[quote=BenNabors;1118197]Long screw in the lower left corner, and well you are screwed. I have seen it happen on other applications. Nasa lost the Tethered Satellite this way, the longer bolt jammed the reel. In this case a longer screw would puncture the line.
Originally Posted by skylor
While technically true, there is actually more clearance between the nutplate and the brake line than there appears to be in the photo. That's one of the things that I was concerned about but I simply don't have any -6 screws in my parts supply that are long enough to rub against the line. It is one of those items that should be taken in consideration during maintenance, however...
Of course, there are several places on the aircraft where an incorrect length screw can cause problems. Control column push rod bolts come to mind...
FYI, these pictures remind me of another item relating to the post about priming grove gear legs. As you might be able to see, I Alodined my entire legs (including the internal brake line passages). I then used Akzo primer however, I masked off the areas that interface with the wear plates and clamp brackets. I have these areas greased. My thought was that the grease here would provide corrosion protection and I didn't want wear and cold flow of the primer contributing to loosening of the mounting brackets.