Take a 12-18 inch length of saftey wire (electric fence wire down here in MS). Use a small pair of pliers and bend a 1/4" hook in one end. Take that hook and fish the spring out from behond the crank. A quick yank will have the spring out in no time.
68, 327, TH350 (assembly in process)
Sound like someone may have put some super glue on handles, if there no clip on it. That what I found in my #2 Dover white. I haven't gotten mind off yet. I've been working on other things, not had time to see how it get it off. My 2 Cent. God bless.
I do someting like Brad said above. I used a regular 3" or 4" framing nail with a 1/8" 90 degree bend on the point formed with a hammer while the nail is in a vise. I usualy add another slight bend in the middle so I can use the home made "hook" to pull off the Omega clip. It helps if you see one already off the car to figure out how to remove the retainer clip.
In a pinch (at the junkyard with minimal tools), I've used a shoprag. just slide the rag between the plastic escution and the crank and then pull the ends of the rag back and forth (like a shoeshine Guy shining shoes)....the rag will "snag" the ends of the clip and pull it loose....
Buy the correct tool in this case, $5.00, geeze. You'll have it forever and it works without a lot of fishing around and aggrivation.I have made tools to fit different applications, but if the correct tool is inexpensive, buy it.
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