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#1 studentdriver

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 04:41 PM

I have an old X12 setup. The can has the Red Fox logo on it.The issue is the plastic endbell had a screw break off so I need to replace the endbell. I bought a Red Fox endbell but looking closer I think the broken one is Pro Slot. The reason is looking online I see that the Pro Slot endbells seem to have a raised area around the hole where the brush hoods get fastened (I'll try to post pictures soon if I'm not explaining well enough). Unfortunately the Red Fox endbell that I ordered doesn't have any pre-drilled holes at all for the holes to hold on the hoods for the brushes.

 

Is there any easy way to drill these holes correctly without going down a loooong rabbit hole of building motors? I'm guessing not but wanted to ask. Seems like my only easy option would be to buy the proslot end bell with the pre-drilled holes for the hood screws..

 

Red Fox without holes that I bought:

 

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Pro Slot with holes that I should have bought?

 

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Seems like I might only be out 9 bucks and lesson learned. I don't know why I didn't realize that the Red Fox didn't have pre-drilled brush hood screw holes. I understand that you can adjust timing but drilling the holes where you want but if it's just a lot more to learn then I'd rather just skip it and use pre-drilled.

 

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 06:27 PM

Check the bad endbell hardware to see if it IS Pro Slot. The boss protrusions are larger for their hardware.

 

Does anyone make or have a drilling fixture for Red Fox endbells? I could use one myself.


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Posted 31 March 2023 - 06:57 PM

Drilling fixtures for the Red Fox endbells once were sold, but I have no idea if they still are. You could inquire at the distributors, mail order houses, or look for used ones that may be around. Gugu of Red Fox might be another possibility.


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Posted 31 March 2023 - 08:05 PM

Thank you both, Larry and Bill, for your replies. Since it seems like it requires a special tool specific to this endbell I think I'll just spend the 9 or so bucks for the Pro Slot. Also seems like the endbell hoods are specific to Pro Slot so that's another reason to try a different endbell.

 

I did find the old alignment tool my dad had used in the past but that doesn't even seem like it would be enough, bummer.

 

Thanks again,

Mike


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Posted 31 March 2023 - 10:49 PM

A contact for a fixture:

 

endbell drilling jig (slotcartalk.com)


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Posted 31 March 2023 - 11:35 PM

Considering the ad is 13 years old, and Ramcatlarry works for Mid-America, I would say there is a reasonable chance that they are sold out.

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