Author Topic: Bond Minicar Handstarters  (Read 26427 times)

Bob Purton

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Re: Bond Minicar Handstarters
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2009, 09:50:36 AM »
Rumour has it that Marcus was the drummer and had to play the gigs in drag, it was tough to find work in the eighties! Thats why he built the drumcar, so if tumbled he could make a fast getaway!

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Re: Bond Minicar Handstarters
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2009, 09:34:39 PM »
I know brass looks the same but its properties are completely different to phosphor bronze, brass will wear out very quickly where as the bronze will wear much better, that's why its used in bearings, kingpins bushes etc. Do you have access to a lathe?

Unfortunately not  :( and the price of rod phosphor bronze is up there with gold and platinum!   Still, I'll hunt around and see what I can find in the local scrapyard.  Maybe I could use the p-b bearings on an old kingpin kit that's lurking in my shed....!