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Athearn AC4400 AC Flywheels

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:12 AM

SeeYou190
i prefer a fine threaded c-clamp.

Me too.

In fact I've taken to using modified adjustable bar clamps to reduce the amount of 'turning' involved with very long fine-thread clamp screws.  I note that some of these clamps are made with a hex that will fit a nutdriver to semi-automate some of that... if you stay out of the way of the whipping handle!

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Posted by CPbuff on Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:28 AM

Thanks everyone for the info! I have been able to place 3 non-conductive  washers in front of the rear flywheel totaling .045" and .015" behind the front flywheel by splitting washers and putting them over the shaft! It seem to work for now but if it looses a washer or wears one out I will then try the flywheel removal process... and I will have to be prepared to replace the motor should something go wrong during the flywheel removal!

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, November 22, 2020 11:40 AM

That is something I didn't see coming!  And no real reason why it shouldn't work a reasonably long time, especially if a couple of the washers are reasonably slippery like nylon.  Pity the self-lubricating ones I know of (e.g. acetal/Delrin) are too brittle for this method... does anyone have recommendations for this?

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