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Re: The centre support bearing for a type-44 quattro found

> In message <3639C7FB.4778870@worldnet.att.net> ikessel@worldnet.att.net writes:
> > I've already done the homework for you guys a few mos ago, when I was
> > looking for an inexpensive digital caliper for Mike Zamikhovsky:
> > Imparts has one, for about 70 bux. All metal construction, 2nd place
> > after the decimal in Metric and 4th - in SAE. "ZERO" and "HOLD". Inside,
> > outside and depth measure.
> > Granted, Mitutoyo it is not, but it costs only 1/4 of its price also.
> > For 70 bux it's a tremendous value.

Actually, Mitutoyo does sell "economy" digital calipers (claimed
accuracy of only +- 0.005") for about $75. "Mycal," I think they call
them, which reminds me too much of "My First Sony."

> These things are magic for comparing parts.  Get it onto the first one,
> no matter what the size, and zero it.  Put it on the second, and read
> the delta directly.

Personally, I find my $3 plastic vernier calipers to be up to the job
for most car repairs. A tenth of a millimeter is plenty of precision
(though they're not accurate to every mark) for sizing up that bolt that
I need to go buy a socket for. 

- Wallace
  '87 5kcstq 150k