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Old 06-06-2010, 07:32   #1
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hi everbody, i don'T know if i am a t the right place for the information i looking for .

i have a trojan boat f32 1977 , at the end of summer last year my auto pilot fail i have to remouve the fuse to shut it down ,i have a fail with the board and when i open it i broke one of the two carbon brush, if somone know where i can fine one i appreaciate it very much.


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Old 06-06-2010, 10:08   #2
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Take your old ones to a hardware store. You may find brushes slightly too big or too long, but you can run them over sandpaper to make them the right size.
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Hi Beausejour - I moved your thread to the maintenance section so you might get more replies.

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Did you break the carbon brush that goes to the clutch, inside the drive unit? If so, did you break off the carbon part or actually break the metal?
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the brush snap off flush to the metal living only the piece of (look like brass) on the arm.
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Remove any of the remaining carbon brush from the brass arm with a file or sandpaper. Remove all of the solder and you may find a hole in the brass arm.

Go to the hardware store and find a carbon brush with a metal back or a copper strap on the back. Don’t worry about the size as you can sand or file the brush to the proper fit.. Next, solder the brush to the arm, using the metal back or copper strap to secure it to the arm. I did this once and it worked fine.
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