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2004 International 7300

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by materthegreater, Sep 27, 2021.

  1. materthegreater

    materthegreater Well-Known Member

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    I must be kind of a hack as well because I tried all of those! The brass is just so soft it's deforming and won't move.
     
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  2. cfherrman

    cfherrman Senior Member

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    Ratchet strap? Lol probably can't get enough torque.

    Maybe a chain tong
     
  3. Keith Merrell

    Keith Merrell Well-Known Member

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    Too bad its brass or I'd say weld something to it
     
  4. cfherrman

    cfherrman Senior Member

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    Did you try to shrink it?
     
  5. materthegreater

    materthegreater Well-Known Member

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    I guess I need to get a longer handle chain wrench. And maybe try shrinking it. I assume you are referring to dry ice or similar?
     
  6. cfherrman

    cfherrman Senior Member

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    Take a torch and heat it up, take a smoke break and let it cool down and the metal will shrink, then try it.
     
  7. Willie B

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    I'm trying to understand the brass. I see female thread inside the steel barrel. I presume there must be male thread outside the barrel & Female in the brass, but I don't see them.
    Do you know the brass comes off? Might repack be accomplished without removing the brass part?
     
  8. materthegreater

    materthegreater Well-Known Member

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    Cfherrman, I did try heating the steel barrel and letting it cool. I'll try it with just the brass.

    Willie, I was able to get the brass nuts off the top two stages. The threads you are seeing are from the next stage that is pushed back into the lowest barrel. Here are some pictures to help clarify

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  9. mekanik

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    It looks like there is a lock pin drilled and staked in place.
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  10. materthegreater

    materthegreater Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there was a brass pin there. I drilled it completely out so it shouldn't be restricting removal of the nut.
     
  11. mekanik

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    Can you borrow or rent a big chain wrench?
     
  12. materthegreater

    materthegreater Well-Known Member

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    I think that will have to be my next option
     
  13. materthegreater

    materthegreater Well-Known Member

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    Finished a job a little early today so spent some time this afternoon building a wrench.

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    After about an hour of pounding on the wrench handle with a 3 lb hammer and heating the barrel and reinforcing the wrench several times, I was able to get a little over one full turn on the nut. It is VERY tight. Regular work for a day or two will give my arm a little time to recover for the next round.
     
  14. cfherrman

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    Wow, good you got it moving