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Old 12-13-2019, 02:33 PM   #10
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Default Re: Need Help With A 1932 Ford Part

Here is how I finally removed the sleeve from the switch shaft. First I took a piece of aluminum stock 2" wide by 5" long. Drilled a 1/4" hole in it and cut a slit in the aluminum. I put the light switch in the on position and compressed the shank of the switch just below the sleeve in the aluminum hole. The slit allowed me to clamp it in the vise against the shank. Switch was protected from damage by using aluminum. The aluminum also acted as a heat sink to absorb the heat as I headed up the sleeve. My 3 photo shows the tip of the torch used to heat the sleeve but I took the photo after I turned off the torch. Next I clamped a vise grip around the sleeve and it came right out because of the heat applied. The aluminum absorbed the heat so perfectly the the shank near the switch body was not even hot after the sleeve came off. There were nice perfect undamaged threads on the switch after the removal. Thanks for all who replied. The suggestion to use gentle heat was the ticket.
Bill Monzo
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