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#16 Shifty

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 10:12 PM

Must be the browser....I had a look at home and can see it....not here at work, oh well.

 

So the vise grip (mole ) is really just pushing against the cylinder then.......the tricky bit is those damn clips

 

They are much, much easier to do with the mole grips.  Trust me on this, once you've tried it this way you'll never go back



#17 MiniKermit

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 06:25 PM

I can see the benefit with this method, they were a ******* on Bertie this weekend!

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:46 PM

Great advice.

Just fitted new cylinders today using the tip.

Made it easy.

Cheers

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:03 PM

So I used this tip on the rear cylinders of a Midget.

Great idea, and held the cylinder in place nicely.

The only problem is the clip.....OMG....I don't remember having this much problem with them in the past.....although it's been a while.

Luckily, one side I could use the original type of ring clip that was on the Midget....the other side broke, so had to use the horrible clip....aaaarg



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 08:29 PM

Hi all,

 

The photo has disappeared again - anyone know how the mole grips hold the rear cylinder in place while you fit the circlip?

 

Thanks,

Paul



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 08:35 PM

It pushes the cylinder into the back plate hole .. It clamps over the top ... If you can visualise that until the pic returns

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 08:53 PM

nah....in shiftys orignal pics, it shows it clamped to the hub and the edge of the mole grips holds the cylinder in place.



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 08:59 PM

My bad ... I knew it clamped downwards ... Wrong bit of metal :-(

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 08:59 PM

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:01 PM

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#26 Shifty

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:07 PM

Oh I am so impressed!!  what a clever idea.  I was trying to work out how you managed to get the jaws of the mole grips around the wheel cylinder.  Thank you to all, that is so clever.



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 04:29 PM

ukcooper.....what is that cone you are showing...is it a special tool, or an improvised one?



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 04:38 PM

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:41 PM

Thanks, just used this method yesterday

To get the annoying clip on I bent one side up at the opening, wedged the other side and the center in the groove and put a socket over and wacked it and it popped the loose / bent side on :-) oh and removed the bleed nipple to make it easier

Edited by Steve-O 2014, 15 January 2017 - 08:41 PM.





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