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05-06-2005 04:09 AM  13 years agoPost 1
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Building my first (Pred)gasser, it will be for AP not 3D. I'm hesitant to follow the directions as far using Loctite where the bearings meet the shafts and bearing seats, particularly in the tailgear box. Seems like it would cause future headaches disassembling/maintance/replacment and possibly contaminate bearings. It seem like they will function fine without threadlock, the fits are quite tight.

On the .30s I have built, I liked to assemble with little thread lock, run a tank or two on the ground, then disassemble the drivetrain and inspect. Then reassembling with threadlock , I'm confident I have a good parts fit and I check if any ball links need sizing etc., after some break-in. Not sure if this is really the way to go but it gives me a (false?) sence of security

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had experiences, good or bad not "welding" the tail bearings in place. I'm tempted to omit this step,
at least initially.

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05-06-2005 03:18 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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I usually don't fasten the bearings in the tail gearcase, but if I were going to I would use the correct Loctite which is 603/609.

More info. on Loctite:

http://www.runryder.com/t145896p1/

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05-06-2005 05:03 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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geeze
I didn't know there was such a pallet of thread lock. I dont even think my tubes have #s. One says "blue" and one says somthing about Mopar headbolt or rocker stud lock, I figured that would be strong

I did use a dab on the tail hub but none in the gear box. I'll let you know if I melt it

I think I'm gonna fire this thing up Sunday! Gotta track down some Amsoil.

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