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Resilient motor mount retaining clips.

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Tony Scott19/11/2019 13:56:13
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Hi, I'm trying to put the original single phase motor back on to myford ml7 but I can't find the retaining clips, can these be bought? If yes would you send me the link please.

I've tried searching but I can't find the item, maybe I'm using the wrong description.

geoff warner 119/11/2019 14:00:28
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hi tony

can you describe these clips i possibly may have some is the motor on resiliant mountings

geoff warner

not done it yet19/11/2019 14:35:37
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Have you tried contacting Myford?

Tony Scott19/11/2019 14:56:49
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I haven't actually thought about that. I didn't consider this to be a solely myford problem just a motor issue.

I'll give them a call later.

john fletcher 119/11/2019 15:46:18
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I'll be surprised if any one sell them, not many fail or get lost, tricky things to make. If you need the rubber/ plastic replacement resilient mountings, I suggest you go to your local motor factors and have a look. at their selection of exhaust mounts.

Martin Kyte19/11/2019 16:17:53
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Not really sure what you are after but does this help?


regards Martin

Edited By Martin Kyte on 19/11/2019 16:18:18

mark smith 2019/11/2019 17:03:37
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I think hes refering to the clamp /clips with the nuts on that go on either end to fix the motor onto the cradle. Like in this thread.


noel shelley19/11/2019 17:23:38
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Hi Tony, The rubber sleeve you will not find at a motor factors, and it is unlikely You will get the clamps from myford. There were numerous makers of motors with resilient mounts. Brooks, Hoover Etc. A motor rewind specialist is your best bet. Try yellow pages or the modern equivelent ! Good Luck, Noel.

ega19/11/2019 17:30:05
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Posted by mark smith 20 on 19/11/2019 17:03:37:

I think hes refering to the clamp /clips with the nuts on that go on either end to fix the motor onto the cradle. Like in this thread.


Tony Scott:

I have a complete mount from a Hoover brand motor which might solve your problem; the between centres distance clip to clip is about 218mm.

PM me if you want to pursue this.

Tony Scott19/11/2019 17:39:06
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This group is so helpful.

Ega, you are correct with the bits, it's just the clips that I need, I've put mine somewhere safe...... 😂 Can't recall where it is though so I consider them lost.

john fletcher 119/11/2019 17:52:24
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Strange, I got my resilient rubber mountings from one of our local motor factors, and I have couple of spares hanging up in my workshop.

Howard Lewis19/11/2019 20:41:49
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The rubbers provide a resilient mounting to isolate the vibration from the single phase motor from the rest of the machine, and to reduce noise.

Bodger's methods!

If the rubbers for the single phase motor have failed, probably because of oil contamination over the years) you could try an O ring of suitable size section. Cut to length to fit the groove.

The material of the O ring may well have better oil resistance than the original.

The clips are unlkely to be available, especially since they were probably made to Imperial dimensions, rather than the current Metric

. I had a motor with a top half clip missing. I made a replacement.

Not difficult. possibly; half and hours work. The bottom half of the seat for the rubber is in the motor mount, so you only need to make the top half.

It may not be quite as pretty as the original, but it is only required to do the job, unless you mean to enter the motor in a concours d'elegance!



Edited By Howard Lewis on 19/11/2019 20:42:57

ega19/11/2019 23:11:10
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Posted by Tony Scott on 19/11/2019 17:39:06:

This group is so helpful.

Ega, you are correct with the bits, it's just the clips that I need, I've put mine somewhere safe...... 😂 Can't recall where it is though so I consider them lost.

If you want the clips,I suggest we deal with this via PM and/or email; I would need your address of course which I am assuming is in the UK.

Emgee19/11/2019 23:19:00
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An alternative retaining clip could be made from a Jubilee clip in an emergency.


not done it yet19/11/2019 23:43:50
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Is it just a strip of curved metal with a right angle bend and bolt hole at one end, and a slot near the other? Not too difficult to sort out (at the second or third attempt, maybesmiley) if it is.

Tony Scott25/11/2019 21:41:40
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Looks like I'll be making something up.

Thanks for help Ega.

This forum is really helpful and friendly.

Michael Gilligan27/11/2019 08:28:58
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Sorry to be late to the discussion, but ... I just remembered that I have this photo from when I bought my ML7R



I hope it’s some help.


Nick Hughes27/11/2019 14:49:42
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Even later to the party, Remco list them as "Latches for resilient mounting rings" on page 84 of this catalogue:-


Tony Scott21/12/2019 14:50:52
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I've just got back to this page, thanks again for updates, I have made the clamps now, they're not perfect but they do the job.

not done it yet21/12/2019 15:00:56
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They may not be perfect but they may well do the job perfectly.smiley

I expect the second one was easier than the first? Next time you might just make them together! Just confidence and experience (I might well make three - one as a quick trial, then two together).

Still a job well done, all the same.

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