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#1 WILLIAMJONES444

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:16 PM

Hello all
I have a 1990 classic mini Mayfair and wanting to fit high-loโ€™s on my mini and new GAZ shocks.
I have a compression tool from MiniSport to do the trumpet and cone removal however I have tried for 2 days now and still canโ€™t get the cone to connect to the compression tool.

Is there any other way of removing the trumpet before Mr Angle Grinder comes out ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

HELP??!!!!

 

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Edited by WILLIAMJONES444, 04 January 2019 - 04:19 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:18 PM

make sure you are using the correct thread - the tools usually have 2 options metric and imperial.



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:19 PM

1990 you would assume metric



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:21 PM

This is my compression tool I am using
https://www.minispor...unf-thread.html

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:23 PM

For those few Minis out there with the original pre 1976 rubber cones still fitted this UNF threaded tool is the one to go for. All Mini suspension cones produced since 1976 have had a metric thread. The tool for these is TOL07004UNF



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:24 PM

Looks like you have bought the Imperial thread tool and a 1990 car would almost certainly be using metric cones...



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:30 PM

Ok thanks. I will see where I can get one from hopefully eBay lol hahaha thanks

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:32 PM

Hello all
I have a 1990 classic mini Mayfair and wanting to fit high-loโ€™s on my mini and new GAZ shocks.
I have a compression tool from MiniSport to do the trumpet and cone removal however I have tried for 2 days now and still canโ€™t get the cone to connect to the compression tool.

Is there any other way of removing the trumpet before Mr Angle Grinder comes out

HELP??!!!!
 
See link for photos:
 
https://www.facebook...7223315?sfns=st


It already has "HiLos" fitted.

And as already said you have the wrong compression tool.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:59 PM

ah just looked at pictures!

 

yes you already have Hi-Los in there!

 

Also, for future use, do not skimp on cone compression tools, no ebay!! very dangerous when one lets go mid wind-up!!



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:06 PM

I have new and different high-lo's to install, don't trust ones already in to adjust the thread on the high-lo's doesn't look too adjustable compared to the new ones i have.

 

not sure whats wrong with eBay, all they are is mini shops i only buy from retail stores online that i trust and use



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:31 PM

The trouble with eBay is that you never know exactly where the tool comes from or if the thread used for the tool is of the correct tensile strength. If it does fail when you've got the cone compressed there's a lot of energy released, I for one would not like to be around for that! Should that happen, where do you go with a failed eBay tool? If a MiniSpares or MiniSport tool fails they will have to answer for that. 



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

have to agree, i use ebay a lot too but with bits like this its best to use minispares - i had one let go when the cone was fully compressed and it was serious, if my fingers or anything were near then would have been goodbye!



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:58 PM

I have new and different high-lo's to install, don't trust ones already in to adjust the thread on the high-lo's doesn't look too adjustable compared to the new ones i have.
 
not sure whats wrong with eBay, all they are is mini shops i only buy from retail stores online that i trust and use


They are all as adjustable as each other. Yours just look wound right in.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 01:47 AM

Also, I've never been able to get an old front cone out or a new one in without removing the upper control arm.


Edited by Magneto, 05 January 2019 - 01:47 AM.





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