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akajun
July 06, 2007, 16:10
I got three Imbel kits and am building two currently. I took them totaly down and re parked them. When I built the first one, the Flashhider indexed fine, but the other two the flashhiders dont index, they are about 1/4 of a turn off. What gives? No I did not mix them up, and I have cleaned the insides and the barrel threads. How do I aleaviate this. Take a little of the front of the muzzle, drill the flashider, or put some kind of washer inside the flashhider.

Radio
July 06, 2007, 16:51
Put a washer of whatever thickness necessary to get it to time as you desire.

--Radio

ratas calientes
July 06, 2007, 18:04
With an open-end wrench properly sized to fit the flats on a combo device, and while holding the barrel in a barrel vise, I was surprised by how much I could turn a combo-device to line it up. Oh, and I use anti-sieze on the threads. Did you lock the barrel down firmly when you installed the combo devices so you could apply plenty of torque? http://chilirat.com/emoticons/chilirat.gif

marcus5
July 06, 2007, 18:13
Why do you need to index the flashhider? could someone explain this for me since the subject came up.

akajun
July 06, 2007, 20:33
Originally posted by W.E.G.
1/4 off in WHICH direction?
1/4 turn too short. Ill try ratass's sugestion of tourquing it down with a proper sized wrench . I was using the piece of rope strap wrench technique I learned to pull off oil filters in tight places.

In case that does not work, what size washer should I use, or is there a place I can buy them specificaly for this application?

ratas calientes
July 06, 2007, 22:16
Originally posted by akajun
. . . ratass's . . . Cute. :shades:

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ratas calientes
July 06, 2007, 22:17
Originally posted by marcus5
Why do you need to index the flashhider? could someone explain this for me since the subject came up. To place the bayonet notch on the 180 degree (down) position. http://chilirat.com/emoticons/chilirat.gif

JoeLad
July 06, 2007, 22:21
I've had the same problem with a Para build that's been sitting in the safe. The Imbel barrel was cut down, now none of my combo devices time correctly. I gotta try again, but IIRC, it was a real PITA.

bookertbab
July 07, 2007, 13:03
Too much torque on the muzzle device can have a negative effect on accuracy can't it?

Radio
July 07, 2007, 14:54
I have long coveted your gorgeous Wilton. Show-off bastard.

bookertbab
July 07, 2007, 19:48
Originally posted by W.E.G.


king-kong removal method
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=414015

Is that a Casey Elliot aluminum rec wrench?

Farmer from Hell
July 08, 2007, 21:32
Red high temp locktite.

Index it where ever you want.

Drink more beer. Sweat the little stuff less.

FfH

akajun
July 09, 2007, 08:03
Originally posted by ratas calientes
Cute. :shades:

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Honest typo mistake, I swear. :bigangel:

akajun
July 09, 2007, 21:22
Okay I used the Ratas method with my homemade wrench and cranked it home. There was a lot of play in that flashhider. Thanks everyone.

ratas calientes
July 10, 2007, 14:48
Originally posted by akajun
Okay I used the Ratas method with my homemade wrench and cranked it home. There was a lot of play in that flashhider. Thanks everyone. :bow: http://chilirat.com/emoticons/chilirat.gif

Bwana John
July 11, 2007, 10:30
Where are you guys finding narrow 18mm wrenches?

None of the ones Ive tryed will fit, I had to put a cheap one on the belt to make it fit on the combo devise flats.

chromestarhustler
July 11, 2007, 10:42
bench grinder

ratas calientes
July 11, 2007, 11:00
Originally posted by Bwana John
Where are you guys finding narrow 18mm wrenches?

None of the ones Ive tryed will fit, I had to put a cheap one on the belt to make it fit on the combo devise flats. Sounds very familiar. http://chilirat.com/emoticons/chilirat.gif