Fredette shorty kicker

12 Oct.,2022

 

frp fittings

Post by canyncarvr » 01:56 pm Nov 12 2009

skipro3 wrote:So do you like it or not? For an old geezer you sure don't get to the point.

So fit it to the old boss and see how that works. Then tell us how you don't like that either.

BTW, all you kids, GET OFF THE LAWN!!

Well, geezer...it's not a matter of like it or not. It's a matter of it being what it is. I'd prefer it fit like it's supposed to...NOT fit like it HAS to because some other schmuck won't buy the parts he's s'posed to.

The point of the post is duo-fold..and I'm not talkin' underwear.

1. An advisement of the poor fit, and 2. BUY A BOSS WHEN YOU BUY THE KICKER!

Also, geezer, putting it on the old boss is not an option. The current boss has been machined to match the bushed FRP kicker I have on now.

I took the new FRP kicker to the machine shop. It will be bored, bushed, and pinned to fit the NEW knuckle.


I'm on track for a $200 kicker by the time I get done with it.


Oh..the pin, as with my current FRP kicker, is to keep the bushing from moving, to ensure alignment with the detent ball.


The reason for replacement: Unintended consequences.

As noted, my current setup has already seen the machine shop. The boss was slightly turned to make it more round, the kicker was sleeved and pinned. That was done to improve the existing fit, to resolve a progressing sloppiness resulting from wear. BUT...that operation made for a poor fit of the washer/e-clip onto the boss. There was no washer/clip..SAE or metric.. that fit close enough to work well. The washer would exert pressure on the outside edge of the clip, eventually deforming the clip the the extent it would come off the boss. The deforming clip caused further deformation to the clip slot on the boss...and downward on the ever-faster progressing downward spiral of 'bad' the assembly went.

I tried making a washer to fit. I don't have the tools to make an inside hole to an exact measurement...it didn't work.


And, geezer, 'round here, it's 'GET OFF THE GRASS!'

Well, geezer...it's not a matter of like it or not. It's a matter of it being what it is. I'd prefer it fit like it's supposed to...NOT fit like it HAS to because some other schmuck won't buy the parts he's s'posed to.The point of the post is duo-fold..and I'm not talkin' underwear.1. An advisement of the poor fit, and 2. BUY A BOSS WHEN YOU BUY THE KICKER!Also, geezer, putting it on the old boss is not an option. The current boss has been machined to match the bushed FRP kicker I have on now.I took the new FRP kicker to the machine shop. It will be bored, bushed, and pinned to fit the NEW knuckle.I'm on track for a $200 kicker by the time I get done with it.Oh..the pin, as with my current FRP kicker, is to keep the bushing from moving, to ensure alignment with the detent ball.The reason for replacement: Unintended consequences.As noted, my current setup has already seen the machine shop. The boss was slightly turned to make it more round, the kicker was sleeved and pinned. That was done to improve the existing fit, to resolve a progressing sloppiness resulting from wear....that operation made for a poor fit of the washer/e-clip onto the boss. There was no washer/clip..SAE or metric.. that fit close enough to work well. The washer would exert pressure on the outside edge of the clip, eventually deforming the clip the the extent it would come off the boss. The deforming clip caused further deformation to the clipon the boss...and downward on the ever-faster progressing downward spiral of 'bad' the assembly went.I trieda washer to fit. I don't have the tools to make an inside hole to an exact measurement...it didn't work.And, geezer, 'round here, it's 'GET OFF THE GRASS!'