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thread cleaning
« on: 14.06. 2017 14:12 »
I recently nearly had a heart attack when I discovered the thread on the crank ,drive side appeared to be knackered !I'd almost decided to split the motor and send the crank of to be sorted when I sent an email to our ever helpful moderator Musky . He suggested i get a split die and with it slacked off run it up and down and see if I could get some thread back .Basically as he said what did I have to lose ? so have a go. I bought the die and after cleaning the first thread with a file got the die on in what I thought was the correct position and then worked slowly backwards and forwards with the die using plenty of oil until I caught the 4 untouched threads after about an hour to would spin from one end to the other and the amount of swarf in the die was amazing .
Cleaned up I whizzed the sprocket and cush drive together without further problems using locktite and washer and split pin.this was the first time I'd used a die and was really pleased with the result and of course the time effort and cash saved as you can imagine many many heartfelt thanks were sent over to Musky.
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Re: thread cleaning
« Reply #1 on: 14.06. 2017 14:13 »
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Re: thread cleaning
« Reply #2 on: 16.06. 2017 22:47 »
A thread file is also another good tool to have in the garage
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