Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Turnbuckle Assembly




1. Cut pieces and weld Upper Yoke (TBUY2).

2. Cut pieces and weld Lower yoke (TBLY1).

3. Cut two 7” segments of 3/4” round for the upper and lower Turnbuckle Extensions.

4. Weld the Upper turnbuckle Pipe Extension to the Upper Yoke (in proper position).

5. Weld the Lower turnbuckle Pipe Extension to the Lower Yoke (in proper position).

6. Cut the hooks from both ends of the turnbuckle and save for later use.

7. Assemble the Turnbuckle/Yoke components. Thread a Left hand thread nut on the left hand thread segment of the turnbuckle and another right hand thread nut on the right hand thread segment of the
turnbuckle to serve as lock nuts.

8. Adjust the Thread/Body relation: 2” of thread inside the box and 1” outside the box. The Hole-to-Hole-Centers span should be 29”.

Turnbuckle Cut List:

TBUY2. Upper Yoke:
TB3. Upper Extension, 6.5” of 3/4”, solid round.
TB3a 1/2” Left hand Thread Nut.
TB6. Lug Tang Axle Hex Bolt, 3/4” x 3”, Grade 8, (Purchased).
TB7. Lug Tang Hex Nut, 3/4”, Nylox, (Purchased) .
TB4 Turnbuckle:
TB4. Open Body, Hook and Hook, Turnbuckle, 1/2”-13 x 7.375”, 6 inch take-up, (Purchased)
TB4L 1/2”Left hand Thread Nut , (1), (Purchased).
TB4R 1/2” Right hand Thread Nut, (1), (Purchased).

TBLY1. Lower Yoke:
TB5. Lower Extension, 6.5” of 3/4”, solid round.
TB5a 1/2” Right Hand Thread Nut.
TB8 Flywheel Pintle Post Axle Hex Bolt, 3/4” x 5”, Grade 8 (Purchased).
TB9 Flywheel Pintle Post Nut, 3/4”, Nylox, (Purchased).

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