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Mike Farmer

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cotter pins
« on: 14 February, 2020, 10:10:38 »
 :) :) :)Hi.
I've just re-read the posts about cotter pins. Must admit that for a long time I put mine in the "wrong way". Cos it was easiest and that they wouldn't drop out if the nut came off.

Then I thought that I had never heard of a sump plug falling out of a car engine so why should the nut come off. So I thought that I needed a simple tool to remove them without mangling the thread.

Simple. This is an odd piece of 5/8 bar with an 8mm hole in the end. I would have used 1/2" but didn't have a bit lying around. Simple.

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Re: cotter pins
« Reply #1 on: 15 February, 2020, 07:26:28 »
Nice one Mike - always interested in homemade fixes. My issue with cotter pins are that they always seem to be fractionally undersize these days. I'm probably going to make my own now.
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