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Author Topic:   bent tube STRAIGHTENING
hiredgun
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted March 16, 2005 12:57 PM  
have any of you had experience or tried to
heat draw a bent tube. This is a light weight tube as well . I am not sure if the moly tube will straighten ?

Mod 78
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted March 16, 2005 02:00 PM  
First take a come along and put some pressure on it after you get it hot take some Ice and put on the heated area to pull it around.

hiredgun
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted March 16, 2005 02:20 PM  
i think i will pull it out and clamp it on my frame machine and pull it and heat it some and give it a try. just did not know if the moly ones where harder to get to stay.

sidebiteu259
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 16, 2005 08:26 PM  
If it is moly you dont want to pour any water or anything to cool it rapidly you will make it brittle. I usally find something that will fit in the inside diameter of the tube if an end is exposed. heat the bent area up and hammer a mandreal though to straighen it out the best i can tell i have a chance to replace it.

gould
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 730
posted March 17, 2005 04:32 AM  
I would replace it.

A&M Motorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 117
posted March 17, 2005 05:08 AM  
No matter what method you use you probably won't be satisfied with the results. You will save a lot of time and effort if you just replace the tube.
Have you ever tried to pull on a tangled extension cord to get it un-tangled and wind up only have to walk over there an un-tangle it.

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Artie Perilloux
A & M Motorsports

hiredgun
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted March 17, 2005 08:21 AM  
loL i know whatcha mean the kuuzaan !

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