Thursday, January 1, 2009

Motor Coupler Pt. 3

Despite the coupler being inside the car for only a month, the steel surface developed quite a bit of rust. It was always the intention to take out the coupler and apply a protective coating, but I wasn't expecting just how fast the rust would form... (Especially in Phoenix!)

Taking apart the coupler...

I used Rust Dissolver jelly to clean up the parts.

Once all the rust was removed, I applied several coats of Rust Inhibitor onto all the metal surfaces.

The pieces look shiny and new once again!

Similar to the adaptor plate, the coupler is held together via a lock washer, a regular washer, and threadlock fluid.

I'm aiming to get it back in the car tomorrow!

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