Originally Posted by Hoohaa
Thanks for all the comments. They have made interesting reading.
I'm a big one for repairing rather than replacing.
In the end I've just cut additional thread into the eye bolts.
Regarding the nuts not being set-up as a Lock nuts?
The arrangement in the pic is what the rigger installed when the cables were redone.
Correct me if I'm wrong but set up this way would allow some pull and push. If you place it as a Lock nut you just get the pull without the push.
Take the the slack out of both lines and you probably don't need to worrie about the push.
The two nuts go together on the same side, not one on each side.
One nut adjusts, the other is a "jam" nut to lock the first nut in place.
If you lock the eye bolt in place with one nut on each side, you are introducing sideloads into the eyebolt as the steering operates. The threads are "stress risers" and the bolt can eventually fatigue / crack fail starting at the thread roots due to the side to side loading.
You want the load to run straight down the axis (centerline) of the eye bolt.
The rigger should recognize this as the same error as failing to install "toggles" on shrouds to maintain the loading axial through the shroud
fittings and not have sideloads...
called a pull-pull
system by Edson
. I was wrong when I called it a "push-pull" system.
When one side pulls, the other side goes slack. You cannot "push" a flexible cable. (It would have to be a solid rod, not a cable...)
My quadrant has corrosion as well (it is aluminum
..). Brush it off with a bronze
brush . Try T6 Boeshield to protect it. (The oxidation itself is a protective surface ..)