Friday, November 18, 2011

Ball joints...

 There is still a drip at the drain plug of the gear box even after a new copper washer and some aviation sealer. It is wet on the side and above; I suspect a leak at the seam.

The upper ball joint is apart.

There was a little ridge on the side which I erased (Which may have produced binding with a thinner ring). I removed .25 mm on the ring.  

The ball joint is tight, smooth and has no binding.

The upper one had a big play; about .4mm.

Turned out that it is not salvageable. I am waiting for a new upper ball joint from Dave Burnham.


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