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Old 07-16-2003, 01:35 PM
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Would anyone know where I could get some aluminum rails (easily) machined for a motor mount for my G-Trick? Replacing the engine and I need new mounts made for my new OS 91 FS-P.

Please see the attached drawing for what would be required... I wish I had the simple tools at home to do it... but I know I'm not as accurate as someone with a drill press, mill, etc. The material is some sort of aluminum - I'm thinking something like 6061 for the new ones to be made.

I'm thinking some people who make the motor standoffs for the gassers would be able to do it, etc.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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Check you local Yellow Pages for Machine Shops.
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Old 07-16-2003, 02:12 PM
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Default easy motor mount machining - where to go??

Find a person in the hobby who has a mill/lathe. Going to a machine shop for 2 small pieces of aluminum is going to get you 1 of 2 responses most likely.

1. We don't do anything that small - volume wise
2. We're busy at the moment.

I work at a fab shop and we have people come in all the time want us to put down a 1/4" weld 6" long and we have to turn them away all the time. They don't realise for the 2 minutes of work it actually takes I have to take a welder and let him get a new set-up and then do it all over again to get back to what he was actually doing to start with. And then they want to pay $5.

You can ask around tho it never hurts maybe someone might "pity" you (wrong word but best I could come up with).
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Default easy motor mount machining - where to go??

Try your local High School, most of them have a machine shop.
I'm shure they would be glad to do it for you, but they may ask
you to bring it back for show and tell. It wouldn't hurt to ask and,
mabey you may generate some interest from the class and,
possible a new club member or two. You could even invite them
out to the field for a demonstration, (Don't forget to compliment
them on the fine job they did too. )

Good Luck
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are you sure about the 25mm dimension? also how far is it from end to one of the 8/32 tapped holes? you also say (4) places for the tapped holes? if ya mean 2 per rail just say two places, also you have the length and thkness but no width....let me know via email and i may make them for ya. sry if it sounds a little harsh but if i make em i want to make em the way you want/need them. i do need the correct dimensions though as i don't care for doing things twice.. . send yur print and address via email to me at
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