Harrison L5 Clutch Lever

  1. RWD3M

    RWD3M Member

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    Hi all,

    Some of you may have seen form my other thread that I have a Harrison L5 that has a broken clutch lever.

    I'm planning on making a new one tomorrow but could do with a steer on some approximate dimensions.

    Just overall length and roughly where and what angle the bend is.

    BTW it's the normal lever not the 'safety' one.

    Regards,

    Richard.
     
  2. spencer 427 Member

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    Can't you not get an original one. B and M machine tools are breaking a Harrison l5
     
  3. RWD3M

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    Hi Spencer,

    If you mean G & M down in W Sussex, I was down there on Tuesday and the L5 they are breaking has the 'safety' lever on it. I did get a couple of other parts off it though.

    I have some 1/2" steel stock and a knob to put on the end, I just need some rough dimensions.

    Thanks for the thought though.

    Richard.
     
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  4. spencer 427 Member

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    Yes sorry. GM . Ok no worries.
     
  5. Bill Edwards Member

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    No promises but I'll try to take a look at mine tomorrow.
     
  6. RWD3M

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    Thanks Bill,

    Much appreciated.
     
  7. mm289 Member

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    These any good for you? Actual measurements are where my thumb is as the camera perspective distorts the view otherwise ;)
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    Cheers,:thumbup:

    Paul.
     
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  8. Bill Edwards Member

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    In case you struggle to read it, the first length is 98mm and the second is 80.
     
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  9. RWD3M

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    Hi Bill,

    The first 4 pictures were great, the rest were above and beyond the call of duty!

    You're a star.

    Many thanks.

    Richard.
     
  10. Bill Edwards Member

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    I think you’ve got mixed up, I’m not the only one who put pictures up, two separate people.

    Glad they’re what you need anyway.
     
  11. mm289 Member

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    Lol,

    Paul
     
  12. RWD3M

    RWD3M Member

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    Oops, sorry Paul.
     
  13. RWD3M

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    So, I've now got a new clutch lever, made it on Monday (sorry about the colour of the knob - all I could find online!)...

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    Also sourced some levelling pins (rare and expensive as hen's teeth)...

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    And finally, I sourced a replacement spindle for the middle change gear from G&M Tools thanks to Spencer 427...
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    Lathe sits quite nicely in the corner of the shed. Just need to find something to do on it!

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    The next job will be to sort out the electrics. I'd like to try to return to original spec and reinstate the the various micro-switches and the big emergency off button. I dare say I'll be on here looking for advice when I get round to that! :)
     
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  15. Pete.

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    Well done!

    I would move that machine a bit further away from the wall, you're gonna hate having to do anything with the change gears with it situated like that.
     
  16. RWD3M

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    Cheers Pete.

    I think the pictures is probably a little deceptive, I can fully open the cover on the change gears, albeit only just!

    It may move yet as I'll need better access to the back when I get round to reinstating the electrics. I'll probably reposition it further away from both walls then.
     
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  17. slim_boy_fat

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    Never heed the lathe, I'm very envious of that workspace!! Glad to see you've got the beer fridge organised...:thumbup:
     
  18. RWD3M

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    Good spot Slim but...

    That's actually a spare fridge, the REAL beer fridge is on the opposite side...

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    Glad you approve of the workspace, I built it last year after we got our third classic car that needs to be kept indoors through the winter (even if it is a soft southern winter!).

    The better half kindly let me have a little more of the garden on condition that she gets a new garden shed and the rest of the garden gets landscaped.

    Well I've built the workshop!!! :)
     
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