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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5812816 - 04/21/13 11:21 AM

Nuts, oh yeah. Oh wait, whats still in my wallet

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: starman876]
      #5812827 - 04/21/13 11:28 AM

Steve, looks like the scope is coming along, looking Great!

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5813271 - 04/21/13 02:53 PM

Steve:

Have you tried Metric and Multistandard Components Corp.?
They have both an amazing selection of those "hard to get" items and sell in small quantities. Large selection of different head sizes, pan, cheese, cross, etc.
I have been using them for decades and highly recommended them. They also have a selection British Thread items, BSW,BSF, BA etc.
Tools also.
www.metricmcc.com/

Kind Regards,

Ron


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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: starman876]
      #5813596 - 04/21/13 05:35 PM





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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5813618 - 04/21/13 05:49 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Patience Terra ! Got another coat of paint on the mount today and worked on fabricating a missing "spring" which is part of the bubble level holder. The one on bottom is the original Unitron one. These are mostly covered up by the level itself.

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5813637 - 04/21/13 06:00 PM

I like the one on the bottom better

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: starman876]
      #5813665 - 04/21/13 06:09 PM

Yes, I may take another crack at it as I have extra material to use. I am NOT a metal worker! But, as I said - you really can't see it when installed ...

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5813849 - 04/21/13 07:01 PM

Quote:

Patience Terra ! Got another coat of paint on the mount today and worked on fabricating a missing "spring" which is part of the bubble level holder. The one on bottom is the original Unitron one. These are mostly covered up by the level itself.




Looks like an electronic contact for a switch, check the Digi-Key or Newark (Element 33 now, I think) catalogue for pretty much exactly what you need.

Ron


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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: Ron500E]
      #5813927 - 04/21/13 08:01 PM

She will be truly gorgeous when you finish her up Steve. She already is. You have taken a diamond that had reverted back to a diamond in the rough and restored all its original luster. You should be very proud. You have a real gem there.

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5813968 - 04/21/13 08:24 PM Attachment (14 downloads)

Thanks Terra. Here is the mount after 2 coats of paint (2 coats of primer first) with light sanding in between. Plan on one more very light sanding after a few days and then hopefully the final coat. If you look way back in this thread, you will see how it started out, as the mount was stored un-boxed in a garage in MN for 10+ years.

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5813970 - 04/21/13 08:25 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

The screws in this pic are sacrificial to protect the threads during painting. The other holes you see are not threaded, just for the screws on the bubble level to "flow through".

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5814146 - 04/21/13 09:43 PM

Looks awesome Steve. You are doing a great job

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: starman876]
      #5814153 - 04/21/13 09:45 PM

That spring for the level may have been made for something else and adapted by Unitron sub contractor.

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: starman876]
      #5814238 - 04/21/13 10:05 PM

http://www.leveldevelopments.com/instrument-spirit-levels.htm

interesting looking levels. I have been hunting for the spring you need and found this web site


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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: starman876]
      #5814323 - 04/21/13 10:33 PM

steve...let me look tomorrow...i might have a spring for you.
last time i looked i had a new looking one laying around
somewhere.


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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5814340 - 04/21/13 10:42 PM

Thanks Brian and Johann!

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5814842 - 04/22/13 09:00 AM

I well remember that Steve. I have followed this thread from the start. I am always amazed and befuddled as to how anyone could ever treat something so beautiful and well built the way the previous owner did.

You are lucky that you have the skills and patience to do such an amazing job. That is an example of real TLC.

Terra


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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5817880 - 04/23/13 04:07 PM

Steve

Check out this website and see if there is anything you can use for your spring. It does look interesting

http://www.springsandthings.com/flat.html


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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: starman876]
      #5818349 - 04/23/13 06:44 PM

Thanks Johann. Any luck with those screws?

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Re: Unitron 155 level screws new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5818421 - 04/23/13 07:00 PM

I will look tonight. Have been really busy. Need to pack a couple of things up also.

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