Worm end cap question and safety wire

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Worm end cap question and safety wire

Post by Stakebed » May 21st, 2015, 6:21 pm

Got the halves together yesterday (whew!), didnt have alot of time tonight to play with it but got the rear cap on but have some questions:

I know the 4 bolts that hold it on have holes drilled in the heads for safety wire. Anyone have an idea of how it looked as in correct way to wire these? Do all 4 holes in the heads have to be indexed the same way?

My rearend is the later 29 worm with the side hump for oil to drain and lube the thrust bearing, i used the later cap with the small 1/4" pipe plug hole if that makes any difference.

Also the torque tube to axle bolts: they also have holes drilled for safety wire - any correct way to do these?

Thanks - not alot of pictures showing these bolts safety wired around the web, is there a reason why you guys dont?

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Re: Worm end cap question and safety wire

Post by spectria » May 21st, 2015, 6:46 pm

Stakebed wrote:Got the halves together yesterday (whew!), didnt have alot of time tonight to play with it but got the rear cap on but have some questions:

I know the 4 bolts that hold it on have holes drilled in the heads for safety wire. Anyone have an idea of how it looked as in correct way to wire these? Do all 4 holes in the heads have to be indexed the same way?

My rearend is the later 29 worm with the side hump for oil to drain and lube the thrust bearing, i used the later cap with the small 1/4" pipe plug hole if that makes any difference.

Also the torque tube to axle bolts: they also have holes drilled for safety wire - any correct way to do these?

Thanks - not alot of pictures showing these bolts safety wired around the web, is there a reason why you guys dont?
Type: safety wire techniques into Google images and you will get a plethora of info. Point is, as you wrap and tighten and move on to each bolt your technique should maintain pulling in the tightening direction of the bolt head, or nut. ck youtube also.
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Re: Worm end cap question and safety wire

Post by Stakebed » May 21st, 2015, 7:24 pm

Yea i gotta get a pair of the special pliers and give it a few tries. Im mostly wondering why i don't see many restored trucks using safety wire. I got a spool of legit safety wire from Snyders a while back.

I gotta clean all the dried RTV off and touch up a few spots with paint but ill wait till i get it on the truck, gonna be a few more dings and bruises i think before its said and done.

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Re: Worm end cap question and safety wire

Post by dhetch » May 21st, 2015, 9:24 pm

Most guys who work on airplanes (large and small) do a lot of safety wiring and I have found them willing to not only loan me their tool, but also be more than willing to tell me what I did wrong when I used it. If you act dumb enough, rather than loan you their tool, they might just do it for you. Also, guys who have the tool seldom run out of the right size and type of wire.
You might also consider looking for the tools at a places that sell used tools including pawn shops and estate sales but be prepared for the person selling these tools to not even know what to call them or know what they do.
As far as why safety wiring is not as popular any more, I think it was the invention of Loctite.

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Re: Worm end cap question and safety wire

Post by Stakebed » May 22nd, 2015, 4:47 pm

For the handful of times I plan to use the pliers harbor freight sells a 6" and a 9" for about $10 a piece. Plus always have a lifetime warranty and a 20% off coupon so even if they only last a few times its worth it haha.

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Re: Worm end cap question and safety wire

Post by blgitn » May 23rd, 2015, 5:18 am

Very helpful! Thank you! :D
R/ Roger.

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