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Old 05-03-2006, 08:10 PM
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try the cutting wheel first, then maybe go after it with the socket/impact?
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Old 05-03-2006, 08:45 PM
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Weld a steel nut to it and take it off with a socket..
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Weld a steel nut to it and take it off with a socket..
This is what I would do.
Be careful how much heat you put into it though, you can damager the seals in the lower.
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Strip i used the prop lock socket on it by turning the socket so the teeth can be hit into the lock and make its own grooves and it will turn right off.This is why i don't buy prop locks any more because anyone with a prop lock socket and a hammer can still take off your props.
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I am SOL .I was trying to take the prop off and the teeth on the lock itself broke off The key is fine.Is there a trick besides a torch,air chisel or cut off wheel to get them off ?

With out damaging the threads of the shaft

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Look at it long enough and it will come off by itself
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:22 PM
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Did you send your product registration card into McGard? if you registered the product, McGard customer service will be able to send you another key. Worth a phone call.

I purchased a spare outdrive lock when I was at the factory recently for a meeting. I was also worried about braeking or loosing the key.
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Hope this doesn't screw up the 200 for you.
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The key is fine.Is there a trick besides a torch,air chisel or cut off wheel to get them off ?


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those are my tricks, Just keep in mind Its a boat challange is half the fun
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Regular cutting wheel until it is thin and then Dremel tool cutting wheel the rest of the way. When you get close, get a screwdriver and mallett and break it.

That or explosives. I vote for the latter.
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Paint the prop gold, and set it on the street corner. I am sure there are some fine young men in Jackson to remove it for you

Sorry for your misfortune Rob Are you going to PicWick?
We are still going to TickFaw 200 poker run.I would figure it would be more fun that the Pickwick race.

Thanks for the replies .I would have to cut the stainless collar off to weld anything to the brass nut,The collar is made to free spin when ya turn it. It looks like the best way is to take the cut off wheel and cut thru it.The teeth are gone so the key will not grab anything, nothings wrong with the key


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