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#1 stiemmy ONLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 07:12 PM

Hope this is posted in the correct section?

This works on other rusty parts as well.

Cheers.https://youtu.be/VjzjdeaJb8U
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Posted July 25, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Also a good way to shrink bearing races to get them out of blind holes


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Posted July 25, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Muriatic Acid will eat All of the rust and won't touch the plastic or rubber or even the paint on it.All you have to do is find a way to submerge the wheel and column in it for 20-30 minutes.Then it will pull rite off without having to heat it at all. 


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Posted July 26, 2016 - 08:27 AM

I enjoyed the video right up until he installed the new wheel on the rusty shaft, without cleaning it or using anti-seize.


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Posted July 26, 2016 - 11:31 AM

I enjoyed the video right up until he installed the new wheel on the rusty shaft, without cleaning it or using anti-seize.

 

No problem - he can just weld that one off too!

 

I wonder what else he broke beating on it with a hammer.  Seems like a puller would have been a more appropriate tool.

One thing he didn't point out is he attached the ground lead to the wheel rather than the steering shaft or the tractor chassis.  It needs to be done that way to eliminate the chance of welding the wheel to the shaft.


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Posted July 26, 2016 - 12:55 PM

 And don't run a bead all the way around 'cause it'll make it tighter. Yes, a puller would have been my preferred tool.

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Edited by ol' stonebreaker, July 26, 2016 - 12:56 PM.


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Posted July 26, 2016 - 01:22 PM

You would think with all those fancy welders, he probably has a plasma cutter too. Even if he didnt, he could have used the stick welder for an air arc. I am better at burning stuff up with an arc welder than I am at welding with one.






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