With the new hole the clip snaps in like a champ and will not come out.
Now, with the removal of three pins, the engine cover will come right out for show or service.
While developing the quick release shifter cable for the van I needed to change out the E-Clip used to hold the shifter cable to the shifter. Using a hair pin clip was the best method.
There is a groove in the pin but I couldn't rely on the clip staying in the groove with out popping out.
I needed a hole for the clip to snap into, then I would have positive retention. I cam up with this little drilling jig to pop a hole in the pin for the clip. I bored a hole in a piece of 1" dia aluminum on the lathe to fit the pin then cross-drilled it with a 3/32 drill for the clip.
I clamped the jig to the shifter and drilled the hole. Didn't even take a minute...
I set the hole up to drill thru the groove for the E-Clip. Keeps the shifter cable retained in the stock location.
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