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#1 wohnson89

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:15 PM

This is my very first bbb i have ever done. I moved through it very quickly, i did this mod on the internals, until i started into the process of trying to figure out how to make it fire micros and stefans. I looked at a lot of the bbb mods in the directory and didn't find a barrel style that i liked to much. So i decided to resurrect an old firefly of mine that the front barrels were removed from leaving a hollow cavity inside the revolving barrel.
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(i traded my neighbor a wooden pallet for it)
I then carved the fire fly down to fit on the bbb. Which looks like this.
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and the internals
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Then i took the plastic barrels i had cut off and made them into dart holders in the back of the gun, and shaped the rest out of epoxy putty.
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And now I'm stuck, i can't figure out how to attach the brass (9/16) into the firefly and make it have a tight seal with the bbb.

Do i wrap the barrels with e-tape at the ends to seal it then put some plastic repair epoxy or some kind of adhesive? than put a piece of rubber or something like that between the bbb and the front of the orange piece on the bbb to seal it?

got any suggestions? :huh:
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:21 PM

So, let me get this straight... The 9/16 is going up to the back of the turret? If so, to make the seal, the best option would either be an o-ring or neoprene washer.
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#3 wohnson89

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:26 PM

So, let me get this straight... The 9/16 is going up to the back of the turret? If so, to make the seal, the best option would either be an o-ring or neoprene washer.


Yes the brass will go all the way to the back, and does ace hardware carry those kind of washers?
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:30 PM

So, let me get this straight... The 9/16 is going up to the back of the turret? If so, to make the seal, the best option would either be an o-ring or neoprene washer.


Yes the brass will go all the way to the back, and does ace hardware carry those kind of washers?


Most ACE's have them.
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:39 PM

OK well now that that's figured out, how should i attach the 9/16 brass barrels into the turret.
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:45 PM

So, let me get this straight... The 9/16 is going up to the back of the turret? If so, to make the seal, the best option would either be an o-ring or neoprene washer.


Based on my experiences with Firefly turrets and seals, I would have to disagree. I tried using a rubber washer many times and could never get a good seal. I recently decided to try using some foam I cut up from a BBB missile (not the fin, but the red cylindrical body). When I placed my thumb over the end of the barrel and blew into the coupler behind the turret, I could not force any air out of the seal in between the turret and the coupler. I blew really really hard and nothing got out. The lubricant is also a very important part to getting a turret to work flawlessly. I highly recommend using foam and lithium grease.

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#7 wohnson89

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 11:56 PM

So, let me get this straight... The 9/16 is going up to the back of the turret? If so, to make the seal, the best option would either be an o-ring or neoprene washer.


Based on my experiences with Firefly turrets and seals, I would have to disagree. I tried using a rubber washer many times and could never get a good seal. I recently decided to try using some foam I cut up from a BBB missile (not the fin, but the red cylindrical body). When I placed my thumb over the end of the barrel and blew into the coupler behind the turret, I could not force any air out of the seal in between the turret and the coupler. I blew really really hard and nothing got out. The lubricant is also a very important part to getting a turret to work flawlessly. I highly recommend using foam and lithium grease.


That will save some money. and i do use lithium grease now.

p.s. part of your post, if taken completely out of context, sounds well... you can figure it out."I blew really really hard and nothing got out. The lubricant is also a very important part to getting a turret to work flawlessly." just replace "turret" with "it" and tke out "a", and BAM! that's one spicy sentence. :huh:
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