Trick for PS hose banjobolt to rack (rectification)

Martin Pot paulnet at
Sun Oct 13 11:45:35 EDT 2002

It was very late the night I did this and wrote this. Where I say to pull
the string with left hand I meant to say right hand, but it is kind of
obvious. I believe if something seem to be too difficult, it probably is.
Convinced of that, I always seem to be convinced that there has to be an
easier way. Sometimes it gets me in trouble though because looking for an
easier way could take twice as long or longer than doing things the proven
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From: "Martin Pot" <paulnet at>
To: <quattro at>
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 10:41 AM
Subject: Trick for PS hose banjobolt to rack

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I have done this hose several times and the most difficult part always
seemed to get the banjo started at the rack. There is hardly enough room for
your 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
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
bracket, and taking off the old hose. Then I routed the new hose in place,
took a break and worried how I was going to get the banjo on there, with the
bolt 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) right hand. While the bolt was spinning I could
control the 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
around the bolt twice.
Now I was able to grab on to both ends of the string and control the tension
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 to
get the banjo off too.
Hope this could be of some help.
Thanks, Martin.
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