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Discussion in 'Fit & Finish' started by cuatroXcuatro, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Member

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    Maybe not that special but I was cleaning brass pins with acetone and I put them in a tray outside in the cold while they dried, don't like the smell in the shop. Well they contracted a bit due to the temperature and it sure made assembly easy. A good tray that held the cold helped.
    Cheers all.
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    That's a pretty good tip -- and a good excuse to get into the shop on a cold day.
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    For sure good tip. I used the freeze trick to fit bearings. Hey we could do some backyard cryo when the "polar vortex" is hanging around. LOL
     
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  4. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    They used to do this with valve seats in cylinder heads in the machine shop in my old store that I used to work at. Put them in the fridge freezer for a bit, they contract and as they heat up perfect fit!! Science is fun...sometimes.
     
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