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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 06:54 PM

I spent over two hours today trying to remove the broken internal snap ring on the p/s cyl. on the Ford 3400 ,  I believe the old snap rings rusted away and couldn't hold back the plastic piece between the snap ring and seal .  Both sides looked the same , here's the second side before I started on the first ,

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They both had the eyes rusted off that you would put the snap-ring pliers in , I tried little picks, awls punches ,I could tap it around  but rust must have pinched it tight ,,went very hard ,couldn't get behind it , I just about lost my cool then thought about parts I've seen through the years with reliefs build in to get parts apart :wallbanging: :wallbanging: . About 45 seconds with a die grind cut the relief in and then the snap-ring popped out , The second side only took a few minutes , I'm sure less time then it's going to take to clean out the snap-ring grove that I boggered up trying to get it the first one off :wallbanging:

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 06:59 PM

But you kept going and got it done!  The reliefs sure did the trick!


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 07:43 PM

We get to soon old and to late smart.  That is true for both short term and long term.


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Posted October 14, 2015 - 08:39 PM

So , what would do if you did not have a die grinder?? Just wondering. Noel

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Posted October 14, 2015 - 09:22 PM

I tried the 4 1/2" right angle grinder first but would have made too big of groove . Tough question , I've had that electric die grinder for a long time 40 years lol . Its one of those tools that you buy but only use it a few times a year. Do have a 1/4" right angle and straight air ones too. Now that you got me thinking , I have a Sears roto zip type tool with small 1/8" bits that would have made a very neat little relief . I'm sure there are other ways too but that's what I came up with.

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Posted October 15, 2015 - 02:59 AM

Why do you say "for nothing", Al?! Do you think it's better to sit in the TV-chair?


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Posted October 15, 2015 - 05:16 AM

Just so much work to get done , I want to get the main tractor painted before it gets too cold , the sheet metal I can paint in the garage .



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Posted October 15, 2015 - 06:17 AM

Thanks for posting Al. That's a neat solution to a problem we all face at one time or another. 


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Posted October 15, 2015 - 08:37 AM

Thanks for posting Al. That's a neat solution to a problem we all face at one time or another. 

 

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