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#1 silver_toes

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:55 PM

Hi all,

 

I am trying to remove the gear linkage from my mini. I have removed the roll pin so now just need to unbolt the steady bar.

 

Can nanyone tell me what size the nyloc not is ? I think it's this one from the mini spares website

http://www.minispare.../GFK3323.aspx. 

 

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Apologies for the basic question

 

Thanks

 

 



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:01 PM

Pretty sure it's 1/2". The part you referenced is 9/16" (to fit 3/8" shaft diameter).



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:11 PM

Pretty sure it's 1/2". The part you referenced is 9/16" (to fit 3/8" shaft diameter).

 

Tried a 1/2 and it's a tiny bit too loose. It's very odd. It's like it's been made to a slightly random size just to make an easy job difficult. Maybe i need to replace my 60+ year old spanners ....



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:24 PM

The corners look a bit rounded off. Try a flare nut wrench or even a box end might grip it.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:27 PM

If a 1/2” is loose enough to slip, try a 12mm - maybe someone has replaced the bolt with something metric.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:41 PM

Ahem..

 

:shy:

 

The rounding is caused by the 1/2 ring spanner i've been using so I'm not sure a flare spanner would help. 12mm is too small and 13 too big



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:01 PM

Pair of small grips on it? Little trick I've used before... try a 13mm spanner with a penny (between one of the jaws of the spanner and the bolt). Often works enough to crack the nut.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:01 PM

1/2" ring is generally 12 point and acts on the corners.  A flare spanner is usually 6 point and gets better purchase on the flats.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:13 PM

Angle grinder.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:24 PM

woo hoo, it's off. it was a half, just needed a longer spanner to get a better purchase in itr. thanks guys



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:45 PM

on the subject of spanners etc - i wouldn't do without my set of metrinch spanners & sockets.

 

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 07:11 AM

on the subject of spanners etc - i wouldn't do without my set of metrinch spanners & sockets.

 

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Couldn't agree more - fantastic for undoing stubborn nuts and bolts as the design puts point loading on the flats and not the corners of them nuts and bolts :D






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