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1976 Kz 900 A4 19 Jul 2021 11:55 #852036

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I’m completely green here. Not that I can’t but this might as well be as they say written in Greek. First I have to learn how to read the mic. Then convert mm to inches. 
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1976 Kz 900 A4 19 Jul 2021 12:34 #852037

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This stuff can get dicey and pricey, but good measuring tools are in and of themselves priceless.  Good luck Matt!

Rick H.

Amen to that, Rick!  

And, Matt, you'll do fine with those new tools.  After a while, you'll wonder how you ever got along without them!

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1976 Kz 900 A4 19 Jul 2021 15:06 #852046

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After a few you tube videos it seams pretty straight forward. I only spent $25 on the mic that reads to the .001 thousands. I wish I would have gotten one that reads to the .0001 ten thousands. The spec for the rod small end is .6694~.6698. Out of spec is six hundred seventy one thousands three tenths. .6713. So I’m looking for another 
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1976 Kz 900 A4 20 Jul 2021 05:43 #852101

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Now you are going down that ol' rabbit hole.  I'll be waiting for you at the bottom.  Oh wait!!  There is NO bottom!  Don't forget you have to decide how much accuracy you want out of your measuring tools?  Is a thousandth good or do you need more?  WARNING, WARNING WILL ROGERS!  This stuff can get dicey and pricey, but good measuring tools are in and of themselves priceless.  Good luck Matt!

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1976 Kz 900 A4 20 Jul 2021 08:56 #852113

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I played with the starrett telescoping gauge last night. It seams to decrease in measurement as I tighten the thumb turn. I doubt this is correct but for $10 it got something in my hand and now I know what I’m looking for. Trying one more time on used. Found a set of 5 mitutoyo for $34. If these are bad then just going to buy new. I also bought a starrett 0-1” vernier scale mic .0001. Right now I’m just about even with what shipping would have cost. But I got new tools to play with. RickH, look out I’m on my way down!
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1976 Kz 900 A4 20 Jul 2021 10:40 #852118

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I love this guys channel. He goes into great detail on how to use these tools.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 20 Jul 2021 10:46 #852120

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  You are perfectly right DoctoRotr. Adam Boot, mr Pete, This old Tony, AVE and their Youtube buddies are an never ending source of wisdom./A
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1976 Kz 900 A4 20 Jul 2021 12:20 #852133

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DoctoRot, and all. Thanks for taking time to help. I appreciate and value your experience and expertise. 
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1976 Kz 900 A4 21 Jul 2021 07:15 #852194

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Hey Matt check out CL in south lyon 1 guy has a LOT of machinists tools for sale.I acquired about $5000 of Mititoyo tools from a garage sale all for a $800.Good luck hunting tools for your toys ! hahaha
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1976 Kz 900 A4 21 Jul 2021 14:26 #852211

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Hey Matt check out CL in south lyon 1 guy has a LOT of machinists tools for sale.I acquired about $5000 of Mititoyo tools from a garage sale all for a $800.Good luck hunting tools for your toys ! hahaha

I don’t see a South Lyons listing
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1976 Kz 900 A4 22 Jul 2021 09:20 #852278

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Sorry, Ann Arbor area CL               under add says its in South lyon.If i knew how to copy links I would man.

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1976 Kz 900 A4 22 Jul 2021 10:12 #852281

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All good Shank. Thank you.
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