Can anyone advise me if the rear hub cush drive rubbers on a late ( 1949 ) Shipley Flyer are the same as ones on earlier models ?
My rear hub has 5 vanes cast into the outer part of the hub thus needing 10 rubbers. I am told that earlier machines only had 3 vanes.
I have puchased some rubbers from a club member but they don’t fit very snugly and will need quite a bit of fettling to have any chance of getting the hub together. – Is this usual ?
They are different to the prewar type that I have sold in sets of six for quite a while. (Still got a couple of sets !) You may have to buy some rubber block material and saw it to the appropriate size and shape, as I doubt if a supplier would be interested in making a batch. If you can find just one good one you could even mould a batch at home, using a rubber moulding kit bought from a hobbies supplier or eBay.
I’ve just had a look on eBay, after putting “Rubber moulding kit” into the search box, and got loads of hits. Note that there are Soft, Medium, and Hard grades available, and I would go for the Hard type.
Graham Moag lists cush drive rubbers in the spares. I have emailed him to ask if the 10 he lists for the Birmingham Scott will be correct for my late Shipley Scott.
I got a set of early rubbers from a club member. They are too big but I could fettle them to fit if none of the correct type are available.
If that fails I will look at casting some from scratch.