Turning the screws

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Turning the screws

Postby rong » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:08 pm

I am installing the bottom on my 63 seacoaster and need to know how tight to make the machine screws.
How do I know if the machine screws are tight enough.
I'm concerned about striping or snapping the new silicon bronze screws.
Is it snug plus a half turn or something similar?
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Re: Turning the screws

Postby Torchie » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:02 pm

Just make them as tight as you feel comortable with. If you are using the correct length screw you won't hve a lot of thread showing past the nut.
Use a nut driver. It looks like a screwdriver handel with socket end on it. Don't use a regular socket and rachet or wrench as It will be to easy to really put some torque on it.
It's mostly a judgement thing.
Hope this helps.
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