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Thanks, guys. The threads are a way to pass on ideas and techniques, but also a way to get together with like-minded people. A lot of what I know was from other people passing on their knowledge and experience online , in person and over the phone. Some of the knowledge is pretty basic, but seeing how someone can take a project one bite at a time and work their way through problems makes us all see how we can do it too. I have been wondering how many lurkers are out there, some past members just checking in, or those who have joined but don't feel like getting in on the conversation...or maybe its just us seven or eight guys. LOL!
 

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More process pics. The hardware gets refinished by a multi-step process of degreasing, bead blasting, de-burring and reshaping, chasing threads, wire wheeling, degreasing again, and finally plated with cadmium or zinc.
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This is after bead blasting.


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Because screw often end up with buggered up heads, they need to be sanded to take off burrs, and hammered to smooth them out. The hammering can take some pretty nasty looking Phillips head screws and make them presentable again.
This is an example of a screw after hammering the head down. It had a bunch of burrs and buggering, but looks pretty good now. The piece of metal it is sitting in allows you to hold the screw on an opened vise for the ponding. There are different sized holes for different sizes. This tool is simple but keeps the backside of the screw head flat. It is also indispensable for holding screws up to the wire wheel.


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These pics are in backwards order, showing the re-conditioning of a stator. This is the after pic.
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New wire sheathing, grommet, plug, and connectors used to bring it back. The cloth covering on the wires is just scooted up from the better sections of the wire that were protected by the old sheathing.
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Point and condenser are changed out, the plate is bead blasted, and a new outer edge o-ring and shaft seal are installed.
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The ugly before.
great tips!
 
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