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  • joecb

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    #252785

    All good advice, each suggestion may prove best for a particular situation and/ or availability of critical resources. In general, if the bolt or stud broke off in a failed attempt unscrew, forget about easy-outs or left hand drills. If you have access to a welder, the “weld a nut” on the stub is about a sure fix. When resorting to the drilling out approach, accurately centering your drilled hole is essential for success. Rigid machine tool set-up ( bridgeport !) is best if you have the tools. When doing free hand or common drill press, the use of a guide bushing is best. A steel plate was suggested, good, or a jury rigged bushing as green-thumbs used. Another good bushing plate, use the mating part ( like a cylinder head) bolted in place using the good bolts, fit a bushing in the subject hole to suit the tap drill size of the broken thread.
    Another unusual fix.( not tried) … search use of alum to desolve steel fastener from aluminum part.

    Joe B


    joecb

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    #252372

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    #252320

    Testers …. It has always been my opinion that you get the same effect as increased air pressure by just increasing the spark gap on a regular tester

    Joe B


    joecb

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    #252319

    Tubs, as always, great work and thanks for posting. Please keep us informed of developments on the electronic option.
    I see potential for an article in the Outboarder

    Joe B


    joecb

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    #252139

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    #252132

    I have a trailer with the same axle, spring , fender set-up. I didn’t know the manufacturer, now I guess it’s a MasterCraft. Unfortunatly, mine does not demountable wheels, it has 8 inch wheels where the bearing hub is integral with wheel. The bearings and wheels are rated for highway use. Finding a spare wheel/ hub/ tire unit was a challenge. Finally found what is used on log splitters and such for over the road transport.
    A word of caution… keep a close eye on the axle ends of the two trailing arm struts where they bolt to the axle, look for fatigue cracks at the point where that tube strut is flattened. I had one fail on the road to Constantine two years ago. Also found cracks at the same location on the other arm.

    Joe B


    joecb

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    #251821

    Merry Christmas… remember that Christmas actually begins on December 25th and ends on January 6… so plenty of time to extend Christmas wishes to everyone

    Joe B


    joecb

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    #251705

    Could be any of the above mentioned or likely a combination, and additionally poor varnish insulation on the windings.

    Joe B


    joecb

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    #251517

    No don’t leave the stub, you should remove the broken off stub ,,, tweezers or a magnet will do it

    Joe B

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    joecb

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    #251225

    Of all the O rings on OMC that seem to cause a problem in correct fitting are the small ones used in the twin-hose pressure tank fuel connector. There have been several proposed standard replacements for the originals, some seem too skinny some too fat. I’m not sure where we are on this one, at this point in time.

    Joe B


    joecb

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    #250680

    My guess is that it contains phosphoric acid as the active ingredient. Same stuff as in Coca Cola, just stronger concentration.

    Joe B


    joecb

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    #250627

    Bucc… another nice creative fix. I think that that warrants a tech article for the Antique Outboarder

    Joe B

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