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1975 Atkinson restoration 19 May 2019 22:02 #200677

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I had a similar issue on the Mack were the grill screws in
I did almost the same, I used stainless plate and drilled and tapped, followed by stainless bolts

Great job you are doing

Paul
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1975 Atkinson restoration 19 May 2019 23:36 #200680

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When I was at the sandblasters,they got a new stainless bottling machine,and bolted on plywood cover plates to give a shiny and frosted effect....... they .used stainless bolts......the bolts seized and wouldnt come out...........one of the blasters figured if he broke them all off,no one would notice........yeah ,right........they noticed.

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1975 Atkinson restoration 20 May 2019 08:13 #200681

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Stainless on stainless is a dangerous mix. Most times small bolts with light torque applied you are OK.
Any high torque applications and you need a minimum of a good oil or grease lube, preferably an anti seize
Have seen some very expensive repairs from screwing together parts with no lube.
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1975 Atkinson restoration 20 May 2019 08:14 #200682

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Should never use Stainless Bolts on Stainless Nuts with some sort of Lubrication Where I use stainless mainly put cav platede nylocs

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1975 Atkinson restoration 20 May 2019 10:02 #200684

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now ya tell me, at least I know now why I busted so many bolts, stainless /stainless nylocks, couldnt get some tight before they snapped. Hope I dont have to undo the rest in the future.
Sarge B)
ACCO Owner, Atkinson dreamer.

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1975 Atkinson restoration 20 May 2019 15:11 #200686

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I found out the hard way about doing up stainless bolts and nuts with out lube
I use never seize and it seems to work ok

Paul
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1975 Atkinson restoration 20 May 2019 16:56 #200693

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When I started putting stainless pipe down bores with real corrosive water it was suggested I use a different grade stainless coupling to the pipe found it was better to use brass couplings stainless on stainless was a mongrel to seal being so hard the threads won’t bed into one another
The first one I did was stainless couplings and the pipes would seep at the joins when the wind stopped water level at sixty metres took a while when the wind started to fill the pipes so pulled it up and Stagged couplings both ends fixed it don’t know how they will undo next time
Cheers Bluey

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1975 Atkinson restoration 20 May 2019 17:50 #200695

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Bluey60, for that situation I would be using Loctite 357 pipe sealant. It has Teflon lube and seals the threads without having to torque the daylights out of them.

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1975 Atkinson restoration 20 May 2019 19:09 #200698

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Don’t have to worry about it I always said climbing windmills was keeping me fit but then it got to the stage it was hurting too much so I’ve gone back farming full time no money but less aches in the legs
Ended up using brass couplings with graphite grease I always had it used it all the time on gal pipe two wacks with the hammer didn’t matter how long it had been there and they’d undo
Cheers Bluey
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1975 Atkinson restoration 24 Jun 2019 16:56 #201337

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fantastic job iv enjoyed following your work
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