Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: East of Seattle
I reflect on my metal supplies because appreciate how nice it is to have what you need, when you need it. I used to have to order bits of material individually for each project, back when I got started doing this stuff for the racebikes some years ago. Same with fasteners, making frequent trips to the hardware stores for what I needed until I finally wised up and stockpiled excellent fasteners in a variety of shapes and sizes from McMaster-Carr.
So for this project, I'm faced with a pulley that not only is too short on the shaft, but has too much thread on the end showing for the stock nut to seat on the pulley body. See how dished that new pulley is? Too deep for the stock pulley nut. I turn to my metal supply to make the shims and spacers I need.
69 Spider, 2L, street; pursuit of happiness
69 Spider, 1.8L, race; happiness of pursuit