Filler cap "grabber", "Vise", "clamp"? or whatever

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  1. F. bruce kuda United States

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    One of my buddies Richard Leyva sent me this awhile back-- I don't know if hes still makes them but they are great~~~~ a handy dandy gadget to get a good grip in 3 piece filler caps for disassembly! I love it!!!

     
  2. Paul Aslanides

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    Yes, a great little gadget, thanks. I made one a while back, works terrific, but unfortunately the screw sheared off level with the top of the filler cap insert. Next time I'll use some heat on it before placing it in the clamp. Was a cheese head screw too, sob, not the garden variety round head. #4-36 UNEF. All good, OCP has plenty of spares.
     
  3. Rustytank United States

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    I've got one of those and it is a great tool to have in the box.
     
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    Paul Aslanides Australia Subscriber

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    Apology - my mistake above. Filler cap insert screw is 5/32" Whitworth (or UNC), as near as I can make out. #4-36 UNEF is the size of some of the pump cap screws.
     
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    Whacko ! It was a bit fiddly, but we got there. The remains of the broken screw can be seen on the end of the easy-out, extractor. Again, it wouldn't budge in the clamp until heated and quenched to free it up. One Filler Cap Insert recovered.
    Coleman Filler Cap Insert Recovery.jpg

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