06 pm

Right; you really need to repair the threads to ensure that they grab and hold! Some of us use slightly longer bolts than standard in the E/A and D/G plates to use all of the thread available in those holes.
There is a tutorial in repairing those threads in here with many pics...

http://westone.netboarder.com/t3791-a-stringlock-repair-in-pictures?highlight=Repairing+stringlock

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Re: Speccy Series 2

Post by bobroberts on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:35 pm

It's gone.. How much was it? I'm not that far from Royston..

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Re: Speccy Series 2

Post by Catalyst on Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:42 pm

Couple of knobs, whammy, string clamps (thanks Sarge) and a fair amount of elbow grease later.....




all in all, a great little axe for £45....I was intending to sell it on but not anymore...its a keeper Very Happy

thanks for all the advice gents, I will get round to sorting those threads out sometime but my half-arsed temporary measure seems to work so it'll do for now.

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Re: Speccy Series 2

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:51 pm

nice work!
from the first pic it looks like you need to tighten the trem springs up to straighten out the bridge, the trem base plate needs to be parallel with the body.

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Re: Speccy Series 2

Post by Catalyst on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:03 pm

thanks Sarge.....having never set up a bridge like this I found it a wee bit fiddly to say the least....tighten this, loosen that, etc etc.. Laughing

i suppose there's a easy way of doing it, bit more practice at it methinks!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:13 pm

yeah they're tricky little buggers thats for sure, its a tension balance between strings n springs.
detune, tighten springs a bit, retune.....repeat till done.

that really is a looker, even if it is red!

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