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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by kddpowercentre on July 06, 2019, 11:32:39 AM »
Also remember the wheel cylinder may be designed to slide, equalizing

the brake force to each shoe.



Brian



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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by Wayne Simpson on July 06, 2019, 11:09:40 AM »
Link or item number? I didn't know there was a tool to install E clips.



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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by MACDONALD on July 06, 2019, 11:05:16 AM »
Snap ring pliers harbor freight $5



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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by elsberry on July 06, 2019, 11:01:46 AM »
I do recall installing this thing, or things being sometime equivalent to

setting your arm on fire...
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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by Wayne Simpson on July 06, 2019, 10:58:25 AM »
That's because it was put in backwards. Put in correctly, the curve of

the clip holds the wheel cylinder firmly in place. Problem is, you can't

put it in properly without a special tool, so everyone puts them in

wrong, including me.



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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by tencate on July 06, 2019, 10:55:40 AM »
Yeah, there's a tool for sure, I don't have one but I'm more interested to

hear if there's not a better way to mount the thing! The circlip is "springy"

and, at least on my cars, it's not strong enough to hold the rear brake

cylinder in place firmly.



Are people selling us wimpy circlips these days??? Maybe that's my problem, my

circlips aren't springy enough?



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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by tencate on July 06, 2019, 10:51:32 AM »
Agreed on saving the old cicclips. BUT I'm still curious to know if anyone has

come up with ANOTHER solution to hold them in place?? A nicely machined

retaining sleeve or something?



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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by Wayne Simpson on July 06, 2019, 10:48:40 AM »
I bought the tool that Moss sells. Doesn't work. If you can, save the old

ones. They're made from a harder material.



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Wedge List / Re: stupid circlip
« Last post by Bruce Clough on July 06, 2019, 10:32:43 AM »
That tool is a piece of cow dung.  Bought one this spring after the rear

cylinder on Inca started leaking.  Stripped out the bolt used to expand the

clip first try.  If anyone wants it to try and replace the bolt and see if it

works for them send me a message with your address and I'll send it along with

a new clip - lol.



In the end I just filed down the dog ears on the ends just to the point that

if I tapped the clip somewhat hard it would snap into place.



Bruce
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Wedge List / Re: Front bumper weights?
« Last post by elsberry on July 06, 2019, 10:28:07 AM »
But the problem was solved for what reason, too much chassis flex or too

light in the front of the car?
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