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Re: MINI Problem 2047

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: MINI Problem
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2010, 02:46:29 AM »
I've been doing a fair amount of restoring MINIs lately, specifically salvaging good parts from broken tools and have noticed a few things about them that I hadn't picked up on before....


@Dennis - is the offending MINI plier head the same as a PST head in size? Or is it very slightly smaller?

Hero Member Posts: 538
Re: MINI Problem
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2010, 02:58:02 AM »
I've been doing a fair amount of restoring MINIs lately, specifically salvaging good parts from broken tools and have noticed a few things about them that I hadn't picked up on before....


@Dennis - is the offending MINI plier head the same as a PST head in size? Or is it very slightly smaller?
Kmarr answers a question not directed at him :D -

Speak of the devil, right after posting I looked at my mini and pst for comparison... The mini is a tad smaller, but the pivot area and depth are the same.
Were they produced in different sizes?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: MINI Problem
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2010, 03:02:08 AM »
Yup, that's what I'm getting at.

I think that some (later) MINIs have PST plier heads that have been ground down, as opposed to others that were cast smaller - but it's hard to state that as a fact based on the relative few that I have / have seen. If a PST plier head had been ground down by hand, it could explain some inconsistencies in the tolerances.

Just a theory really, but it fits well :)

No Life Club Posts: 1,757
Re: MINI Problem
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2010, 03:17:53 AM »
I've been doing a fair amount of restoring MINIs lately, specifically salvaging good parts from broken tools and have noticed a few things about them that I hadn't picked up on before....


@Dennis - is the offending MINI plier head the same as a PST head in size? Or is it very slightly smaller?

Never looked at that. I can't tell from the pics I took. It was an early mini

Dennis
Hero Member Posts: 538
Re: MINI Problem
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2010, 04:35:14 AM »
Yup, that's what I'm getting at.

I think that some (later) MINIs have PST plier heads that have been ground down, as opposed to others that were cast smaller - but it's hard to state that as a fact based on the relative few that I have / have seen. If a PST plier head had been ground down by hand, it could explain some inconsistencies in the tolerances.

Just a theory really, but it fits well :)
This theory can become solid stone in 2 methods:
1. write to leatherman
2. conduct and independednt study examining all the minis on this forum, determine production dates, create complicated flow charts and graphs, etc


I like the second one! :D lets proceed with a new thread

 

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