One of our engines has a nice mechanical rev-counter, driven by a flat belt from
crankshaft. It is pretty conventional but at the end of last season it stopped
Having got round to stripping it down, we find that there is an air-vane damper
limits the rate of change in the needle movement, stopping flutter etc.
The vane had come off its shaft, and the shaft has lost one of its bearing ends.
and gear are all one piece and I think that a new shaft end could be fitted into
existing gear, but not with what we have at the factory!
A picture of the remains is here:
The shaft/gear laying horizontally is the one in question, the right-hand end is
its bearing part, what can be just seen is the larger diameter that acts as a
against the brass bearing plate to keep the gear end float down.
I really need a 'clock guy' with the necessary small lathe to be able to drill
the end out
and make and insert a new pin, to fairly accurate levels of workmanship.
It's not a beer token job, real money is offered plus postage both ways.
If anyone can assist, please contact me via my email address below, or my home
Peter A Forbes
- posted 10 years ago