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Half the Mounting Holes Drilled Out to 3/8"
« on: June 24, 2021, 03:25:14 pm »
Acquired a new-to-me Star Universal.  Everything looks original and in good condition, but does need a good cleaning, fluff & buff, and lube.
I'm curious as to why a previous owner would drill out the two "front" mounting holes to 3/8".  Has anyone seen a mounting arrangement that needed the front holes opened up to 3/8"? Some sort of quick-disconnect arrangement?

Could make using a Ray-Vin indexer more challenging, I guess.
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Re: Half the Mounting Holes Drilled Out to 3/8"
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 07:55:06 am »
Sometimes people just don't have enough 1/4" bolts in the drawer.   I have seen several where the mounting holes have been enlarged.

Since only the two in the front mounting holes have been enlarged, I would guess it had something to do with mounting an indexer.
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Re: Half the Mounting Holes Drilled Out to 3/8"
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2021, 04:55:11 pm »
Yeah, those pesky 1/4" machine screws. HaHa

Surprised the OEM Star mounting bolt wasn't a 17/64-28 UNS.
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