Originally Posted by TigerChris
Dudes!!!! I found the easiest safety wiring technique everrrrrr.....
Theres this stuff called "loctite" It just came out like 50 years ago. It's a liquid, and it comes in all different kinds of strong! you put a dab on the bolt/nut you don't want to fall off, tighten it, and then it don't fall off!!!!
My view there's Mechaincs and then there's tractor mechanics:
Mechanics (aircraft like myself and vehicle race guys) like to be able to spin a bolt out easily for quick work. If it needs to stay in place then safety wire it. Tractor mechaincs on the other hand use locktite and then have to use a combination of tools like hammers, propane torches and vice grips once they've rounded out the flats of bolts or just cut off the head completely. Then they try to drill it and use an easy out and break it in the hole, spend 8 hours drilling high carbol tool steel out of the bolt where the broke easy out is, mis-drill the bolt completely out and scre up the threads. They then try to tap it to no avail and ask someone like me to ream the hole retap it and stick in a helicoil to get the origional bolt type back in it.
I say this because it's happened more than once.