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Hi Gordon: Thanks.
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Good ideas, all. We won't give up on this....

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Just adding to Alphill's suggestion of drilling a hole for a future grease nipple just drill through the steel tube as well until you contact the bolt, put lots of penetrating oil in, but then drive a dowel pin in so that it engages with the steel tube. Now you can apply some serious torque to the bolt which should be more effctive.
The bolt will be seized in the tube because the tube is running in bronze bushes and there will possibly still be grease in there not the tube in pivot.
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These rust solid from moisture and lack of use. If it is restored to similar to new, without serious modification, and lubricated with a modern synthetic or semi synthetic, waterproof non hardening grease, it should remain free about forever without need of relubrication.


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These rust solid from moisture and lack of use. If it is restored to similar to new, without serious modification, and lubricated with a modern synthetic or semi synthetic, waterproof non hardening grease, it should remain free about forever without need of relubrication.
Agreed.. the footnote.. If the bolt is frozen, I can just about guarantee the sleeve is too and even tighter regardless of the bronze bushings..don't ask me how I know.
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I do have an extra pivot and steel sleeve if needed. And a bolt that is too long but can make it the correct length.
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Thanks...I'll certainly keep this in mind!
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Stop drinking the Kool-aid and return to reality - sacrifice the rusty bolt!

Drive to Harbor Freight in Albany or Amsterdam and buy their cheap pneumatic high speed saw and some thin blades or use a Sawzall and thin blades.
Spread the bracket ears slightly and use a saw blade to cut the bolt between the ears and the tube.

The LOBO bolt is seriously rusted .. you will be replacing it anyway.

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That's what I would do. However I would be careful NOT to damage the bell-crank these days! Karen may have what you need now, but they will be HARD to find otherwise!!!


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Bolton Landing NY... you have snow up to your arm pits. This car isn't going anywhere soon.
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Can't go anywhere anyway. Clutch pivot arm already saw too much snow or moisture! Fix it!


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