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No 3's Construction pages Part One
December 21st 2002
Today I have been soldering the bushes into the coupling rods and the motor mounts.
The steel parts were cleaned thoroughly with a class fibre 'pencil' and wet & dry paper followed by a rub down with white spirit to remove any traces of oil & grease.
Next, I fitted the bushes and
applied plenty of flux. Then gently heated up the area
using a gas blowlamp. When the area is hot
enough, the solder should flow around the join, if it
doesn't flow, then the area isn't hot enough! I got all
the bushes ready in place so I just moved on to the next
area when I had finished the previous one.
When cooled, I washed the pieces in warm water and detergent to remove the flux. The flux, if left on, will eventually eat away the metal. A final rub down with the white spirit and they are ready for painting, or the next stage.
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©Terry Bowden. 2002/2003 Last updated 13 April 2005