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Old 12-27-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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can anyone help me with this. all the turnbuckles with the ball cubs on the ends at very tight. every time you try to move them with the turnbuckle wrench they come off the balls. does anyone have any help on how to make them more free. any help would be great
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:51 PM   #2
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Take the ball cups of the teurn buckles and try alittle bit of graphite grease like they use in the pine derby cars axles.
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You can try coating your turnbuckle treads with diff grease or sort to lube it...Its still tight enough to hold the setting...
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:13 PM   #4
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Usually when I have that problem, I just unscrew the ball cups and then just simply screw them back in.
This is sometimes enough to loosen them ever so slightly.
Lightly using lube as stated is also very common.
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try a bar of soap.(dry) rub it on the treads this is something guys did a long time ago.
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Take a pair of pliers and squeeze the end of the ball cup where the turnbuckle screws into the ball cup. You do this with the turnbuckle screwed into the ball cup.
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Make absolutely sure you haven't threaded the turnbuckles too far. By doing so you can easily distort ball cups. Ask me how I know
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