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Offline Bob La Londe

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Overkill
« on: May 14, 2023, 16:26:46 pm »
Yup.  Overkill.
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Re: Overkill
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2023, 16:33:44 pm »
A TUBING FITTING?  Yeah, I'd say 'overkill'! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Overkill
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2023, 17:04:45 pm »
I looked for one.  3/16 1/8 3/16 reducing T.  McMaster was a wash.  Autoparts stores were a wash for metal, but they do have a plastic vacuum T in the over priced "HELP" line of parts.  I used it last time, and it broke upon disassembly.  I was also never completely convinced it was gasoline safe.  There was a plated brass one on eBay, but it was 24.50 plus tax, and the 1/8 leg had no barb.  I even looked for an OEM part on the manufacturer's parts page, but was not able to find a parts breakdown that included this part. 

This was my answer. 
« Last Edit: May 14, 2023, 17:06:54 pm by Bob La Londe »
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Re: Overkill
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2023, 17:49:26 pm »
You do what you have to do, Bob.  I've 'wasted' time doing such things, too, because there were no commercial solutions I trusted.

Good on ya'!

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Getting started on CNC?  In or passing through my area?
If I have the time I'll be glad to show you a little in my shop. 

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Re: Overkill
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2023, 15:32:40 pm »
Two complaints, Bob.
1) Your hands aren't dirty enough to be a 'real machinist'!  ;)
2) Tell your wife to buy you a hand chuck for your deburring drill!  ;D

Nice job.  'Looks like a $200 tee fitting to me.

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Re: Overkill
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2023, 08:53:13 am »
A nice demonstration what one can do with CNC milling and CamBam. :)

BTW, what is it used for? Seemed like some kind of a carburetor to me.

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Re: Overkill
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2023, 11:33:01 am »
Fly, that looked like an outboard engine to me.  IIRC, Bob's an avid fisherman.

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Re: Overkill
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2023, 11:34:40 am »
BTW, Bob...  Are you going to regret having made that from aluminum, instead of brass?  What flows in that fitting?

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Re: Overkill
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2023, 15:16:20 pm »
Gasoline.  The factory fittings on the gas tank are an aluminum alloy. 

Brass is expensive, and am sure I don't have a piece big enough.  I have some rounds from which I could make two-piece fittings, but then it would be too big and bulky to fit in the space.

Buy?  BUY!  It would be so much more fun to make one.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2023, 15:18:08 pm by Bob La Londe »
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Re: Overkill
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2023, 19:52:41 pm »
If Bob used 6061 type aluminum there should be no problem at all, specially when used in freshwater environment. While back I have machined a jack plate for saltwater boat and it is in use today. BTW. Nice job.
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Re: Overkill
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2023, 23:53:43 pm »
Yep.  6061. 
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