to washer or not?

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to washer or not?

Postby fastdonkey » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:54 pm

Hi all,

The question revolves around my 1952 Condor( side valve twin). The barrel, sleeved alloy, has six m10 retaining nuts. There are no washers
under the nuts on either side. I do have a schematic which does not show a washer under the nut. There is a little bit of 'graunching '
under a couple of the nuts which I am keen not to exacerbate.
So.......the question to the engineers/more technically minded among you is, do I put washers in ( don't think I have ever assembled anything
without one) or do I go with the schematic, leave without, and use a blob of locking compound ??

Regards, warner

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Re: to washer or not?

Postby george baker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:06 pm

I almost always use washers, especially steel nuts next to alloy lump, better grip and no 'graunching '

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Re: to washer or not?

Postby windmill john » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:20 am

No graunching plus a slight spreading of the load too.
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