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Old 10-08-03, 23:19
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How long to keep VERY seized Carrier track in a tank of red diesel to penetrate well into the metal?

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Old 11-08-03, 23:10
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Hi Jeff

I'm not really a carrier man, but I have soaked plenty of things in Diesel over the years.

Your track links are dry pin I think?. I would think that a couple of months should pass before you haul them out to give them a beating. A bit of local heat would not go amiss at this stage, I assume you will fit new pins?

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Old 12-08-03, 00:00
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Default Carrier Track

Hi Jeff

Why not try the old timer method of immersing the track in a mix of molasses and water 1:4 or 5. It is a long process but has been proven to free even the most solid rust encrusted articles. As it is a natural process it is environmentally friendly and non-damaging to the items being restored.

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Old 10-09-03, 05:58
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Default try pop

I heared Coke worked good, but thats alot of pop.
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Old 12-09-03, 19:08
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The Coke works better on brass and copper items, don't drink it afterwards though !!

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Old 12-09-03, 23:21
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Default Coke

I should add that if you add a few drops of washing up liquid it works better as it reduces the surface tension, warming it up a little speeds things up. This method works wel on data plates and the like, but you will need to soak the item for several weeks.

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Old 13-09-03, 01:11
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Default seized track

I soaked my track in ordinary hydraulic oil. (didnt know about molasses) anyhow when i hauled it out it was a matter of using two pry bars and trying to get the links moving. if you cant try abit of heat. I used the gas plant because you can control the amount. I guess the result depends a lot on how rusty, how much wear,and a lot of other things. It was apretty physical exercise.If you have some good workshop facilities, you will win,even if you have to sacrifice the odd link or two. Remember that to steer the carrier the links have to be able to move sideways, so there is some end float in the pins. You can drive them back and forward a little if the pins aren't worn stepped.
Just put them in the oil and get on with other parts of your project for a while. Good luck!
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Old 06-10-03, 20:18
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Default 2 NOS tracks available...

Hi folks,
When Len Kulacki picked up his Mk2 carrier last week, the deal came with some spares, but of import is the 2 complete NOS tracks. Len is currently replacing some single damaged track links on the set that are already mounted, but he expressed a willingness to part with the spare set if it put a another carrier on the road.

No idea of the cost, but I know there are a lot of Mk2 bits he needs for his carrier that might go into a trade....

His email is c.kulacki@att.net
Just let him know you heard he had extra track from Jim.

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