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Old 10-29-2009, 03:50 PM
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im going to make this tool and try it. i also have been using zip ties. were do i get this safety wire and what gauge is it?
thanks
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:54 PM
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Default RE: Tool to use to twist wire on fuel line

Since you guys are posting about fuel lines, here is my tip.

I get the safety wire prelooped for the fuel lines using my Exacto knife, once in place and on the pliers just pull tight and twist take a look.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:05 PM
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Default RE: Tool to use to twist wire on fuel line

Tony,
I sometimes use single stand phone wire, just strip the insualation off. Works great.
My buddy vetagator uses stainless steel surgical wire. Maybe since I made him a tool he will give me some.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:23 PM
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Figueroa, you da man. I knew you'd come thru. I will give you some extra surgical wire. If l use zip ties to fix broken dog bones I will have even more surgical wire.
Old 10-29-2009, 04:37 PM
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Zip ties, I thought you used JB Weld and Ca.
Old 10-29-2009, 05:08 PM
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mark s,
Thanks for the idea, I am off to the shop to make a few.
If you make me one, I'll tell everybody that you're the only cool guy in the lower 48. (if I get the tool, it may be worth getting flamed by all the uncool guys in the lower 48)
Old 10-29-2009, 05:29 PM
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thank you figueroa
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:29 PM
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Just make one, the problem I find with the pliers type is they are not easy to get into spaces when you want to security wire after installing something, so grab a length of K&S steel rod, around 4-5mm in diameter and long enough to hold in your hand so a few inches extends past your grip.
File a flat at one end by filing both sides until its about 1mm or so thick, drill a hole in the end suitably large to accept two pieces of your chosen security wire.
To use (once wrapped round tube) take one end of wire and pass through hole, then take the other end and pass through hole in opposite direction, pull wires until head of tool is an inch or so away from tube to be secured and rotate rod in one direction, the wire will twist into a progressively tighter grip. Once done snip off and remove two ends from tool - done.
Never fails and so simple to use.

marcs

Now that is clever.

I'm going to tell everyone around here that I thought of it!
Bob, That is a great idea thanks!
Old 10-29-2009, 05:48 PM
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Just make one, the problem I find with the pliers type is they are not easy to get into spaces when you want to security wire after installing something, so grab a length of K&S steel rod, around 4-5mm in diameter and long enough to hold in your hand so a few inches extends past your grip.
File a flat at one end by filing both sides until its about 1mm or so thick, drill a hole in the end suitably large to accept two pieces of your chosen security wire.
To use (once wrapped round tube) take one end of wire and pass through hole, then take the other end and pass through hole in opposite direction, pull wires until head of tool is an inch or so away from tube to be secured and rotate rod in one direction, the wire will twist into a progressively tighter grip. Once done snip off and remove two ends from tool - done.
Never fails and so simple to use.

marcs

Now that is clever.

I'm going to tell everyone around here that I thought of it!
Bob, That is a great idea thanks!
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