Yes, that is exactly what I was thinking. Pawnshop tool, oxyacet torch... yee haw.El Cheapo' made in India (Poonjab?) 1 1/4". Torch, vise, hammer = instant special tool.
My gaskets came off clean and were reused. No leaks after 2,000 miles.
That's the cool part about Mike's stuff.. Same price as the cheap imitation, and I've never read a bad thing about his workmanship or customer service.From everything I've read, I'm definitely planning to go with Eagle Mike's stuff. I've never dealt with him, but the consensus is that he's hands down the best, quality-wise, and customer service-wise. To me, word of mouth recommendations are worth listening to.
Price, for the most part, is a secondary consideration.
OT, Sorry.POON-jab? I'm not even gonna TOUCH that one...
Thanks for the heads-up... I THINK I have one of those, but if I don't, I have several sacrificial screwdrivers that can be dremel'd and filed into shape...If you decide to install the Torsion spring (my recomendation) a 4" handheld tac puller will make the spring connection simpler.
or you can be like me and buy one then find one in an old toolbox you bought at a garage sale.