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Re: [Tigers] Anderson Ackerman Kit

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Subject: Re: [Tigers] Anderson Ackerman Kit
From: Howard gentry <zymmer4@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:23:22 -0800 (PST)
       The steering parts in question have been 'heat treated". It means that
the steel parts have been made, hardened and annealed to preserve their high
strength properties..someone who heats a part that has been heat treated..or
welded..had better know how the part was hardened and annealed ..and...if the
weld could be treated the same way as the original part was treated..whthout
this knowledge, repaired steering parts will most certainly be weakened in
many ways..compared to the original steel parts.
     Heat treat is a special science of metaluragery that requires some
knowledge of particular steel reciepes and then how to treat the different
steels to allow them to be strong, not brittle..hard and not weak.  Any time
high heat is applied to hardened steel parts, something will have changed in
the structure of the parts being heated.

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--- On Sun, 2/22/09, Tony Somebody <achd73@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Tony Somebody <achd73@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Anderson Ackerman Kit
To: tigers@Autox.Team.Net, Rollright@aol.com
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009, 2:33 PM

Does anyone have any idea what a person does when or if he bends or breaks
steering arm on an orginal rack? Obviously several people- IE; Ramon and Jim
both both the kit BUT didnt install same for the same reason- there was no
returning to stock. I cant imangine that Doug Jennings or Dale A. perhaps
Scott Woreth or Tiger Tom( both Pa. Tiger guys from almost the beginning of
time)  doesnt know of a way to repair the stock R+P. I can see someone thats
good with metal straighting a bent one but you have to know about how to go
about heating the steel and not crystalizing same. I know many items that had
to be heated where coled in oil. I also know that you can ruin the chain in a
chain fall if it is holding a large load- say for example a steel chute in a
plant(coal in my expetrience) and there is no ground EXCEPT thru the
and steel choker holding the load. Ive seen the chains get so hot they would
burn yours hands bad if you grabbed on while
the welder was or had been welding. The older superintendents would give you
hell for being so dumb and destrioy the chain. Imangine if he was right and
the metal crystalized and later someone else lifting a two ton pic suddenly
was crushed becuse the chain broke. I never saw that happen BUT I did see
destroyed becuse the welder didnt attach another ground source. So, In
heating up the threaded rod could weaken it IF a metalurgist wasnt telling
how to keep from making the metal weak or remocing the carbon etc etc. ALL
that said- my question was- IS there anyone who knows how or where you would
replace the R+P arms if damaged beyond repair/

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