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Old 01-06-2014, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: Crushing Aluminum

Yes, it will cause problems eventually, but if that's what you gotta do... well...

Use the largest possible bearing surface, and Not so it would encourage a direct break-off line.
I would use some quality gasket material sooner than rubber. Garlock?

The problem with aluminum is that it suffers from fatigue which leads to catastrophic failure. This was learned in a spectacular fashion in the aircraft industry.

Just my opinion... perhaps someone will have information of a long term success.

Good luck
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