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Thread chaser for pivot posts 268

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Thread chaser for pivot posts
« on: May 12, 2022, 11:15:57 PM »
Hi here is my first contribution. I'm new to modding and I may have solved a nonexistent problem, but in case this interests anyone... I wanted to clean the gunky Loctite out of pivot post threads, so I created a tiny thread chaser. I discovered that the threads are #6–40 (at least on the wave, rebar, and wingman). So I got the right bolt and filed a couple of slightly diagonal notches along it (I could have used a tap, but I didn't want to risk removing any metal).
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Newbie Posts: 18
Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2022, 11:16:40 PM »
Here is the thread chaser in use.
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Newbie Posts: 18
Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2022, 11:17:12 PM »
Here is the crud that came out of the threads.
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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 27,490
Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2022, 11:46:29 PM »
 :like:.  Good idea.  Why not start with clean threads  :salute:

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Newbie Posts: 18
Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 08:25:07 AM »
I think if you softened up the Loctite with some solvent first you would get more stuff out, but I haven’t tried that yet.
Global Moderator Just Bananas Posts: 73,683
Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 04:37:07 PM »
Always a good idea to clean things as much as you can :salute: Nice idea and pics  :tu: :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 58,955
Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 02:04:29 PM »
 :iagree: :tu:
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 21,897 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2022, 05:22:40 PM »
Always a good idea to clean things as much as you can :salute: Nice idea and pics  :tu: :like:

+1

 :cheers: :salute:

Thanks for sharing and for the pics.

 :tu: :tu:

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Re: Thread chaser for pivot posts
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2022, 09:45:41 PM »
Great idea, and thank you for the pictures and explanation!  :cheers:

 

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