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Old 11-24-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Rcommend a micrometer

Had a machine shop mishap and now I've got to get new bearings. Going to check the clearances myself. Need to find a decent micrometer that won't cost me a kidney.

Thanks for any recommendations.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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You will need a mic and a bore gauge.


For the mic you cannot go wrong with Sunnen or Mitutoyo. 2-3" for the main and rod bearing journals on the crank.

A Fowler 1.4-6" bore gauge was recommended to me but I have not compared it to others. Seems to work well for the money. You will need this to check the bearings once installed then subtract the size of the journals. Most folks calibrate the bore gauge using the mic since the calibration rings are $$$
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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Sounds good. Thanks Alot for the info.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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After the research Ive done they seem like decent affordable tools. On amazon that bore gauge is like 190 and a mitutoyo mics set 0-4 is 80ish
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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After the research Ive done they seem like decent affordable tools. On amazon that bore gauge is like 190 and a mitutoyo mics set 0-4 is 80ish
Mitutoyo mics can be had for 80-100$ EACH used. Dunno about 80$ for a set...
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #6
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best price i found was etooldirect.com

Im not affliated with the site, guy ships fast and his prices are cheapest I could find.

He has both fowler electronic bore gauge and micrometers
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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Mitutoyo mics can be had for 80-100$ EACH used. Dunno about 80$ for a set...
Your are correct. I goofed they were fowler brand and a 100
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:35 AM   #8
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Thanks Alot for the link to etooldirect. I found the set you guys were talking about.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:58 AM   #9
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Thats who I got my bore gauge from, it should be to me by tues/wed. I found a 0-3" set of used mitutoyo digital mic's on ebay for 200 so now I just need a 3-4 for checking ptw clearance.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #10
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Mitutoyo mics can be had for 80-100$ EACH used. Dunno about 80$ for a set...
This!!

I spend about 2-300 a piece on each digital mic I have from mitutoyo!! So much $$
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:38 PM   #11
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is there anything wrong with fowler mics? Cause they cost a 1/3 less than mituyoyo
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #12
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I wouldn't use anything other than fowler or mitutoyo. Those are the best really. At the least you should look for tools with accuracy of .0005
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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I bought these year ago and this is cheapest I could find, there is code on main page that will give you pretty much free shipping (10.70 shipping -10 off code on main page = 0.70 to ship)


Fowler standard outside mic
http://www.etooldirect.com/Fowler-FO...&searchSize=12

electronic mic
http://www.etooldirect.com/Fowler-FO...&searchSize=12
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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I bought these year ago and this is cheapest I could find, there is code on main page that will give you pretty much free shipping (10.70 shipping -10 off code on main page = 0.70 to ship)


Fowler standard outside mic
http://www.etooldirect.com/Fowler-FO...&searchSize=12

electronic mic
http://www.etooldirect.com/Fowler-FO...&searchSize=12
Both of those were what I was planning to buy. Any issues?...would you recommend them?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #15
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I also own both of these had have had great results with them!

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I bought these year ago and this is cheapest I could find, there is code on main page that will give you pretty much free shipping (10.70 shipping -10 off code on main page = 0.70 to ship)


Fowler standard outside mic
http://www.etooldirect.com/Fowler-FO...&searchSize=12

electronic mic
http://www.etooldirect.com/Fowler-FO...&searchSize=12
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