K2FC Mag. Cam Ring

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I've just had to cut the end cap off the Mag, it appears the cam ring is stuck in place as well.
Any advice on how to get it out?
Thanks.
 

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I have used the "L" shaped end of a paint can lid removal tool. You can get the bottom of the tool under the ring and gently work it around behind the ring using it as a lever. Some heat from a heat gun probably wouldn't hurt either.
 
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I have used the "L" shaped end of a paint can lid removal tool. You can get the bottom of the tool under the ring and gently work it around behind the ring using it as a lever. Some heat from a heat gun probably wouldn't hurt either.

So behind the ring , pulling the ring forward and out of the case?
 

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Let me get this straight - you're listening to delicate extraction advice from someone called @Bodger ?;)
Just to make the bodge clear, depending upon the size of your version of this special tool (utility patent pending) you can push it sideways or back and forth to lever the ring out
 

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There is a groove behind the cam ring. Work the "L" shaped tool into that groove and lever out. The cam ring is a close fit in the housing, thus it will jam unless you work all around, or as TT says simultaneously with two levers at diametrically opposite points.
You have, of course, first removed the points contact block. Apply heat and nano oil as well.

Good luck with it.

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Is that a bit of felt in the casing ,at the bottom ,under the cam ring?
That would be the felt oil wick. There is a groove to retain the wick plus two wick "plugs" that pass thru holes in the cam ring to contact the rubbing block.

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That would be the felt oil wick. There is a groove to retain the wick plus two wick "plugs" that pass thru holes in the cam ring to contact the rubbing block.

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I'm sorry but you lost me with wick plugs and rubbing block, could you explain those please?
 

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I'm sorry but you lost me with wick plugs and rubbing block, could you explain those please?

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The rubbing block or shoe is that part of the contact assembly which contacts the high points on the cam ring or ramps. In the image above, the rubbing block is the large dark item protruding at about 5 o'clock. If you examine the cam ring you will find two small holes drilled thru. A felt wick "plugs" those holes and wicks oil from the large felt wick behind the cam ring to the top where the rubbing block picks up the oil

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The rubbing block or shoe is that part of the contact assembly which contacts the high points on the cam ring or ramps. In the image above, it is the large dark item protruding at about 5 o'clock. If you examine the cam ring you will find two small holes drilled thru. A felt wick "plugs" those holes and wicks oil from the large felt wick behind the cam ring to the top where the rubbing block picks up the oil

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Got it, thanks. I have the large wick, don't think I have the small plugs, may have to try and make something I guess.
 

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When you go to putting it all back together, you may find the information in this thread helpful:


Slick

BTW: I cut my wick plugs using a leather punch tool.
 
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When you go to putting it all back together, you may find the information in this thread helpful:


Slick

BTW: I cut my wick plugs using a leather punch tool.
Ya that might work, thanks.
 
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