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post #1 of 5 Old 09-04-2009, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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torsions spring tool

Tomatocity asked me to post this pic and I finally got around to it. It made putting the torsion spring on very easy. Was a little nervous about doing the torsion spring when I heard all the horror stories how long it can take but using this tool it went on in about 30 sec. Hope it helps. Later
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-05-2009, 02:59 PM
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Tomatocity asked me to post this pic and I finally got around to it. It made putting the torsion spring on very easy. Was a little nervous about doing the torsion spring when I heard all the horror stories how long it can take but using this tool it went on in about 30 sec. Hope it helps. Later
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Thanks D. This tool has a curve to the tip which allows your hand to be away from the engine. The tool presses aginst the top of the "J" (part of the torsion spring) and used pliers to pull the bottom of the "J" into the adjusting slot of the Doohickey. As D said it did not take long to do the installation.
Prior to this (these) installation I had installed a torsion spring with pliers only and it was difficult in comparison.
Spend the $6 (surely a less expensive tool can be found) and make your Doohockey project simpler.

I ended up finding a 4" tack puller http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...4&ddkey=Search
at Home Depot. Guess I can use it to pull tacks when not installing torsion springs.

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You'll probably find it handy for pulling plastic upholstery rivets (door panels) etc, if you ever get into that. Looks like a great tool to have around.
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Been bugging me all day. You can find it in the garden hand tools as a "weeder:.
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Been bugging me all day. You can find it in the garden hand tools as a "weeder:.
If you live near a Lowe's you can find it in the tool section. It looks like a medium size screw driver with a nail puller head. Look at the link.

Ace or your local hardware store might have something like it.

It sure made the torsion spring installation simple. I am hunting for some less expensive tools so I can give them away at the next Julian Tech Day on 10/10/2009.

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