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speedy
05-03-2006, 07:27 PM
Are there any Kiwi boys out there who can point me in the right direction.
I have been trying to source good quality 1/4" button oilers for my Colchester Student ; I am putting in some extra oil points on the saddle. Chevpak have a million 3/16" ( made in India ) and the 1/4" will not arrive for at least two more months. I have contacted a large number of engineer supply houses in Aucland but no luck. Some crowd in NZ are sure to have some ?
I know that I work slow but I don`t fancy waiting that long. The local 600 group can supply, from Aussie 600, genuine Colchester? for $10.30 +GST each and a further increase is coming .
Does anyone have a source within Godzone ?


thanks.
Ken

Scishopguy
05-04-2006, 01:13 AM
Ken,

You might find them in McMaster-Carr. They have everything you can think of. Their web address is: www.mcmaster.com
They are pretty good to deal with and I think they ship international.

best regards,
Jim (KB4IVH)

Leigh
05-04-2006, 06:23 AM
McMaster-Carr http://www.mcmaster.com has them under catalog number 1214K2 for $0.70 each, or $0.59 each in quantities of 20 or more. Just put that number in the search box at the top of the left-hand panel. It will bring up the ordering information and the catalog page (2041).

speedy
05-04-2006, 08:55 AM
Thanks men, that is appreciated. I will look some more here for a day, there are a couple more outside chances to check. If I am still banging my head against the wall I will look up Mcmaster-Carr.

Ken

nheng
05-04-2006, 08:35 PM
You can get them directly from Gits and order on line. Sad news is they are now manufactured in China but all design is still done here. Metric and Inch are available. I haven't used their on-line ordering but there doesn't seem to be any minimum $$. Den

http://www.gitsmfg.com/oil-hole-covers-Style-GB.asp

matador
05-04-2006, 09:17 PM
g'day Ken.I'll have a look around in ch-ch to see what's available.If I find something,i'll e-mail ya.

speedy
05-04-2006, 10:14 PM
Thanks for the pointer Nheng, I saw their site, fantastic, yankee made quality! Then I read some more to find that their product is made in China. It keeps the price down I suppose and increases their profits I suspect. I will attempt to source closer to home first. Gotta support the local economy if you can;)
That is good of you Hans. I have emailed Alemite Lubrequip in NSW; apparently they are the agents for Adams of Coventry.
All this trouble for a few small items aye? I will post some more on the saddle/apron mods thread when it is complete.

Ken

nheng
05-05-2006, 12:29 AM
Ken, I probably should have pulled that reply after thinking about it some more. While Gits is a good old American brand, I'm not going to press Chinese oilers into good old American, British or Euro iron. Unfortunately, I had to run after posting.

There was a comment on Gits history link that just sunk in :eek: They opened plants outside of the US because their customers wanted parts made regionally ... That's what WE want.

Den

speedy
05-05-2006, 12:42 AM
Hell no Den, that`s OK. The info is there for others also. If I cannot source British, European or Yankee then there will be no other option for me. All my Colchester ones are 35 years old and show no signs of fatigue.
I have some 3/16" made in India, they look alright;) but are too small for my liking and I still have a bias.

Ken

Alan in Oz
05-05-2006, 04:00 AM
Ken,
There is a company here in Perth, Atom Supply that had the 1\4 " oilers, I used some on my lathe, if you run out of ideas let me know and see if they still have.

All the best in your hunt for these elusive things.
Alan

speedy
05-05-2006, 08:06 AM
You are a gentleman Alan. Too right, they are elusive. I recall two brass ones that I safely stashed away. I have searched high and low and they may as well have been thrown in the trash:D
I called into Tool & Engineering Warehouse late this arvo before picking up the missus. They were into it immediately and it looks as if the local Alemite agency, Fox & Gunn, may be able to help. It was right on closing so I will have to wait until Saturday, maybe Monday. The suggested part number for a 1/4" Drive in size is A 1402(?), so fingers crossed.

edit-I just did a search of the Alemite site, it seems the item number is 1885.

Ken

speedy
05-12-2006, 11:13 PM
Still no luck here... not for some weeks anyway. The joy of living in the colonies!
Alan, I have sent you an email.

Ken

Alan in Oz
05-12-2006, 11:42 PM
Ken,
Haven't seen email yet, send it to me direct not through the board.
Alan

speedy
05-13-2006, 01:50 AM
Nice one Alan, ta mate.

Ken