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Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:50 pm

No, they are not EXACT copies, but are darn close.
This was a fun project
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Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Post by BE_ZERO_BE » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:10 pm

Scott,

Only John Regan can have a "Fun Project".
The rest of us are relegated to "
"A Good Time"
"A Fun Time"
"A Fun Adventure"
etc, etc, etc ... :lol: :lol: :lol:

BTW - Great work!!

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Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:55 pm

Dang, Bob
I never thought of that...you made me laugh! :lol:
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Post by Henry K. Lee » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:03 pm

Looks very, very nice Scott!

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Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:01 pm

I have thought those are the most delightful type of oilers and have a nice way of working. Can you tell or show any details of making them?
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Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:17 pm

Hi Rich

there are no "build" pictures, unfortunately. I purchased a set of used originals from a forum member and used them for analysis. These are the result of that endeavour. The most surprising thing was the springs...those little fellows are a bit spendy. The originals have music wire springs and I think that's why so many lost their lids. If ignored and not lubed, I think that rust takes it's toll. I therefore used Stainless Steel, which did not really influence the price...they are simply expensive little fellers in any material.

Glad you like them
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Post by Duey_C » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:27 pm

They're beautiful! Wow.
Found the lower pins for the springs. Cool and simple. :)
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Post by Oldav8tor » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:02 pm

Scott,
I think I know where you got the "originals" you used for analysis. You have certainly done the T community a great service by producing such a fine product.
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Post by Scott_Conger » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:09 pm

;)

Tim, you probably do!
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Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Post by 46woodduck » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:10 am

Always nice to see people build stuff to make life easier.
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Post by wayne sheldon » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:05 am

Very nice!


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Post by Original Smith » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:06 am

Hope you sell lots of them! I'd like to offer a suggestion for future runs. If you have a late king pin laying around, notice there is a vertical slot going from the oil hole down past where the bushing would be to allow the oil to get to the bottom bushing. Randall Anderson did that to his early spindle bolts, and since you can't see them it's something to consider. Ford did it, so why not?


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Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:38 am

Good catch Larry!!

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Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Post by Les Schubert » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:34 pm

I enjoy making stuff too. Especially the “brain teaser “ part of trying to figure out the best/cheapest way to a quality item!!
Looks great Scott

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