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    understeer into wood

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    in a bit of a jolly old pickle

    Post  understeer into wood on Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:44 am

    Paul and I attempted to remove my front cones yesterday. We removed the tower bolts easly enough, we then tried to use a cone compresser to take the preasure away from the cone so it would just drop out of the bottom. It was ok until it went clunk, the compresion tool released and the suspension returned to how it was. It would seem that we have stripped the threads inside both sides of the front suspension....bugger

    Does anyone know another meathod to remove these cones?
    I'm going to remove the subframe for better access and see what i can figure out from there.

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: in a bit of a jolly old pickle

    Post  steble on Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:46 am

    ha ha ha ha this is funny am afraid you do need to be laughed at although could happen to any of us Laughing

    I assume you are not using the suspension again so cut a slit in the bottom of the trumpet just over half way through then get a chisel or something and a hammer. give it a whack it'll snap suspension falls oput job done. be sure to keep your hands clear though Laughing
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    Re: in a bit of a jolly old pickle

    Post  clintminimad on Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:17 am

    you must be using the bit as there was two diffrent thread's for the donuts
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    Post  understeer into wood on Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:36 am

    so do you recon its worth me buying a new compresser?

    I did look at the compressor I borrowed off Paul today, the end threads look a little fouled.
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    Post  clintminimad on Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:18 am

    if you buy a new one you will get both of the rods with diffrent threads one fine other is a course thread
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    Post  understeer into wood on Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:34 am

    ok cheers, more to add to my minispares shopping list.
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    Post  steble on Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:09 pm

    Pantsman wrote:ok cheers, more to add to my minispares shopping list.

    your fitting hi-lo's anyway aint you? just smash the old trumpet out takes 5 mins and you don't need a compressor to re fit so saves you money
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    Post  understeer into wood on Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:49 am

    If I smash them out, will there be a possability of damaging the top arm joint?
    But that does sound like a good option, and a chance to use a big hammer.
    Wont that make fitting the HiLos a little more difficult as the doughnut will be in the way?
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    Re: in a bit of a jolly old pickle

    Post  steble on Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:24 am

    No and No Laughing

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