Clip

I took a trip to North Carolina today to pick up a toyota mr2 rear clip. I picked it up from Phoenix Motorsports in Asheville North Carolina. I’m going to use the panels from this clip to fix the crash damage on the number 79 mr2 that we got at VIR

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Penetrating oils

Rusty Bolts

Copied a post from Daniel Sartin on facebook.
“One of the best “Tricks” I’ve used on stuck fasteners is a mix of ATF & Acetone mixed 50/50…  ”

Machinist’s Workshop Mag ™recently published some information on various penetrating oils that I found very interesting. Some of you might appreciate this. the magazine reports they tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts.
They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional machinist.

They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants
with the control being the torque required to remove the nut from
a “scientifically rusted” environment.

*Penetrating oil ………. Average load*
None ……………………… 516 pounds
WD-40 ………………… … 238 pounds
PB Blaster ……………….. 214 pounds
Liquid Wrench …………… 127 pounds
Kano Kroil ……………….. 106 pounds
ATF-Acetone mix……………53 pounds

The ATF-Acetone mix was a “home brew” mix of 50 – 50 automatic
transmission fluid and acetone. Note the “home brew” was better
than any commercial product in this one particular test.