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Avery
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Reged: 04/16/13

Loc: Georgia
ADM VC8 Install Assist new
      #5894981 - 05/31/13 08:22 PM

Just pulled the standard Celestron dovetail off my EdgeHD 8" and attempted to swap in an ADM VC8 dovetail so I can get these new Advanced VX legs out of the house...

Problem :: The center screw at the rear of the rail will not tighten down... enough.

Its screwed in - the threads are fine andn the screw matches perfectly. The problem is that the screw seems too long for the rail kit - its bottoming out against the tube.

Do I ::

1. try using washers to give myself some room?
2. drill a new hole in the OTA?
3. wait for professional help?

Any ideas are apreciated - I want something solid - last thing I need is this mount coming loose....


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ylem
sage


Reged: 01/27/09

Loc: Monroe, NC
Re: ADM VC8 Install Assist new [Re: Avery]
      #5895140 - 05/31/13 09:59 PM

You have 2 options, on mine all it took was one washer, but you could go to the hardware store and get a stud put it in finger tight then put a nut on.This would be the more professional thing to do.

Mine has been fine with the washer.

Jeff


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Avery
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Reged: 04/16/13

Loc: Georgia
Re: ADM VC8 Install Assist [Re: ylem]
      #5895169 - 05/31/13 10:16 PM

I'm going to try out the stud suggestion - Thanks for the tip!

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