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Offline John Gervais

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Felt pad source?
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:43:38 PM »
Would anyone know where to find the small round felt pads fitted under the distributor rotor?

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Offline MiniDave

Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 06:02:17 PM »
A bit of cotton ball stuck in there will work too.
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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 06:13:18 PM »
That's what I have now, but I prefer the wool felt.  Maybe because winter's coming fast -
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Offline MPlayle

Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 06:29:52 PM »
Local sewing shop?  By a small scrap of thick wool felt and cut your own?


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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 06:53:49 PM »
I'd like to cut my own if I could find some THICK felt, but nobody around here has anything.  It's all the ultra-thin kindergarten stuff.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 07:21:53 PM »
Maybe a hobby or craft store?
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Offline BruceK

Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 07:29:22 PM »
Local sewing shop?  By a small scrap of thick wool felt and cut your own?

This made think of a hat shop - many hats are made of thick felt and there may be some scraps available?
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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 07:31:16 PM »
Only ultra-thin kindergarten stuff and the carpet stores only have foams and synthetics. 

I was only wondering if anyone had a contact or source, I could use a few pieces or a suitable 6 or so inch square of 8mm (+/-) thick where I could cut my own.  A larger square of small roll would be cool to have - one never knows what one could make from it.
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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2017, 07:32:17 PM »
Local sewing shop?  By a small scrap of thick wool felt and cut your own?

This made think of a hat shop - many hats are made of thick felt and there may be some scraps available?

Would you have a link to a thick wool-felt hat?  I've certainly never seen one over here -
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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2017, 07:37:38 PM »
Aha!  Found some!  Thanks for the ideas - at an orthopedic supply place!
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Offline MPlayle

Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 07:39:09 PM »
Would the self-adhesive backed pads like used on the bottom of chair legs work?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-in-Brown-Felt-Pads-16-Piece-per-Pack-4728444EB/204312191


Offline BruceK

Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 07:39:13 PM »
Local sewing shop?  By a small scrap of thick wool felt and cut your own?

This made think of a hat shop - many hats are made of thick felt and there may be some scraps available?

Would you have a link to a thick wool-felt hat?  I've certainly never seen one over here -

No, I think you are going to have to tackle a hipster and steal his hat.  I recommend this guy!



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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2017, 07:58:34 PM »
I did consider furniture foot pads, but would have preferred something closest to the original spec.

I'm going to call these guys on Monday - found them through the orthopedic links:

http://www.anglotechnicaltextiles.co.uk/cut-parts/washers/

Maybe they've got some scrap 'holes' from setting up for an industrial-sized order or a small scrap sample.

Regarding the hat - ... I don't get out much.
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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2017, 09:46:25 PM »
I feel like I should ban all of you immediately.

Offline tsumini

Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2017, 12:46:35 PM »
The best place to get felt is a piano supply such as http://schaffpiano.com/products.html][url]http://schaffpiano.com/products.html[/url]. Probably easier since you may not know exactly what felt to order is to ask a piano technician who has a piano shop. A piano tuner may or may not have what you need. There are tons of different felts: density thickness etc. I could send you something if i had an idea of size.

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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 05:48:46 PM »
Interesting thought  - 

I spoke with Aldon a few days ago, as they've just finished re-curving a new dizzy for me. 

When I asked about getting an extra felt or two for under the rotor, their dyno guy Mathew asked if I tried trimming the corners off of an old rectangular felt as used on the points cam.  Like he does...

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Offline 94touring

Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2017, 05:53:04 PM »
I assumed it was something from a craft store someone cut with scissors.

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Re: Felt pad source?
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2017, 06:07:59 PM »
I've only seen die-cut pads, but do own a pair of scissors.   77.gif
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