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Old 12-05-18, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by WhealieDealie View Post
Thanks I'll give that a go tonight.

In fairness I did try some degreaser but the threads are so old and literally covered in old and hard grease that it had no effect.
I would encourage you to get a right angle 90 degree pick for this, you can "steer" it in the thread groove, start at the back and unscrew it out to clean. Proper degreaser can be subjective, old school foamy carburetor cleaner like Berrymans, Gunk or Motorcraft PM-2 is literally the bomb, nasty stuff, works great, proceed with caution, be very careful of paint. Not for the environmentally faint of heart.
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Old 12-05-18, 05:35 PM
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Get a can of brake cleaner at auto parts store. Spray it then use toothbrush. Wear gloves and use outdoors. Itíll dissolve ole grease with ease.
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Originally Posted by WhealieDealie View Post
Thanks I'll give that a go tonight.

In fairness I did try some degreaser but the threads are so old and literally covered in old and hard grease that it had no effect.
It's also possible that side was butchered by the wrong puller or a failed removal attempt where the puller mangled the threads, again proceed with diligence and caution.

Any co-ops or recycle shops near you? They can be invaluable for this sort of thing when you are "stuck".

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Old 12-05-18, 07:13 PM
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Cool thread , I just stumbled on it . This is my 86' Centurion Ironman , pretty much stock . Brake calipers are the biggest change (Tektro duel pivot) .


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Old 12-07-18, 04:01 PM
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That's a very slick looking Ironman.
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