Quote Originally Posted by epatsellis
By any chance, does anybody have a couple of short (5-6" length) of rack gear lying about? I KNOW I have some, somewhere among my 2 storage units and workshop, but so far they've been quite elusive.

that stuff is too expensive to just leave laying around. What you are looking for can be found at Small Machine Parts (I think that's what it is called). You're going to pay about $40 for that brass.