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Old 04-28-2003, 09:18 AM
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Yup, I Got The Welder Out After Mine... Welded The Nut On The Shaft...


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Old 04-28-2003, 09:22 AM
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Did you get the thing home?Thats the important thing!Hope you got it back to the Great Lake State!!!!!
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yes it is home dyno
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Old 04-28-2003, 10:07 AM
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Do Not weld on a heat treated fastener! Sure the nut won`t come off but the welding process will cause the fastener to become brittle and allow it to fail at a point lower that it was originaly rated.
If it is properly torqued, you shouldn`t have a problem. Properly Torqued means ''correctly torqued'' not over or under.
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I tow all the time with three or four different receivers and never had one come loose. I put them on with a normal size impact, with just a lock washer, about 250 ft.#'s. If the ball is all messed up from a pipe wrench grease wont help much. Make sure it's nice and smooth and put it to the torque it says. The only other thing I would do is buy one that has enough shank to put two nut's on. Or spend the cash on one of those nice one's with the three ball's on it that has the pin's to change the hight.
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Next time don't have that same woman tighten your ball. Put a little grease on your ball and that will fix-it.
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Old 04-28-2003, 10:52 AM
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When I said buy a welded one I meant buy one that is already welded from a manufacturer. They are right welding one that is already made will take the temper out of it and make it brittle. Grease has always worked for me and make sure the ball is in very good shape. Let us know if your boat passes you one day.
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rocky, I think your rent this summer just went up.
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Probably going up just enough to buy a couple of 500HP's!!!
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