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Billy McCombs

Bakersfield California, USA
Post Posted 11 Jan 2018 7:49 pm     Reply with quote

Will Bell cranks from a MSA work for a Derby?
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Dick Sexton

Greenville, Ohio
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 6:17 am     Derby Cross Shafts Reply with quote

Billy, my Derby Cross Shafts are 5/16". If the MSA bell cranks will fit that size cross shaft, they should work.

I have seen Derbys outfitted with Emmons bell cranks to get more adjustability. I think many steels use this size cross shaft. Emmons, GFI, Fessy, Magnum come to mind.
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Al Evans

Austin, Texas, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 8:59 am     Reply with quote

For what it's worth, the cross shafts on my (1976) MSA are 3/8".
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Charley Bond

Inola, OK, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 10:14 am     Bell Cranks Reply with quote

The Bell Cranks on a Sierra use a 5/16 hole. I think the Olympics use a 0.125 Dia Pull Rod. I have some with holes & even a few with slots.
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