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#1 68guns OFFLINE  


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Finally after a week of trying I was able to remove the roll pin on the G10. After soaking it in PBBlaster I had to get HUGE on it with a 3lb hammer and steel pin. I had to remove the wheel to accomplish this. Here is a tip for someone....take a qtip and soak it with pbblaster and jam it in the slot on top of the pin. The qtip sit on top of the pin and soaks the pin.

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Posted September 10, 2013 - 08:59 PM

If ya come across another tigh roll pin, soak it in some 50/50 mix of acetone and transmission fluid, and then use a pointed pen style chisel in your air hammer/chisel to knock it out. It  works great!  I bought a cheap air hammer chisel to do some muffler/exhaust repair on my truck.  I have used it to knock out more than one rusted tight frozen in place roll pin. 

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Posted September 10, 2013 - 09:41 PM

I'm generally not a fan of 'brute force", but there are times when the BFH is the only way :D :D :D

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 07:10 AM

I find that if you can get some torque on the pin and get it to turn even a little that will break them loose. A lot of times this can't be done but a few times I've been able to get a drill bit though the cotter pin hole then use that to get the pin to turn. Stuck pins, nuts, studs etc are all part of the "fun" of working on old equipment. 

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 08:34 AM

I'm generally not a fan of 'brute force", but there are times when the BFH is the only way :D :D :D

We used to say "the better mechanic has the bigger hammer". I've got a 20 lb sledge for working on the tracks of my dozer. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 09:08 AM

I'm generally not a fan of 'brute force", but there are times when the BFH is the only way :D :D :D


The recip guy's used to have a saying when something didn't work right.  "Get a bigger hammer!!!"

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 01:51 PM

Hey I need that pin. :rolling:


I had a heck of a time getting the pin out on my 1054.When I DID manage to get it out it went flying into tall grass and will not be found until after I get another one.Seems like that's how it always works.


I whacked it with my 3lb hammer and a long punch.Turns out it wasn't as stuck as I thought it was and it popped out and shot across the yard and down into a drainage ditch. :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging:

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 02:45 PM

I'm a huge fan of hammers, pinch bars, punches and then torches :D 

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Posted September 11, 2013 - 04:34 PM

An old fellow used to tell me, "Don't cuss, get a bigger hammer"!