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tickface
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Brake rivet press

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Post by tickface » Sat May 08, 2010 2:20 pm

Have a quick question about the rivet press.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/t ... oBrake.php

Just bought one and can't for the life of me figure how it can be used on the sprocket rivets? The body of the press hits the drum making it impossible to line up. What am I missing here?



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Re: Brake rivet press

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Post by indianut » Sat May 08, 2010 2:48 pm

It can't be used to rivet a sprocket to a drum! It is made for riveting linings onto the shoes!

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Re: Brake rivet press

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Post by john HD » Sat May 08, 2010 2:57 pm

if you flip it over would it work?

i don't think it matters what direction you head the rivets from. i did mine with a home made punch and hammer.

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Re: Brake rivet press

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Post by tickface » Sat May 08, 2010 3:02 pm

indianut wrote:It can't be used to rivet a sprocket to a drum! It is made for riveting linings onto the shoes!
I was getting my info from this post, it seems like it was being used to rivet the sprocket on?
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=1827

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Re: Brake rivet press

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Post by NightShift » Sat May 08, 2010 4:14 pm

Dear Tickface and Everybody,
Three edits and forty minutes at two cents a minute and this message is still broke Folks!

Its hard to swell out a rivet inside the hole without LOTS of slow pressure. (See attachment at bottom maybe.)
That little screw press might work for a minute with a cheater bar on it. Beating with a hammer likes to mushroom the top outside before the shank inside but dealers had a jig that clamped in a vise.
SPKTRVT2.jpg
R'spectfully,
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