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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by stillrunners, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. Bought what was a fresh to build trannie at a swap meet. The restored car it was going in went to the dark side
    Any - suggestions on what to clean the rust off and save the parts the owner bought ? Here's the case - I'll take pictures of the gears later - they left it out in the rain I guess
    Want to build for my 40.... 20200711_151925.jpg 20200711_152005.jpg
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  2. Great thread on citric acid

    molasses works but smells

    Sacrificial anode

    paint stripper

    sand blast or media blast

    Try throwing your old socks at it !
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  3. Was thinking that after I posted. The original owner bought a lot of new parts that didn't get wet....but major ones did
    20200712_105934.jpg 20200712_105943.jpg 20200712_110016.jpg
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  4. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,982

    anthony myrick

    I have used molasses and CLR for removing rust from mechanical parts.
    The CLR was the fastest.
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  5. I would replace the bearings just simply cost does not justify using rusty bearings. Unless I’m missing something and some of these bearings are worth a bunch.

    The rest of the parts defiantly look savable
  6. mlagusis
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,050


    Vinegar works good too. Easier to get rid of than molasses.
  7. I've brought a gearbox case back from the dead in molasses, but I don't know that I would put gears in it, or any acid.
  8. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 2,206


    I would scrub the inside of the case with soap and water and a stiff bristled brush. Dry and use.
    Any loose rust will come off, the superficial rust remaining will stay in place.
    And of course you can change the oil after a short while for extra insurance.

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