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Forum topic by Karda posted 05-15-2018 04:34 AM 531 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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05-15-2018 04:34 AM

Hi I have a cone live center and like it very much. Recently the screw in cap on the back of the center is unscrewing it self and I can’t tighten it any suggestions thanks Mike


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 05-15-2018 04:39 AM

It’s not needed and won’t effect operation… but if it bugs you, you can secure it with a little bit of blue loctite. If you don’t have any handy, you can try using some regular glue first (PVA, CA, etc…) to see if that will work for you.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 04:43 AM

ok thanks I know it won’t affect operation, when i am done using it the nut is hanging on the shaft. My concern is the bearings. I won’t worry about thanks Mike

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Nubsnstubs

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#3 posted 05-15-2018 06:21 PM

if you are going to use glue or anything to secure the lock nut, use it sparingly. Too much and it might get into the balls if it’s only shielded instead of having sealed bearings.

what part of NY are you in???............. Jerry (in Tucson)

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#4 posted 05-15-2018 08:35 PM

the tool to tighten it is a peg spanner – look here https://www.myford.co.uk/acatalog/PEG-SPANNER---SMALL-BORE--15572-1760.html

easy to make one

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#5 posted 05-15-2018 10:06 PM

Hi, Jerry, I live in Elmira Heights its a couple miles North of Elmira. about a 45 min drive south of Seneca lake

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