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Old 11-13-2006, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you count splines

Do you count the peaks or valleys to determin the spline count?? OH ON an axle
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1-2-3...

The actual splines... as in the peaks.
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Old 11-13-2006, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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1....2....3....
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I usually like to take the axle and put it up to my front tooth and spin it while I count the number of splines, Sometimes you end up chipping a tooth, but you definitely feel each spline as they pass by. LOL
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Or you could hit someone with it, and count the little red marks.
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How do you count splines

mark one with chalk as a starting point and count the high points.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Don't listen to those guys. You will end up with a rough estimate at best. In order to accurately determine the number of splines, use the following formula:

S = sqr rt (0.5*(P^2+V^2))

where; S= number of splines, P= number of peaks, V= number of valleys.

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Old 11-14-2006, 07:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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You guys are all nutz- I bought a spline checker offa ebay-
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S = sqr rt (0.5*(P^2+V^2))

where; S= number of splines, P= number of peaks, V= number of valleys.


Thats all and good but whats sqr rt and ^ ??
I'm no math wizz and I havent been in school sence 1971 other than I've been working in an Elemintary school the past 20yrs. I didn't get it 30yrs ago and I don't get it now... LOL...
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Oh ... and once you think you're done ...

Count them again, because it's easy to lose count on them little babies.

I count until two counts come up the same ... three times in a row
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thats how I do most of my math...
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This is childs play.

You just grab the spline end and squeeze it really hard for about 1 minute. Then count the lines in your hand. Best part is you WONT go back around.
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Or if you dont want to hurt your hand; put your lips around the spline end of the axle and...............

No, seriously I would get two markers red and blue. Color one spline blue and then just color the rest of them red. Get a piece of masking tape and wrap it around the splines or roll the splines across something that it will mark. Count the marks starting with blue and end the count in red. What do you think?

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