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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:47 PM

I've been pinning the Red Fox guide shoes, the last 3 or 4 months, to provide some extra durability in crashes.
 
Now, I'm providing a pinned FK lead wire clip, for those who like the "no-heat" concept of the FK wire clip, but were a bit leery, they could get knocked off in a bad crash.

 

I'm 99.8% sure this will prevent that.
 
For those who want to play with the concept, I'll provide my FK lead wire clips, drilled, for $2.00 per pair.
 
If you would also like a couple of the cotter clips, as shown in the below pic, it will be an additional 50 cents, or $2.50 for the set of 4 pieces.
 
I'm thinking while it wouldn't provide the heat sinking, the cotter clips provide, twisted craft wire will also work, and won't have any clearance issues with interiors, etc.
 

Be aware, on ones that are drilled, the hole is in the retention "leaf spring", so I wouldn't recommend these, unless you commit to adding some sort of pinning.

 

Info on unmodified clips is below;

http://slotblog.net/...leadwire-clips/

 
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:33 PM

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:37 PM

Won't you tweak the brush arm taking the alligator clip on and off? They are very pliable.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:48 PM

Hence, the word "experimental". Lol

You can take a bit of the spring out of the cotter clip.

Then it's a matter of using a flat blade screwdriver to pry it open a bit, while pulling it with needle nose pliers.

You can also just use twisted craft wire, and untwist it, clip it off with small side cutters.

Mike Swiss
 
IRRA® Components Committee Chairman
Five-time USRA National Champion (two G7, one G27, two G7 Senior)
Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990)
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder
17B West Ogden AveWestmont, IL 60559, ( 708) 203-8003
mikeswiss86@hotmail.com (also my PayPal address) 
Note: Send all USPS packages and mail to: 5858 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516
Make checks out to Chicagoland Woodworking, Inc.






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