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K F Wheeler

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Looking for a new un used 3/16"th cable collet. Made by Speedmaster SPDNC-1428-P390...
This is the one that has the lip that fits in the flywheel.
Thanks everyone!

Ken
 
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Harry said they won't be any made any time soon.
Tech Hobbies started to contact but need to follow up. Problem I run into is I won't do Pay Pal or such. And, will not put credit card numbers through my computer... In short, I need to talk. But, a lot of these companies are not set up to do that...
Joe Warren(?) Sorry to say I don't know the man. Memory says from 20 plus years ago the name does sound somewhat familiar...
Thanks, guys!!

Ken
 
That part of the post is copied right from the site. Are you sure you typed it in correctly. See below. I copied it as well. His phone works too. I usually call them.
TO ORDER CALL 407-889-2283 / or EMAIL [email protected] / or FAX 407-886-2280
 
That part of the post is copied right from the site. Are you sure you typed it in correctly. See below. I copied it as well. His phone works too. I usually call them.
TO ORDER CALL 407-889-2283 / or EMAIL [email protected] / or FAX 407-886-2280
Yea I copied it off yours and sent a message will see if it comes back undelivered it usually takes 24 hours for it to come back that way we will see what happens .I don't think I know how to talk on the phone anymore ........
 
Have you tried Al Hobbs or maybe Walt Barney. I have bought from both of them.
Al will be looking into cable collet from his machinist but they need a large order and the ultimate have is to have the crankshaft done with 1/4 28.
I am going to drill out a 5mm x 3/16 Octura I got for an electric motor and tap it for 1/4 32. Dubro has glow plug taps as does Amazon.
 
Found out hard way years ago about bad cable collets. Will no longer use any old collet!! Speedmaster long ago proved their quality to me. And, from what I've seen after twenty plus years, continue to do so. I have on hand two of their cable collets. I prefer to use the collet with the nipple on it. That nipple does not engage the flywheel due to like .003" clearance. Was told that nipple is to give that much more engagement on the shaft threads. To me, if I see that the nipple does not go inside of the flywheel, that would indicate the cable collet is bad. (Never had that happen) I have had a collet without that nipple that was VERY off center! What brand? Don't know... Not always easy to detect... Hopefully not a flywheel misalignment? I'm sure somebody will say they've had it the other way around. Not having that nipple engagement with the flywheel would indicate something is wrong (to me anyway).
I do now own some of Al's cable collets. After looking inside of them and inspecting them overall, I'm quite happy to give them a try! The design, along with the obvious quality gives me great hope and confidence that they'll do the expected job!!
Setting up a new boat, thought checking lengths of different brands of cable collets would be smart. That was the thought that first got me started checking out the different collets. Remembering loosing TWO props and cables back then, at a race was/is enough to make me want to do much closer investigation!
Still looking for that Speedmaster cable collet with that nipple on it. Have a strong belief in having backup parts for everything.
Anyone have a phone number for Technical hobbies? Needs some questions answered...
Also, any tricks, ideas, first thing to do with a new cable collet thoughts, I'm sure would be welcome by me and others...
Thanks, Guys.

Ken
 
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