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#1 SlowBeas

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:04 PM

Do you recognize this tire tool ? It has no writing on it, possibly a Hudy?

 

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Anyway, I broke the %#&@ tip tightening a set screw, and I'm not sure how to order a new one until I can provide more info to vendors.

 

All help is appreciated.

jb


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:33 PM

Doing a little research online seems to indicate it's a Cahoza -- not Hudy. Know where I can find a replacement tip?


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:40 PM

Take the tip out so you can measure the diameter of the shaft where it fits in, and also whether it has any keying or recessing to stop it turning

Order from PCH/Hobbies Plus/MidAmerica or whoever you like the replacement tool of the right dimension


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

That should be a standard size , like 3/32.....

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:53 PM

Just about any replacement tip should work fine


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:33 PM

most common either 2mm or 3/32" shaft.  Since it is not critical for concentricity, 2mm fits into a 3/32 shaft.  Hudy can be found at some RC shops as well.  If 2mm and can only find 3/32", drill it out.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:24 AM

If it's a Cahoza Hudy tips should fit. If you can't find them JK has tips with 2mm and 3mm shafts. My Hudy tips all have 3mm shafts.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:34 AM

I did have a 2 mm handle and 3/32 bits - so a little reaming did cure the problem.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:25 AM

I have one of these tire tools. It was sold by Pro Slot at one time.

It takes a 2mm tip, like the Wright Way and Koford Tire Tools now use.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:27 AM

Great info. Thank you, all.

 

Unfortunately, my local slot shop closed some time ago. I have to order all parts through the mail. Would have hated to order the wrong thing. Just a pain in the neck when that happens.

 

Again, my thanks.

jb


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:29 PM

Check out the Dynamite .050 Replacement Tip - it is 2mm PLUS the hex is longer to fit in Kelly Retro tires.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:48 PM

Jim,
Why don't you confirm it's 2 MM/.078", and I'll sell you a Koford replacement tip.

PS- keep in mind that big handle, while nice, gives you a lot of leverage to snap the tip off


That's why I'm fine with the relatively skinny, Koford wrench.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

The Dynamite tip is better than the Koford tip.  Good Luck SB.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

Check out the Dynamite .050 Replacement Tip - it is 2mm PLUS the hex is longer to fit in Kelly Retro tires.

The issue with Kelly Retro tires is , like other tires, sometimes, rubber in the set screw socket.

The length of the tip has no bearing on how well a wrench will work, if the socket is clogged.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:31 PM

PS- keep in mind that big handle, while nice, gives you a lot of leverage to snap the tip off


That's why I'm fine with the relatively skinny, Koford wrench.

 

Hey Mike, some of us are used to handling the bigger tool. :victory: (sorry, I couldn't let that one go without a juvenile comment)


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:45 PM

The .050 wrench tips Sonic has been producing *are* 5/64-2mm shanks. No doubts here. More material should be arriving shortly.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:07 PM

 

Hey Mike, some of us are used to handling the bigger tool. :victory: (sorry, I couldn't let that one go without a juvenile comment)

Probably a juvenile comment like you might hear at the Feb. 3rd  GL ISRA race, from the race director. LOL


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

Yep! Race director or Rob Voska, toss up! :laugh2:



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:40 PM

Rob = infantile. :laugh2: :laugh2:


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:40 PM

The issue with Kelly Retro tires is , like other tires, sometimes, rubber in the set screw socket.

The length of the tip has no bearing on how well a wrench will work, if the socket is clogged.


I will say since I started using the Dynamite wrench I rarely strip a Kelly tire or any tire since then.

Joe, "The Kelly Tire Guy", recommend the Dynamite.

So I tried one and abousetly love them. I believe Tony P uses them as well.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:34 PM

Were you stripping the socket or the thread?

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

Were you stripping the socket or the thread?


The socket.

I don't necessarily think it's because of the longer tip. It's the fit of the tip.
(Keep it clean peanut gallery 😎)
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

Danny,

When you stripped out the socket, had you taken the screw out and removed the rubber?

 

I am sending you a PM on another subject.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

Danny,
When you stripped out the socket, had you taken the screw out and removed the rubber?
 
I am sending you a PM on another subject.


I can be lazy at times and not remove it. 😉 Definitely a reason for a lot of the stripping.

With the Dynamite I rarely have to remove the rubber unless it's real bad.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:30 AM

Stripping, Rubber, Socket, Fit, Kelly...well, mine is longer and it works for me haha Dynamite  :bomb:


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