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These metal clips are a pain in the azz. You can get new ones at your local auto parts store.
If they are rusted or full of dirt they won't come out. But you can get a pair of needle nose pliers and rip them out. New one just pops in there.
Just a thought on the pulley alignment, we know you cam pull the pump and bracket with the pulley on,
I wonder if you could use a micrometer from a fixed point on the bracket to a point on the pulley, get a depth measurement and then transfer that measurement to the new pulley so youd know it...
I got through Kane Creek and hamburger hill today.
The Missouri Explorers put in some work!!
Inches from total chaos!!!
Hamburger Hill took out my passenger axleshaft, but I still made it out and back to camp, the ujoint has left the building.
Man depending on travel costs.... I'll make room for them if I could swing the cost.
I've got a set of "seats" in my sport, still have full power (no power recline, lumbar or thigh bladders) but they are horribly uncomfortable.
Myself and my 9yo son Landon will be following @gmanpaint like lost puppy dogs.
This is an entirely new type of wheeling for me, in a new steering, suspension and drivetrain setup so its going to be a learning experience all around.
I'll be looking to to everyone for guidance and suggestions...