Thanks to all that replied. The next time I deal with these I'll get the
C or JC clips. For the interim, I took the E clips to the grinder and
ground them thinner so they were easier to put on. My main problem (as
I'm sure the rest of you have experienced) was trying to position the
clip without interfering with one of: The roll pin, the bleeder screw,
and the axle flange. Grinding it down thinner helped me to position it
so it interfered with none of these.
I also liked the idea of tapping the roll pin hole so a screw could be
used. Very clever!
On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 18:00:05 -0500 Frank Clarici <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> email@example.com wrote:
> > Resend, because it didn't make the list?:
> > I'm wrestling with these friggin' e-clips on the wheel cylinders.
> Throw them away! Go to any hardware store with w/cylinder in hand
> but the original style JC clip. JC meaning those 2 religous words
> say when the clip goes flying. ;)
> The E clips will work but are too thick and orientated just a bit
> If you do get them on, watch where the bleeder nipple goes.
> The DPO used E clips on the Midget I am building and stripped the
> bleeder nipples cause the clips are too big and got in the way.
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ