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First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. #5358206 02/23/20 04:16 PM
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For installing the brake shoe retaining clips on the pins. Must be the first time encountering this type of retaining system instead of the round springs.

Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: atikovi] #5358211 02/23/20 04:22 PM
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Nice tool for that. Is that a Triumph or MG you are working on?

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Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: atikovi] #5358213 02/23/20 04:25 PM
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Never saw those retainers. Must be cheaper to make than the old coil spring/slotted washer kind. I could do those with my fingers.

Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: atikovi] #5358219 02/23/20 04:33 PM
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Most people used their fingers or pliers rather than walking to the tool box to get this tool. I have a couple kicking around that have probably never been used.


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Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: atikovi] #5358244 02/23/20 05:20 PM
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My old Studebakers use the same type of retaining clips to retain the shoes. I use a screwdriver to remove them and use my fingers to install them. In all of the years of working on Studebakers, I never knew there was a specific tool for removing the retaining clips.

Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: atikovi] #5358254 02/23/20 05:40 PM
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Drum brakes were always a PITA.


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Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: Imp4] #5358262 02/23/20 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Imp4
Drum brakes were always a PITA.


+1 on that although rear discs that use mechanical operation of the caliper to provide for a parking/emergency brake are also a PITA.


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Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: atikovi] #5358282 02/23/20 06:21 PM
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Those clips came with my F150 hardware kit. I like 'em just as well as or better than the washers & springs kind.

For washers & springs, I always used an 11-12mm socket on a 6" extension, or just slip joint pliers.

The little notch for engaging the nail end is money. I usually just spin the head behind the backing plate with my dopey blind finger.

Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: atikovi] #5358337 02/23/20 07:29 PM
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>30 years ago that tool might've cost $3.45! Money in the bank.

Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: spasm3] #5358404 02/23/20 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by spasm3
Nice tool for that. Is that a Triumph or MG you are working on?


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Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: JohnG] #5358408 02/23/20 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnG
I could do those with my fingers.


Nope.

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Originally Posted by JohnG
Never saw those retainers. Must be cheaper to make than the old coil spring/slotted washer kind. I could do those with my fingers.


Not a chance you could do those with your fingers. Sorry.

That tool is worth its weight in gold for that purpose. I have onenjust like it (different brand).

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Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: atikovi] #5358529 02/24/20 12:31 AM
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i have got a bunch of those brake tools in the tool box. these days don't think i will ever use them again. finding a drum braked vehicle after 2010 is pretty hard. usually its the base model of anything. even my 99 outback had disk in the rear

Re: First time I've used this tool I bought over 30 years ago. [Re: mattd] #5358539 02/24/20 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by mattd
Originally Posted by JohnG
Never saw those retainers. Must be cheaper to make than the old coil spring/slotted washer kind. I could do those with my fingers.


Not a chance you could do those with your fingers. Sorry.

That tool is worth its weight in gold for that purpose. I have onenjust like it (different brand).

Needle-nose pliers will usually work, but that tool definitely works better. Many Honda's use this style of retainer.


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Perfect tool for the job. I also have a tool or two that I've owned for decades and never used.


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