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Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« on: July 07, 2014, 08:41:50 AM »
While performaing some maintenance in the Bonnieville in our motorpool, I had cause to disassemble the low/high beam switch . . . there's a subminiature ball bearing that's used as a detent dealio . . .said subatomic-sized ball went flying into parts unknown in the Lab (Cookie  . . . . .did it appear in the Lab - -Eastern Annex via wormhole, perhance?).


Thing was about a mm or so . . . . . . where would I begin to look for something like this . . . .I REALLY don't wanna sens hundreds of dollars to Blighty for the lack of a 2 cent part . . . . .


thanks!
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 09:42:05 AM »
Try looking where the c-clip was.
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 09:57:47 AM »
Various sized steel shotgun pellets?

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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 10:14:38 AM »
now that's an idea, Whip -- thanks . . . . . . didn't realize they came that small . . . .
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 10:30:01 AM »
There's always the local Ace hardware.
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 12:58:39 PM »
There's always the local Ace hardware.

s'trooth . . . . . .I THINK their smallest is small enough . . . . .thanks for the reminder, Ed.

Oh, and, Happy Birthday.
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 12:50:59 PM »
Soo...??
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 10:51:08 AM »
oops . . . .sorry . . . . .


the hardware store ball bearings were too big . . . ..  I had choices, either buy the right size freom McMaster-Carr (or similar), and get 500 of em, or slightly widen the plastic groove into which the bearing has to fit in the switch housing . . . .  5 minutes with a small file, and, hey, presto, work fine with an oversized ball bearing ;-}
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 11:00:46 AM »
You've upset the critical power/weight ratio and the overall mass of the vehicle. England will be in touch.
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 11:03:50 AM »
Ballsy choice.
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 11:04:38 AM »
You've upset the critical power/weight ratio and the overall mass of the vehicle. England will be in touch.

I ain't skeered . . . . I got a guy in England ;-}
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 11:27:53 AM »
Yeah but, I mean, he's English. Tom Hardy and James Bond are the only English badasses.
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 12:36:49 PM »
Yeah but, I mean, he's English. Tom Hardy and James Bond are the only English badasses.

ya know, you're right . . . .I'd better call my Welshman! I'll offer him eels, he's ,mad for eels!
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 12:40:15 PM »
Yeah but, I mean, he's English. Tom Hardy and James Bond are the only English badasses.

ya know, you're right . . . .I'd better call my Welshman! I'll offer him eels, he's ,mad for eels!

Now you're cooking!  :thumbsup:  :lol:
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 02:17:58 PM »
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 12:15:26 AM »
While performaing some maintenance in the Bonnieville in our motorpool, I had cause to disassemble the low/high beam switch . . . there's a subminiature ball bearing that's used as a detent dealio . . .said subatomic-sized ball went flying into parts unknown in the Lab (Cookie  . . . . .did it appear in the Lab - -Eastern Annex via wormhole, perhance?).


Thing was about a mm or so . . . . . . where would I begin to look for something like this . . . .I REALLY don't wanna sens hundreds of dollars to Blighty for the lack of a 2 cent part . . . . .


thanks!

 This is a good reminder to do this sort of dissembling in a controlled environment i.e. use some kind of containment device, and separate parts carefully.

 That said a magnet on a stick, and a good flashlight should be handy tools in any wrencher's box.

 It's also a good idea to keep the shop floor clean for just such occasions.

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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2014, 08:48:36 PM »
It's also a good idea to keep the shop floor clean for just such occasions.

Crapy old carpet seems to work for me, things don't bounce that far and easier on the feet.
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 09:37:17 PM »
It's also a good idea to keep the shop floor clean for just such occasions.

Crapy old carpet seems to work for me, things don't bounce that far and easier on the feet.

 Yeah, but that would mean I'd have to use the vacuum instead of the air hose/leaf blower.

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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2014, 10:04:34 PM »
It's also a good idea to keep the shop floor clean for just such occasions.

Crapy old carpet seems to work for me, things don't bounce that far and easier on the feet.

 Yeah, but that would mean I'd have to use the vacuum instead of the air hose/leaf blower.

Na just pick the piece up and shake it out (over the neighbors fence)
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2014, 08:23:56 AM »
It's also a good idea to keep the shop floor clean for just such occasions.

Crapy old carpet seems to work for me, things don't bounce that far and easier on the feet.

 Yeah, but that would mean I'd have to use the vacuum instead of the air hose/leaf blower.

Na just pick the piece up and shake it out (over the neighbors fence)

What if we don't have a fence?
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2014, 08:10:30 PM »
It's also a good idea to keep the shop floor clean for just such occasions.

Crapy old carpet seems to work for me, things don't bounce that far and easier on the feet.

 Yeah, but that would mean I'd have to use the vacuum instead of the air hose/leaf blower.

Na just pick the piece up and shake it out (over the neighbors fence)

What if we don't have a fence?

Just find a place to shake it, in private or for a crowd. Guess it just depends on how adventurous you are
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2014, 08:40:45 PM »
It's also a good idea to keep the shop floor clean for just such occasions.

Crapy old carpet seems to work for me, things don't bounce that far and easier on the feet.

 Yeah, but that would mean I'd have to use the vacuum instead of the air hose/leaf blower.

Na just pick the piece up and shake it out (over the neighbors fence)

What if we don't have a fence?

Just find a place to shake it, in private or for a crowd. Guess it just depends on how adventurous you are

So how close to Frisco are you?
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2014, 09:59:08 PM »
 I'm into rubber.

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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2014, 12:27:57 AM »
I'm into rubber.


It's got its plusses.

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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2014, 07:41:08 PM »
It's also a good idea to keep the shop floor clean for just such occasions.

Crapy old carpet seems to work for me, things don't bounce that far and easier on the feet.

 Yeah, but that would mean I'd have to use the vacuum instead of the air hose/leaf blower.

Na just pick the piece up and shake it out (over the neighbors fence)

What if we don't have a fence?

Just find a place to shake it, in private or for a crowd. Guess it just depends on how adventurous you are

So how close to Frisco are you?

Why do you ask?
Are you feeling lonely  :crazy:

P.S. frisco   SanFrancisco
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2014, 07:47:06 PM »
While performaing some maintenance in the Bonnieville in our motorpool, I had cause to disassemble the low/high beam switch . . . there's a subminiature ball bearing that's used as a detent dealio . . .said subatomic-sized ball went flying into parts unknown in the Lab (Cookie  . . . . .did it appear in the Lab - -Eastern Annex via wormhole, perhance?).


Thing was about a mm or so . . . . . . where would I begin to look for something like this . . . .I REALLY don't wanna sens hundreds of dollars to Blighty for the lack of a 2 cent part . . . . .


thanks!
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2014, 08:23:18 AM »
No worries . . . . .. seems I need to convert the Entropy Lab into a clean room environment over the winter . . . . so I can find a 2.4mm ball bearing ;-}
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2014, 09:42:35 AM »
No worries . . . . .. seems I need to convert the Entropy Lab into a clean room environment over the winter . . . . so I can find a 2.4mm ball bearing ;-}


Maybe you can help me with my garage to. I'm still looking for that 10mm socket i lost 4 years ago.
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2014, 09:52:16 AM »
last night I was putting brake pads in the 300's front caliper when I noticed one of the little clips that holds the pin in was bent. 2 needle nose pliers and I will have it bent back in no......snap...ping...ping.... shit..... It appears to have simply disappeared after the second thing it bounced off of???
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2014, 10:22:56 AM »
last night I was putting brake pads in the 300's front caliper when I noticed one of the little clips that holds the pin in was bent. 2 needle nose pliers and I will have it bent back in no......snap...ping...ping.... shit..... It appears to have simply disappeared after the second thing it bounced off of???

Been there. Done that.  :lol:  That's why i have 2 new ones sitting in the parts drawer.
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Re: Lil Teeny Ball Bearings
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2014, 11:12:45 AM »
REAL Labs have resident Black Holes that dissapear stuff fromtime to time.

All you can do is hope the disspeared stuff is not valuable or hard to replace.

Ed  . . .  I gotta spare socket you can have -- you already have the most squared away garage known to upright human kind.
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