Meade 884 Tripod - Telescope mount hardware
Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:21 PM
I have two bolts, two nuts, a spring, and an e-clip. Would someone mind posting a picture or description of how this is supposed to be assembled? I am at least missing the knobs for the bolts.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:52 AM
Thanks for taking the time to post this picture. It is helpful but I still have some questions. I want to know how the parts go together on the bolt that screws into the base of the telescope.
From your picture it looks like the only pieces on the bottom of the base plate are the knob and the 1/4-20 bolt. From other pictures I have found it looks like the last piece to go on the bolt on the other side is the nut. I know that there is at least a spring under the nut but is there anything else? I have seen mention of an e-clip and, if it is there, presumably it keeps the bolt from falling through out the bottom of the base plate. How long are the bolts? The bolts that I received are the wrong thread size and likely the wrong length too.
I can probably kludge this together with the information that I have now but it would be nice if I could save myself some unforeseen trouble if I put it together properly.
Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:48 PM
The bolt length, not including the knob is 1 3/16 inches. The threaded diameter is 0.25 inch and the part that is not threaded is about 0.20 inch. Does that help?
Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:16 PM
Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:36 PM
If the C-clips have already been damaged and/or lost, you can substitute O-rings purchased from a local hardware or auto parts store.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:39 AM
It sounds like the diameter of the unthreaded shaft on the original bolts is smaller than the outer diameter of the threads. I don't have the original bolts and the diameter of the unthreaded portion at the base on the 1/4-20 bolts from the hardware store too large to allow the bolts to float freely.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:56 PM