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Old 06-09-2013, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to use an Ion body with an Enmey

So, as I have been asked about what needs to be done to use the wide variety of bodies available for the Ion, with an enemy.

Well, it's quiet easy.
The main thing is getting the breach threaded to use an Ion feedneck.
I have been informed by Yoda to stick with the classic Ion feednecks.
I might finally have someone who can do this. Will inform when it's a sure thing.

Then, the other thing is modifying the front of the body where the ASA screws to the powertube. I used a Dremel. But I will get a price to have it done more professionally for those uncomfortable doing it themselves.

Here you can see my hack job. Wich you can't see once the powertube is in.


Untitled by markwhensley, on Flickr

One of the things I do, which isn't necessary, and is mainly cosmetic, is make a small cover that slips over the ASA. I had a section of carbon fibre tubing. I cut a short section. And then cut about a half inch wide vertical section out of the tubing, which gives it a nice finish.
You can see it in the picture here:


Untitled by markwhensley, on Flickr

Then, the last thing is the frame screws. Depending on the body you use, you might need slightly longer,or slightly shorter screws. If you hear an air leak, once the trigger frame is screwed on, then that means the rear screw is too long, and needs a couple of threads cutoff.
You can see the front screw if you look in the breach, and it will be pretty obvious if the front screw is too long.

Now, one more thing to be aware of is the NDZ flame bodies. They made them about 1/16" too small. I have one, and am going to see how much it will cost to get it honed out. The other bodies Ive used have fit fine.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well that's simple enough, haha. I was expecting some more work.

Did you just have to cut out the little rectangular area on the bottom of the hole, or more? With the scratches on the left and right it seems like you had to expand the size of the hole all the way around too.

And do the cuts need to be a precise measurement, or just approximate?
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Well that's simple enough, haha. I was expecting some more work.

Did you just have to cut out the little rectangular area on the bottom of the hole, or more? With the scratches on the left and right it seems like you had to expand the size of the hole all the way around too.

And do the cuts need to be a precise measurement, or just approximate?
Cuts are approximate. But I actually cut the entire hole. Not just the rectangular. Took about 4-5 cutting disks. The only hole that is there originally, is the hole the screw goes though.
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Oh, got ya. I didn't know if Ion bodies already had the whole and you just had to modify it. What bits did you use? I'm sure there is a bit that won't break/wear out that quickly.
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I'm sure if you have a proper kind of workshop, you could use a reamer or something like that.
I simply used the red cutting disks.
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So it's the internal body/mechanism of the eNME that needs to be threaded, not the body, correct?
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So it's the internal body/mechanism of the eNME that needs to be threaded, not the body, correct?
Correct.


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Have you looked into a Spyder type feedneck? Not so sure one would work with that black body of yours, seeings the body is so close to the hole. It will certainly be easier to DIY; drill one hole and tap a 8-32 or 10-32, whatever it is.

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I know this is kind of older, but are these modifications a payable service yet?
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I know this is kind of older, but are these modifications a payable service yet?
I posted a link to a machinists who can thread the feedneck. I'm not sure where the thread is. Check here on mcarterbrown as well as pbnation.

Modifying the body will be a DIY job using a dremel and some cutting disks.
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