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Kernowcam

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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2021, 06:34:50 PM »

Same as mine. 100% better than old style.
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2021, 07:42:15 AM »

My dial gauge stand came this morning - from the eBay link ^^^

You just get the stand - you need to provide your own gauge - the eBay description must have got mixed up in the Chinese translation.

It is a sturdy, strong bit of kit, well made. Well worth the money IMHO.

Thanks.. I’ll order one
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2021, 08:57:06 PM »

Markie. Look on Facebook Poole area, 3 for £8 ! Send me one! Imperial dial gauges
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2021, 09:36:12 PM »

Sod’s law, I was down there last week.
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2021, 12:36:59 PM »

Be careful if you order a clock stand from ebay.
I did once and got a 1/3rd scale one!  :-X

Saying that, it does work well and has proved useful a few times in more restricted places.

Craig.
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2021, 01:55:19 PM »

Maybe that's what I've ordered.  Guess I'll find out soon!!!
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2021, 06:53:54 AM »

Hi

Ordered a dial gauge and stand. Quite please except on the Mitutoyo one that I borrowed, the gauge is mounted via the bracket on the back. The gauge I bought has the bracket but neither the gauge nor the stand came with the thumb screw and spindle to mount it this way.  Not sure if this part is available anywhere.

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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2021, 07:38:23 AM »

This is one of the problems I find. You have to generally bodge to get there.
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2021, 07:57:14 AM »

Another good company I have used in the past is....
https://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/default.aspx

What are you using the dial indicator for, just finding TDC and maybe the peak of the cam lift? I have rebuilt a number of 2286 engine and don't recall ever needing one.

Craig.

Me too, never used one ever. Each to their own I suppose. 👍
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2021, 04:57:32 PM »

Depends how your mind works and how you do things,
I like to be able to see a gauge and measure things.
I think I have done tdc with a fuel pressure gauge.
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Re: Dial gauge
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2021, 08:31:34 AM »

There are many different mounting methods. Many use a flange on the back cover. Some grip around where the pushrod/needle comes out the bottom of the DTI (you should find a plain section here attached to the body which is machined parallel and to a nominal size, and which obviously does not move with the needle)
Small finger clocks as shown above by Craggle (the one with the yellow face) usually use a dovetail system on the back where you can attach it (these usually come one or two different attachments). Your stand does appear to have a dovetail so should clamp a finger clock happily but also has a hole drilled through so should probably also clamp the round section on the bottom of a DTI (provided it is the right diameter)
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