I think the C clamp is a better idea, but I have had success using curved
tip needle nose pliers for the same purpose.
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From: "Tom NØJMY" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:15
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Another PTO rebuild question: Where does second pin
I've had excellent luck installing those roll-pins by pressing them into
place with a small "C"-clamp ($1.39 at Harbor Freight -
http://tinyurl.com/kt6gv9 - probably similar at your local hardware store.)
It seems like I can always push the pin in far-enough by hand for it to
stay in by itself. Then I take a the small "C"-clamp and use it to
press the pin the rest of the way in.
You put the "C" part against the end of the pin, and the screw part
against the shaft to apply the pressure. Obviously, you need to place
some padding between the end of the screw-part and the shaft to keep
from marring the shaft.
From what I hear, putting that pin in seems to be the most dreaded part
of that whole PTO rebuild, but doing it this way is a snap.
Tom NØJMY . .
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Steve Hunt wrote:
> If I recall correctly, the pin on the Corsair II rebuild kit was a very
> small "roll pin". If yours is the same, gripping it with pliers and
> rotating it as you push it in may help; but you need to rotate it the
> correct way so that pin diameter decreases rather than increases .... if
> that makes sense :)
> Steve G3TXQ
> Andrew Moore wrote:
>> Steve - it appears to be a pin that's used only for analog rigs with a
>> This makes sense, as the instructions say:
>> 29. On analog rigs -- turn tuning shaft fully CCW. Install pin in shaft
>> reinstall dial cord.
>> I think I just need to persuade the pin to go about 1 mm further and it
>> should be strong enough for an anchor point for the dial cord. I expect
>> questions will be answered by the dial cord kit instructions -- that
>> will start as soon as I button up the PTO.
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