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Offline my68gt

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What tool to get?
« on: April 27, 2018, 09:51:36 am »
Guys,
  Working with a couple of my Toploaders while replacing the speedo gear there is a large snap ring that has to be removed and re-installed. Can anyone point me to the right tool that I need to do this??  I have searched but cannot find the proper tool and I am sure I am not using the correct term for it in my searches. I would like to purchase the tool, I got the snap rings back on using a small snap ring tool (definitely not designed for it) and blind luck allowed me to get it back on after about an hour fooling with it.

Maybe I am missing something really simple here, but it was a bear to get back on!

Thanks so much!
1965 Convertible Mustang (automatic)
1965 Coupe 289 HP (4 Speed)
1966 Coupe Pro-Street (in the works) (4 Speed)
1967 Shelby GT350 (4 Speed)
1968 Mustang GT S Code (4 Speed)
1970 CJ Mach 1 Q Code (4 Speed)

I like 4 speeds!

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Re: What tool to get?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 10:24:45 am »
I can't remember what I used when I did mine.

These are available.
http://4speedtoploaders.com/store/snaprings.html
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Offline Chris Teeling

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Re: What tool to get?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 08:59:31 pm »
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Re: What tool to get?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 10:04:33 am »
Chris...the OTC tool is pretty good but I have done hundreds of trans with some real wicked external snap rings and these work better than anything else I have tried
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wilde-Tool-10-in-Straight-Compound-Lock-Ring-Pliers-Snap-Retaining-MADE-IN-USA/131155893946?epid=1238188830&hash=item1e89801eba:g:MtYAAMXQeKNTOjjX:sc:USPSFirstClass!51103!US!-1
No pliers will work in all cases and I have a drawer full but for heavy externals that you can get a decent shot at,these work the best IMO.

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Re: What tool to get?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 10:37:10 am »
Thanks guys!!
1965 Convertible Mustang (automatic)
1965 Coupe 289 HP (4 Speed)
1966 Coupe Pro-Street (in the works) (4 Speed)
1967 Shelby GT350 (4 Speed)
1968 Mustang GT S Code (4 Speed)
1970 CJ Mach 1 Q Code (4 Speed)

I like 4 speeds!