Re: [SergentEng] Coupler bining in draft gear boxes
I like to fill in the voids where the two parts join along the sides of the shank and the round dimple on top of the shank with CA. Then I use a large flat file to take down the top of the shank until it's smooth. Depending on the installation, I may keep going with the file on both the top and bottom of the shank until it moves smoothly in the pocket.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Fort Worth TX
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From: "Alan Hummel ahummel72@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...>
Date: 08/16/2015 15:14 (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [SergentEng] Coupler bining in draft gear boxes
Thank you,will give them both a try,definately.
On Sunday, August 16, 2015 3:06 PM, "Mike Van Hove mvanhove@... [SergentEng]" <SergentEng@...> wrote:
Just thin the shank with a couple of strokes of a good, sharp, flat file. Try the fit as you go, you can always take off more, but it's hard to add some back on. VBG
And, yes, the reamer is your best friend. Go easy, as it cuts very well in this rather soft material. One twist and give it a try. You will soon learn how many turns to get a very good fit.
Mike Van Hove
On Aug 16, 2015, at 12:04 PM, Alan Hummel ahummel72@... [SergentEng] wrote: