This device will help you to hold those pesky escutcheons down while you remove the pins from your door handles and window cranks. A great idea developed and built out of milled aluminum by Bill Shea.
When the seat recliner is assembled, bring it in open position and fix it with the lever from the recliner. Attention; the assurance spring for the lever has to be assembled! The spring from the recliner has a lot of power. Then you put the spring in the tool, the inner diameter is a little smaller than the outer diameter of the spring. After, you put the spring over the pin with slot from the recliner. You have to push the tool a little from the back side and with a screwdriver through the hole you could turn it to the right side. The spring can't get out of the tool or from the pin because you secure it with the tool. When the spring is fixed, finish the assembling and try it. View a PDF file with exact tool dimensions. Submitted by Wolfgang Nussrainer
The tool in this picture is a crank to turn 356 motors over as it is being assembled. (Sure beats grabbing the flywheel etc.) It was fabricated from an old VW pulley hub. I cut away the bulk of the pulley and machined down the od of the seal surface slightly. Then I welded on a piece of rod stock (indexed so that the rod is vertical when the engine is on TDC) and added a ball for a handle. Submitted by Ken Daugherty