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Old 01-15-2020, 06:09 PM   #1
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Default Donít Laugh, cam nut removal

Alright, go ahead and laugh, my welding is pretty funny but it worked getting stubborn cam gear nut off.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:15 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with that!
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Whatever works!
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:08 PM   #4
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I just raced out to the workshop to see if mine was still there. I thought you may have stollen it. It looks just like that.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:16 PM   #5
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Results are what matter.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:44 PM   #6
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I just raced out to the workshop to see if mine was still there. I thought you may have stollen it. It looks just like that.
Mine too but I bent the 6mm plate on a particularly tight nut!
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:13 AM   #7
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Looks good,your lucky the nut was not buggered up,most are from a cold chisel.
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:51 AM   #8
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Looks good to me, it got the job done that's what counts.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:13 PM   #9
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I've had no problem removing the original cam nut with a cold chisel as others have done in the past . I always replace the original cam nut with a new hex nut .
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:17 PM   #10
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This works:
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:36 PM   #11
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Agh! It's using a chisel or punch that gets them boogered up so you can't use a proper tool, like you made David, to remove them. The right tool for the right job. I learned that I can still do a backward somersault when I was yanking on the breaker bar to remove a stubborn cam nut and it suddenly came loose.
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Agh! It's using a chisel or punch that gets them boogered up so you can't use a proper tool, like you made David, to remove them. The right tool for the right job. I learned that I can still do a backward somersault when I was yanking on the breaker bar to remove a stubborn cam nut and it suddenly came loose.
What! Use the right tool and deprive everyone of a demonstration of your gymnastic ability? (And a laugh!)
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:57 PM   #13
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With engine removed and on a stand it’s Hard to crowd it enough to get any real leverage. I finally took camshaft gear and all out and clamped gear in vise with shaft supported on sandbags and used ugly tool with the air wrench to get it loose.
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Using the right tool is all fine and good when one is at home in the shop, but when one is on the side of the road or some other out of the way place "ya use what ya got" AKA known as improvising.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:11 PM   #15
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Using the right tool is all fine and good when one is at home in the shop, but when one is on the side of the road or some other out of the way place "ya use what ya got" AKA known as improvising.
The Army Official nomenclature for that process is a "field expedient"

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Works for me.
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:43 PM   #17
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I actually removed mine with a hammer and punch recently. Of course the already buggered up nut was even MORE buggered up afterwards.

Resolve me - buy a new nut AND buy the wrench from the supplier.

So new nut and wrench comes in the same package. Trying the wrench on the nut IT DOESN'T FIT. Only a minor interference and a few minutes with a hand file made it work.

But wouldn't you think SOMEONE would have done a "proof test" to be sure the new wrench works on a new nut? ESPECIALLY if they are shipped in the same package?

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