[Healeys] Battery Post ????
WILLIAM B LAWRENCE
ynotink at msn.com
Sat Dec 1 13:23:31 MST 2007
Keep the torch away from the battery! (Just one of those reflexes. I can
imagine myself with a spoonful of molten lead in one hand and a lit propane
torch in the other absent mindedly setting the torch down pointing at the
cell vents...) An exploded battery would solve the battery post problem, but
cause many more.)
>From: John Loftus <loftusdesign at cox.net>
>To: "JACK NEWTON" <jmnewt at comcast.net>
>CC: "'healeys at autox.team.net'" <healeys at autox.team.net>
>Subject: [Healeys] Re: Battery Post ????
>Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 11:30:11 -0800
>Most likely you will need to dig down removing some lead around the broken
>off screw until
>you can get a needle nose vise grip or something similar to back out the
>screw. If successful,
>you can then get some lead (fishing weights work well), put them in a metal
>spoon or cup and
>apply heat from below with a propane torch. It doesn't take much heat to
>melt the lead and you can
>then pour it into the damaged area. Let it cool and then hammer the new
>lead carefully to get
>it to flatten out and fill the voids better. Then you can redrill the post
>for a new screw (tape the
>drill so you only go as deep at the other post hole).
>Anyway, this worked for me on a stripped out battery post. Wear safety
>glasses and take your time.
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