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Re: (ET) steering spindle sticking
If you can hammer the spindles out, you can restore the spindle to round
and smooth, use a shell reamer to clean the bushing, or drill out
oversized and put in bronze bushings. Grease and reassemble.
Robert W. Klein II
SSGN Deputy Technical Manager AWS/AWSS
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Newport, RI 02841
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From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu [mailto:elec-trak-bounces
cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of Banks, Michael J.
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 11:44 AM
To: Christopher Zach
Cc: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: Re: (ET) steering spindle sticking
I was hoping I wouldn't get that answer. Cause if these spindles
weren't grease well. I have real doubts the axle to frame connection
was greased. Hopefully that will come out. If I have to go that
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Zach [mailto:czach computer org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 10:53 AM
> To: Banks, Michael J.
> Cc: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
> Subject: Re: (ET) steering spindle sticking
> Banks, Michael J. wrote:
> > To make a long story short. Any advice on getting the
> spindle out of
> > the front end? Or Any advice on the tight steering in general?
> I think you're doomed. The problem is without grease the front end
> spindles tend to gall. Once this happens they get *stuck* in there
> solid. You might try drilling away until the walls collapse,
> but that's
> a class-1 pain.
> Don't keep trying to steer otherwise you will need a new
> pillow bearing.
> Best option is to buy a new set of spindles and an axle. They
> go cheap;
> people have these things sitting in fields, and they tend to
> last unless
> you forget to grease them. Call Harold Zimmerman; I think I got mine
> from him when I did this same thing.
> To everyone: Please get a grease gun from somewhere and grease the
> axles. I recommend the front axles, rear axles, the two
> spindles and the
> little one in the middle.
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