The emergency spring tool shown here is used to hook the end of the Retracting Spring onto the Emergency Brake Actuating Lever. The tool is made from one inch dowel that is about 3 inches long. A hole is drilled through the midpoint of the dowel and a fairly stiff wire threaded through the hole and wrapped all the way around the dowel. The end of the wire is then mulit-wrapped around the original wire, coming through the dowel. The opposite end of the wire is cut off about 12 inches long and a 1 inch loop is formed. The wire end is wrapped multiple times around the main wire.

To use, hook the loop over the bent end of the spring and coil the spring by pulling on the dowel such that the bent end of the spring hooks around the lever arm.


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