3-10. RIM CLENCHING CLAMP REPLACEMENT (cont)
Tape applied in step h below reduces the
chance of slipping when doing the procedure
in step k below.
h. Attach flat pressure pad (18) to 50-lb force
gage (15). Apply small piece of pressure
sensitive tape to flat surface of pad.
i. Slide switch (16) on 50-lb force gage (15) to
center position to release any reading on
dial indicator. Slide switch toward dial
indicator to hold new reading.
j. Measure and mark a spot (21) 3.5 inches
from pivot point of latch handle (5).
Hold pressure pad flat against handle while
pushing to reduce chance of slipping.
When performing step k below, do not
engage safety catch tab (18).
k. Put pressure pad on spot (21). Observing
dial indicator on 50-lb force gage (15), push
against latch handle (5) with 50-lb force
(1) If handle does not close before dial
indicator reads 14.25 lb, stop pushing.
Check clamp (8) for proper installation
over mated rims (9 and 10). If not
properly installed, reinstall clamp and
repeat k above. If properly installed, go
to step l below.
(2) If handle closes and dial indicator reads
less than 11.5 lb, go to step n below.
(3) If handle closes and dial indicator reads
between 11.5 and 14.25 lb, go to step 5
l. Extend T-bolt (6) slightly by unscrewing
m. Repeat steps i and k above.
n. Shorten T-bolt (6) slightly by screwing in
o. Repeat steps i and k above.