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Old 09-05-2019, 09:03 PM   #1
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Are there places where the split pins are used for other than holding something on? Like thrust support or end of travel pin?

Meaning why do split pins need to be so thick?
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:08 PM   #2
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Some folks call cotter pins "split pins".

Are you referring to a "roll pin"?
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no: Cotter pins
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:03 AM   #4
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Are there places where the split pins are used for other than holding something on? Like thrust support or end of travel pin?

Meaning why do split pins need to be so thick?
They are available in different lengths and thicknesses. Usually to prevent things from coming apart, as you said. Not however where thrust is or friction is a factor.

Usually there is a washer involved to protect wear and tear.

If you are experiencing difficulty removing them from your axle shaft pick up a tool catalog and find a cotter pin puller. It's like an ice pick that got slammed in a door jamb. With the extra pointy end, one can catch the eyelet and leverage the bent b#**#*d right out of its hole.

For axles and spindles I always look for the longer ones. Easier to spread open, just cut away what you like.

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Old 09-06-2019, 08:48 AM   #5
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"It's like an ice pick that got slammed in a door jamb."

That's a great description right there.

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If you are sizing a cotter pin for a high vibration/movement area like a rod nut, make sure the pin fits tight. If loose it can wear and come apart.
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Keeping the drip hole in the early Ford v-8 oil pan was a good use for a split pin.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...5&d=1332214197
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I forgot the drip hole fixer. Thanks
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:44 AM   #9
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What do they call a pli that looks like a nail but with a split down one side that’s under tension when driven into a hole!!!!
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:57 AM   #10
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A hard to pull out pin or nail. 8^) Jack E/NJ
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Old 09-07-2019, 12:16 PM   #11
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Spring pin, SOME CALL THEM ROLLED PINS
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Roll Pin.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:52 PM   #13
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Ok.....
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Roll Pin.
Here we refer to them as tension pins.
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