November 2015: I recently posted a request on the RA17 Yahoo Forum for an RA17L BFO Pointer and Retaining Disc. This prompted a bit of ‘chatter’ but alas no pointer. It would appear that there are quite few folks out there, like me, who are looking for these things. So, I have managed to find someone who can ‘turn’ these out for me in small quantities. Turn being the appropriate word, since unlike the originals, which were plastic, these replicas are ‘turned’ on a lathe from aluminium bar. A fine groove is then cut in the pointer part before it is given two coats of paint. Once the paint is hardened the groove is then filled with white wax before polishing. The photograph on the left shows the prototype in place on my RA117E.
Replica RA17L BFO Pointer and Retaining Disc * Now In Stock *
Two photographs of the prototype Pointer and Retaining Disc
Supplied as a kit of parts, ready for installation. Each kit contains the following: 1 x Pointer Ring. 1 x Retaining Disc. 2 x 8BA 3/16 inch steel screws. Price: £20.00 per kit, Free Postage world-wide. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these kits, please contact me via email.