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Kimberly    Posted 03-14-2019 at 20:28:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8N Control Lever
  • The control lever was broken and repaired and the last time we were in the hydraulics we used the repaired control lever. However, since I am going back in, I thought I would replace the lever. I purchased one off of flea bay and I wanted to check with you guys on if it is OK. Is the lever suppose to have the curve in it? Just want to make sure it is OK to use.

    JMOR    Posted 03-15-2019 at 11:36:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • here ya go:

    JMOR    Posted 03-14-2019 at 22:43:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • that isn't the correct way to check for 'straight', but too late for me to search for photos, so, maybe tomorrow.

    JMOR    Posted 03-15-2019 at 11:41:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • well, I am having trouble with posting picture today. Done this a 1000 times before, but?????????????????????

    Kimberly    Posted 03-15-2019 at 12:26:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thank you, that clearly shows things. I have found that trying to post an image with https in the url doesn't work; just http.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 03-15-2019 at 17:23:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not really. Depends on the certificate that goes with the domain name. Lots of turmoil in the certificate world right now and a lot of SSL certificates are being invalidated by the browsers. When that combination hits your browser may not trust the site and refuse to download the image.

    TOH

    Kimberly    Posted 03-15-2019 at 09:47:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Please when you can so I know how it should be. Thanks.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-14-2019 at 23:15:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • That was just me trying to give something as a guide since photos are 2D. I can take as many photos as needed and I can also make a video if it will help. Tell me what you need. I just want to make sure the part is good to go since it is a used part.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 03-14-2019 at 21:48:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It should be straight. The best way is to use a shop press, but other methods such as a jack and chain have been used. Be careful when springy metal things are under pressure.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-14-2019 at 22:05:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks but if I break it I won't be able to return it. There doesn't seem to be many of these available used and after market are expensive. I may continue to try and find one that doesn't need to be corrected.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 03-15-2019 at 08:19:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I was timid on the first one, but figured if it got bent without breaking it should be possible to bend it back. The one you have is not bent nearly as far as mine was. A shop press provides better control in a lot less time than rigging chains and a jack. The small ball stud on the end would be easy to snap off, so don't apply pressure if that weak part is touching anything.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-15-2019 at 09:46:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • OK, understood. My brother in law has a press. I might give it a try with his help. Just need to know how it should be.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 03-15-2019 at 11:45:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • This is just an image from the manual.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 03-15-2019 at 12:02:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mine had more bend in it.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-15-2019 at 12:29:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, so I see. So what is the procedure for straightening the arm? I will take it to BIL so I can use his press. I guess you take baby steps? The only heat source would be a propane torch; should it be heated before attempting to straighten it?

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 03-15-2019 at 21:51:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The plan was to go out to the shop, find a scrap piece of something and take pictures of how I straighten something on my press. Instead of scrap, I happened to have an actual bent control rod hanging by the press. So here's the basic setup on my many times rebuilt HF shop press.

    With one bent as much as this one, it probably should be straightened most of the way with the piece just laying on one arbor plate. I'm using an old wheel nut and scrap steel to raise the bar a bit so I can push the bend a little past straight on the first go. The rope isn't tight or really doing anything except catching the part if something should slip and it tries to come flying outta there.

    After the first whack it sprang back a lot more than expected. This is really springy stuff. I spread the plates out and just used the small piece of steel bar to make sure that small end of the linkage isn't touching anything.

    It's not done. There is still a kink near the small end. One more whack should do it, then I'll make sure it's straight side-to-side. I'm not using any heat because I feel work-hardening this piece a bit might make it a little less likely to be bent again. I have no idea how heating and various methods of cooling might affect the strength of this type of metal.

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