Help: Looking for IBM timing belt replacement.

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Thu Dec 23 18:26:47 2004

On Thu, 23 Dec 2004, Joe R. wrote:

> I doubt McMaster Carr will be of any help. You have to have an account
> with them AND a tax number before they'll sell to you. And that's even if
> you walk into one of their locations. I doubt they'd even talk to you if

   Um, that's just the opposite of my own experience - I buy from them all
the time - just got a roll of magnet wire in to re-build a motor - gave
'em my credit-card and shipping address and it showed up the next day.
Ditto with the cool little Whitney-Roper hand metal-punch kit. Ditto with
the timer for my little pressure-washer.

   You sure you aren't thinking Grainger? Those boys can be obtuse when
they want to. But I've never had a bit of the trouble you relate, with
McMaster, for many years now. Strange...

   Stock Drive Components is a great outfit, and have a lot of the more
obscure stuff that is sometimes needed in restoring Old Gear.


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