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Old 11-23-2011, 07:43 PM
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Default homemade tool for alignment ogf ignition switch touring

can not get my ignition switch ti work right i think out of alightment,any one know of homemade tool?
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Take a straight piece of metal coat hanger. Then take a pair of needle nose pliers and bend a small loop or "J" in it. About 3/4" should do it. Works like a charm. There are a few threads on here about installing/removing the switch if you need help getting it back in line. I was able to do it in less than 5 minutes with the coat hanger trick and keeping my fingers crossed.
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There was just a thread about this a couple of days ago. Do a search for ignition alignment tool.
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The link should give you everything you need.....complete with video.

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/tourin...h-removal.html
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What was this thread about ? Electradad's avatar has me hypnotized
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Damn i love that avatar....
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Dam you electradad! Got my tongue caught in the beer can.
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what was this thread about ? Electradad's avatar has me hypnotized
ditto to that.
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After reading a couple articles , I decided to make one myself.
This tool is made from 3/8" steel tubing for automotive repairs.
Copper would work fine also.
I started with an 8" piece and turned the end 90 degrees with a tubing bender.
On the straight end , I crushed it with a vice and tapped it a bit with a hammer.
The flattened portion is about 2 1/2" long as shown.
The crushed width is about perfect and the tool works well , it's a bit long , but I can't remember how much too long it was.
The photos should explain what I can't.
Total cost was around $0 because it was scrap at my shop.
I keep it in my tool pouch always .....
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