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Old 05-13-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default I HATE E-CLIPS !!!

trying to build my mugen starter box and not having much luck with the e-clips need to fit one onto the end of the motor to hold the plastic pulleys in place.
any suggestions on how the hell I can get them on. tried plyers and a flat blade screw driver. they just wont go on and flick all over the place.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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Well I don't have much problem with them I use plyers too , flat ones .
Perhaps it's the way to use them witch is different .
What I do is :
-Put the E clip on the axle , start to put it in position so that the next step is only to press it (the groove should just hold the clip by the ends).
-Plyers Perpendicular to the axle not parallel to the axle , so in other words you use the wheel or whatever the E clip is going to hold as a side guide for you plyer (use the plyers sideway) .
-Be sure that the E clip "mouth" is parallel and looking down at the bottom jaw of the plyers .
-Just squeeze gently and that's it , never failed .

Another thing is where you squeeze the E clip . Use the middle of the plyers .
Too close to the pivot point will give you too much angle while squeezing and basicaly will only press one end of the E clip mouth.
Too far and you won't have enough strengh to squeeze and therefore press is precisely .

My two cents.
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Typically, there is a groove at the end of the motor shaft. If no groove, I'm not sure what to tell you; however, make sure that the pulley is pushed on far enough to expose the groove, the e-clip locks into it.
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