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Re: (ET) Wheel flange!

Great idea.  But have you ever tried to file an allen set screw?  They
can be ground, though.  

Weymouth MA

On Tue, 19 Dec 2006 10:58:36 -0800 (PST) Eric Adams
<airicadams yahoo com> writes:
> How about drilling and tapping new holes in a different place?  
>   Then grind or file the tips off the old set-screws and pretend 
> they were never there...
> "Konstanty, Walter (GE Indust, ConsInd)" <Walter Konstanty ge com> 
> wrote:
>       Can you turn them in to come out the ID?
>   How about an "Easy-out" ?
>   You may have to drill them out using a slightly smaller diameter 
> drill and then an Easy-out or drill and re-tap the hole.
>   ...Walt
>   -----Original Message-----
> From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu 
> [mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu]On Behalf Of 
> Kleinbrahm, Robert
> Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 10:15 AM
> To: Elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
> Subject: (ET) Wheel flange!
>   Hi ETers,
>   I have a loose wheel flange on an E-20 tractor that walks 
> in-an-out on the axel.  I have tried everything that I could think 
> of to loosen the allen screws, in order to remove the flange.  The 
> screws won't budge and I am afraid of rounding the heads.  I managed 
> to pull the flange off the axel with a wheel flange remover tool, 
> but ended up scoring the axel in the process.  I have the flange 
> off, but still am at a lose on backing the allens out.  I have tried 
> a torch to the flange, but still have the screws bound tight.  
> Anybody have another method of attack for this?
>   Thanks,
>   Bob K.
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