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Old 10-13-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Got a small problem on our '78 Argosy. The problem is, everytime we wind it up, the nut keeps coming off the threaded shaft on the front right stabilizer jack. Any ideas on correcting this? Gettin' tired of lying on my back in the mud to put it back on. We don't have this issue on the other three. Doesn't seem to matter how tight I get it.
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It is most likely stripped.
Replace the nut and possibly the bolt and tighten lightly and use locktite.
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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Thanks cats. It is not stripped, however, but the locktight is a good idea.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:48 PM   #4
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tack or spot weld
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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Or if locktite doesn't cut it and welding is awkward you could use epoxy for a more semi-permanent solution.

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Old 10-14-2007, 05:14 AM   #6
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Got a small problem on our '78 Argosy. The problem is, everytime we wind it up, the nut keeps coming off the threaded shaft on the front right stabilizer jack. Any ideas on correcting this? Gettin' tired of lying on my back in the mud to put it back on. We don't have this issue on the other three. Doesn't seem to matter how tight I get it.
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Hi Dave; Simplest solution to that problem is to use Pinch nut or Nylock Nut. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:07 PM   #7
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Boatdoc, I am not familiar with those products. I'll check them out.
thanks, Dave
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:22 PM   #8
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Drill a hole through the nut and shaft and drive a roll pin through.
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bring it down next time i have the welder fired up and we can tack all 4 in place.

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bring it down next time i have the welder fired up and we can tack all 4 in place.
Mighty convenient offer there Dave! Might be the HD lube is just too good -- your stabilizers still looked pretty good here. Love that Minuet!

Today I just happened to run across another recent thread on this subject. I'll have to keep my eye on them.
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Another alternative to nylon locking nuts ("Nylok") and/or Locktite, is a jamb nut, which is a second nut threaded onto the shaft and tightened down onto the first nut. It works best if you tighten nut one thoroughly and then hold it in place with a wrench while tightening nut two down onto it.
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bring it down next time i have the welder fired up and we can tack all 4 in place.

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Yah John, sounds good-thanks. You all gotta see John's vintage arcwelder droid someday. It's a life force unto itself.
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sounds like an antique aircraft.

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