|Installing Dash Knobs onto cables
After removing the old knob, place the control cable in a
vise. Put the knob in boiling water. After a couple of minutes,
remove the know from the water. Line up the groove on the cable with
the knob, and press it into position. Do NOT turn the knob after you
have pressed it on. Let it cool.
You may paint the lettering with white shoe polish, white
lead, or Lacquer. Fill the letter indents with paint, then wipe the
|Stainless Steel bolts
Some of the new replacement headlight acorn bolts for a
'31 Chev are stainless steel. This is great since you can polish
it to a mirror finish and it doesn't need to be chromed. But when
you go to install it, you need to be very careful with the nut thread
pitch. Take a 5/16 - 18 tap and clean the thread of the nut.
It should then go on easily by hand.
Note: Stainless steel fasteners will seize when
tightened. Use an anti-seize compound on the threads to prevent