QB HDD question

QB HDD question

Joined: July 2nd, 2006, 6:50 pm

August 30th, 2010, 8:23 pm #1

Steve, I will go ahead and ask this here since it might help someone else. Concerning the slot in the tube that the HDD rides in. How smooth do you recommend. Just about everybody polishes all the slots since they are pretty ruff from the OEM. Leave it alone, just take out the high spots, or make it shine. Also, if you go to polishing the slot up, what dimension is the max the slot can be opened up and still work with the HDD. TIA.

David

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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 3:51 am

August 30th, 2010, 11:03 pm #2

..leave the slot alone. The HDD uses friction as a brake, smooth generally keeps it from working all that well.
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Joined: May 12th, 2001, 1:29 pm

August 30th, 2010, 11:53 pm #3

Steve, I will go ahead and ask this here since it might help someone else. Concerning the slot in the tube that the HDD rides in. How smooth do you recommend. Just about everybody polishes all the slots since they are pretty ruff from the OEM. Leave it alone, just take out the high spots, or make it shine. Also, if you go to polishing the slot up, what dimension is the max the slot can be opened up and still work with the HDD. TIA.

David
So please leave the finish alone if you plan to use an HDD. Polishing the Slot will diminish the effectiveness of the HDD by keeping it from generating adequate braking action when the Pin expands it.

Steve
Last edited by pneuguy on August 31st, 2010, 12:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: July 2nd, 2006, 6:50 pm

August 31st, 2010, 12:40 am #4

it up long ago. After fiddling around I got the sense of how it worked. Thats why I asked.

David

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Joined: May 12th, 2001, 1:29 pm

August 31st, 2010, 10:40 pm #5

...we'd certainly have warned about its potential to interfere with the HDD.

Steve
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Joined: July 2nd, 2006, 6:50 pm

August 31st, 2010, 11:05 pm #6

will there is a way.

David

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Joined: May 12th, 2001, 1:29 pm

September 1st, 2010, 12:13 am #7

...universal to fans of these "Chinese 160s."

Steve
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