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Offline Kenny C

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Shrinkage
« on: January 09, 2011, 11:47:28 PM »
I have a 302 housing from 1947 that had shrunk to the base so I took it off and whittled it out to where it would fit on the base it fit perfectly. I set it to the side and went on my way i came back a week or so later. and it barley fits now. Is this odd? I have never had one to shrink. My 1952 fits great. Any help guys?
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Srinkage
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 02:02:00 PM »
Kenny, is it a soft plastic 302?   I had a couple of nice 302 housings for a few years, When I finally needed 1 I discovered they were soft plastic and had shrunk to much to even fit over 2 corners of the base.


I also have a clear plastic small plunger 302 housing, a lot of the bottom edge was broken, I was able to put it snugly on a base and it was fine for a couple of years, Then it shrunk and was hard to remove.


 Note : this one is the clear lucite type plastic vs clear soft plastic. I don't think the lucite type typically shrinks enough to stick.

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Offline Dan/Panther

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Re: Srinkage
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 02:46:54 PM »
I remove the high spot on the inside of my 302 cases with a Dremel Tool. Some say I shouldn't do this, but I would rather remove a little material where it won't show, then to suffer a crack.

Kenny;
I'm surprised that after you whittled out the base it still shrunk more, I've never had that happen.
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Offline Kenny C

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Re: Srinkage
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 03:15:05 PM »
It is Tentite. It hasn't srunken any more. D/P I whittled the housing down.
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Re: Srinkage
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 03:20:07 PM »
You mentioned you came back a week later and it was very snug again.  This is what I was referring to. Did you have to remove more material after the first time ?
The spots I remove are the bumps at each corner.
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Offline Kenny C

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Re: Srinkage
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011, 03:30:18 PM »
Yes, it was very snug after a week or two but it hasn't gotten any more snug after that. I havn't fooled with it much latley its on my dresser  ::). Now where are these spot's, on the base or the housing?
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