Re: VC brake issues

Dennis Wilkinson

Great idea! Will give it a try!

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From: <> On Behalf Of David
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Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Crosley-Gang] VC brake issues

Hi Dennis,

Do you have an extra unused washer that you can do a plated steel vs true
copper test with a magnet? If it is true copper you could anneal them. I
always do that when I have to reuse a copper washer. I hang the washer on a
piece of bailing wire and heat it over the flame of a gas stove or gently in
a propane torch until its cherry red then I quench it in water. That
softens them up really well and they seal much better. .


Brooklyn, NY

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