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Old 10-14-2017, 06:22 PM   #1
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Measuring tools

I don't have any decent/reputable measuring equipment of my own, so I want to start buying a few things. Uses will be for engine rebuilds and general measuring of various parts. Here are some things I am planning in getting, feel free to comment what you have and what you have had good luck with.

1. Mitutoyo electronic 0-6" calipers
2. SPI dial 0-12" calipers
3. Starrett dial 0-1" indicator
4. Noga mag base
5. Mics...not sure what sizes or brand?
6. Starrett or Mitutoyo metric/english 6" rule
7. Feeler gauges - I have a few Lisle sets, but open for suggestions on improvements.

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Old 10-14-2017, 07:39 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting as I was thinking the same.

I also need some inside bore mics.
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Old 10-14-2017, 09:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting as I was thinking the same.

I also need some inside bore mics.
How large? I have some inside sets that go from 4 to 40", and some smaller stuff as well. Rusty when I got them, but it cleans up pretty easy with steel wool and 3 in 1 oil. Whatever Starrett makes them out of, it's durable.
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Cant go wrong with a Sunnen bore gage-
Dial Bore Gages - Sunnen
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:26 AM   #5
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How large? I have some inside sets that go from 4 to 40", and some smaller stuff as well. Rusty when I got them, but it cleans up pretty easy with steel wool and 3 in 1 oil. Whatever Starrett makes them out of, it's durable.
Lol, I worked with an engine builder that had a multiple set, you just used the same mic.

Anything you could help with RonA??
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:31 PM   #6
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Cant go wrong with a Sunnen bore gage-
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thanks, I almost forgot about bore gauges
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