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  1. robertgarven

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    #3 Tegethoff, Jul 17, 2020
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    The closest thing I have ever seen to a factory tool for Copiglia clamps was in an old Alfa manual.

    The best way I can describe it is as a nut driver with a double D opening instead of a hex. The shape slides over the end of the pin eye.

    I made one from a suitable size nut driver, I torched it red hot and squeezed it in a vise to get the double D shape.

    It really only works well if you have perpendicular access to the clamp, otherwise a pick, rod or pocket screwdriver through the pin eye is still the only way I have seen.
     
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    Darn it, you reminded me my bellows is shot to s&*^987it...
     
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    Does anyone know the width of the clamp for 308QV/328?
     
  7. robertgarven

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    All,

    Thats amazing, on the GT4 the bellows is so short and has to be stretched tight, is is not easy to do. I only use one thickness of strap, glad to see the instructions never seen that before! The clamp I have the pin is much narrower and have always used stubby screwdrivers, just hoping there was a tool out there! HA

    Rob
     
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    I use an allen wrench that just fits inside the eye of the cotter pin. You can use the long end for high torque or the small end in tight places.

    Brian Brown
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    #9 robertgarven, Jul 18, 2020
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    Brian,

    Thanks! Great idea! Now that we know you have secrets knowledge, any tips for stretching that long bellows from the air intake to the oil radiator on the GT4! :)

    Rob
     
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