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Postby EZ » Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:02 am

It probably goes without saying.................but I will say it anyway,
When you are doing a rebuild/restore/spruce-up etc. to your Cub, or any other equipment, take the time to run a tap through any threads that you have exposed, especially in areas where a good seal is needed. I.e. the holes for your rad on the steering gear housing, dog-leg holes, anywhere on the touch-control, especially the bottom plate, basically anywhere that you have bolts out.

Just a tip.
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Postby WJ » Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:29 am

Thanks for the tip. It's a great one.
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Postby johnbron » Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:29 am

Funny you should mention that, I just did all the radiator bolt threads yesterday. I also do every exposed hole before re-bolting. I also wire-wheel all bolt threads and use never-seize. It sure makes it easier for re-doing screw-ups of which is not rare for me. :roll:
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Postby allenlook » Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:38 pm

I redid every bolt hole during my project, and wire-wheeled every bolt, using Neva-Seize on all of them.

It was a blessing when I had to remove a few of them due to putting things back together in the wrong sequence!
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