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Date:         Fri, 21 Dec 2012 20:00:24 -0800
Reply-To:     Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
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From:         Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM>
Subject:      Re: [Diesel-Vanagon] Re: Diesel Vanagon Exhaust Design
Comments: To: Jim Felder <jim.felder@GMAIL.COM>
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lol... very cute. right 'shield your eyes' ...sounds risky !

Seems like not many people are familair with the 'real tool. Mine might be a Hazzat brand ..made in Der Fatherland. Cost 60 bucks probably, maybe more these days. If things are going right ..I will never have to use it again...'cause I don't 'do'FWD VW's with sideways engines anymore.

I wouldn't say there is any actual replacement for those big spring clips. Istill have some if anyone needs any. And 'bowl' header pipes, one or 2.

scott turbovans

On 12/21/2012 5:00 PM, Jim Felder wrote: >> There is a special tool for those spring clamps. >> >>>> It's called a come-along. Put one hook on a c-clip, the other on a > convenient body or suspension part, and start cranking. Shield your eyes. > Hopefully you can replace them with something else, or do as I did and > throw them away since I was putting the Jetta engine that had them into a > Vanagon. > > Not only to you need special tools (steel wedges) you need a magic wand to > make room to swing the hammer that it will take to drive them. > > Ugh. > > Jim >

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