Trick for PS hose banjobolt to rack

Martin Pot paulnet at
Sat Oct 12 18:10:04 EDT 2002

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I have done this hose several times and the most difficult part always seem=
ed to get the banjo started at the rack. There is hardly enough room for yo=
ur hand to turn the banjo, to get it started. I have used my then 12 yr old=
 sun with very small hands before, to get it started, for a bag of candy:)
He is big now too so I figured out a new trick.
I had gone through the regular process of removing the PS reservoir and bra=
cket, and taking off the old hose. Then I routed the new hose in place, too=
k a break and worried how I was going to get the banjo on there, with the b=
olt in my hand.
I superglued a washer on the head of the banjo, which made it look somewhat=
 like a pulley.
I got 5 foot or so of kitestring, tied a little noose on the end.
I pulled the string through the noose, to make it into a slipnoose and put =
it around the banjo.
Wrapped the string around the bolt as much it would hold.
Then I carefully got the bolt to the hose, got it lined up with the hole on=
 the rack.
I put my left middle or index finger on top of bolt and started pulling on =
the string with my left hand. While the bolt was spinning I could control t=
he angle of the bolt until it grabbed the thread.
Once it grabbed I pulled the string until I ran out of string and the bolt =
was more than half way in.
I took the string off, and took the middle of the string, and wrapped it ar=
ound the bolt twice.
Now I was able to grab on to both ends of the string and control the tensio=
n around the bolt.
I stood comfortably and drove the bolt in kind of a seesaw fashion home.
Now I only had to tap the washer off that was glued on, and tighten up the =
banjo with the wrench and connect the pump side.
This really worked great for me and next time, I will probably use string t=
o get the banjo off too. This hose went on the '91 2CTQW.
Hope this could be of some help.
Thanks, Martin.
91' 2CTQW PRL   '86 5kTQ PRL  91' 2CTQ Maroon  All cars chipped


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