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#1 AA Hayes OFFLINE  

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Posted October 20, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Well, it is a little concerning to me the struggle with finding decent hardware to work with in my small northern town. I live 20 Minutes out of a small town of 6000 people, in northern Ontario. I have struggled before to find the hardware I was looking for, and again today after work, I tried my 2 local auto parts store with no luck. I am looking for snap rings and roll pins for my LF 2 stage blower. Late last winter I had a snap ring inside the gearbox blow causing the roll pin to break.

I was able to locate the right diameter snap ring but all of them are to skinny to fill the groove properly.

What do you do for hardware?

If someone could possible point me in the direction of an online source or a supplier my local auto parts store could order from. Ideally I would love to find a hardware supplier catering to some of our older iron lovers. I am in need of quality roll pins, snap rings, and would love to find some clevis pins also.

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Posted October 21, 2017 - 12:34 AM

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Posted October 21, 2017 - 04:14 AM

Most of the hardware I use has been gotten from cans and boxes at yard sales and flee markets. And any machine that happens to fall victim of, its not worth the effort category. my pockets always contain a nut, bolt of screw that I've picked up off the ground. I'm a hardware scavenger!


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Posted October 21, 2017 - 05:02 AM

I've come across those snap rings before , there about twice the normal thickness Case loader pins and Ford uses that type for front axle stubs I don't know if either has a listing of different sizes Maybe a transmission shop might help
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Posted October 21, 2017 - 06:39 AM

any chance putting 2 rings in fills the groove properly? could try that with making 2 of them "thinner" to fit.... just a quick thought - good luck


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Posted October 21, 2017 - 07:16 AM

​Check with a farm implement shop that has been in business for a long time.  A lot of the older farm equipment & tractors used the thicker snap rings.  Might also try a metric size roll pin if a standard size don't fit right.  Also try a spiral type roll pin.


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Posted October 21, 2017 - 07:20 AM

Spaenaur in Kitchener, Ontario offers a good selection of hardware and do offer some sizes snap rings that are thicker than the regular ones that you can get in assortments - sent you a pm with some information.


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Posted October 21, 2017 - 07:21 AM

I find and order most of my stuff online. I live in a small town and everyone says you have to go to the next town over 50 miles away to get anything. When I first moved here I did try and run out to get what I need, usually spending an hour or sometimes hours just to come back empty handed and forced to buy it online anyway. 


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Posted October 21, 2017 - 09:46 AM

If you dont have local sources give me the Bolens part numbers theres a good chance I have them instock


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Posted October 21, 2017 - 09:58 AM

Over the years I have bought many of the assortment boxes similar to the ones in hardware stores. I also supplement them with boxes of misc. hardware. I found that having a good supply has saved me much time over the years. You need to hit Harbour Freight for their assortments. Good Luck, Rick

 

 

https://www.harborfr...ware assortment


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Posted October 21, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Thank you everyone for the advice!

This will get things rolling and staying in place for me.

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Posted October 21, 2017 - 12:45 PM

McMaster Carr is easy to use and fast ship. Canada? I ran I to this too, put two store bought rings in same groove, no fitting needed. Will it hold? Not sure.
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Posted October 21, 2017 - 03:16 PM

X2 - I've had stuff arrive the next day even.

 

 

 

McMaster Carr is easy to use and fast ship. 


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Posted October 28, 2017 - 10:46 PM

McMaster Carr had what I needed and more! What an easy app to use. Just placed my order, it says it will ship Monday morning, seems like they ship to the north side of the line.

Thanks everyone!
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Posted October 29, 2017 - 05:02 AM

Glad to hear Mc-Master Carr had what you needed . We use them once in a while for supplies and hardware at work . I just ordered some steel knobs to replace broken plastic ones for 2 trucks at work last week , I phone the orders because of different numbers needing to be attcheted to the packing slip , i don't ever remember them not having what I was ordering in stock .


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