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Old 03-19-2011, 10:17 AM
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Aunt Flow says it's a bleeder...


Looks a lot like the top of a grease gun....which has a bleeder. Think of the machining to make a passage to the pivot pin versus it being a bleed point.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:46 PM
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I have another question about the picture. What are all the bolts going through the hull for? Are those to patch bullet holes?lol..
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I have another question about the picture. What are all the bolts going through the hull for? Are those to patch bullet holes?lol..
cause it's a 1968 Race Boat and there is a lot going on back there.


Like 2 trim pumps, 2 steering mounts (twin cable steering), lifting eye mount (not like I would ever use it to lift the boat but it's there), fresh water inlet for flushing, twin trim ram mounts, rocker tabs mounts, sea water pick up, rudder assemble, stern light, 2 of the 4 exhaust ports, scupler cable mount, tie downs .....I think I missing something.........anyway you can see there is a lot going on back there.

This side is even worse.

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Old 03-21-2011, 03:16 PM
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f-nscreenname, what I see is a grease fitting. If you follow the housing back from the fitting if it is a grease fitting for the pivot point (original application) usually the casting for a passage way is visable in the casting. Let me if you want me to stop and have a look.
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f-nscreenname, what I see is a grease fitting. If you follow the housing back from the fitting if it is a grease fitting for the pivot point (original application) usually the casting for a passage way is visable in the casting. Let me if you want me to stop and have a look.
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My guess is, considering that the ram's original design was for the main gear strut of a Cessna 210, that it is a grease fitting that is plugging the hole left by the gear lock indicator that was obviously removed when the ram was converted for marine use.... which means, the journal should lead to the hyd fluid side and not to the pivot pin...

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And a drum roll please............................................ .................................................. .....................


Grease fitting for the top pin.
Took a little bit delicate surgery to find out but I didn't break anything so all is good.

Thanks for your help everyone.
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And a drum roll please............................................ .................................................. .....................


Grease fitting for the top pin.
Took a little bit delicate surgery to find out but I didn't break anything so all is good.

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I think i'm going to need to see grease oozing from around that pin ...



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