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Re: T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 09:07:56 AM »
I donít remember how hard the pins are. Iíve cut them off with cutt off wheel before. I imagine with the case split you could drill from back side and punch them out and have a nice hole to work with. I know there tight but maybe weld stud on them and pull out would work??

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Re: T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2018, 12:35:34 PM »
Has anyone tried to drill out where those little pins are and using like a small shoulder bolt to eliminate some of that slop where that small tubing is????? I'm curios to this.
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Re: T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2018, 11:10:36 PM »
My feeling is much like many things. The almighty dollar. Itís cheaper and faster to produce and adjust the u-Chanel model.

 iagree Just stamping
 and  bending them was much cheaper. The bend alone made them really strong.The popsicle sticks we're hard to adjust because of the little snap rings they used on the pins.
Especially after they were on a few years and were rusted. It was almost impossible to get the snap rings off the bottom pins on a Max II.I always got rid of the pins and used bolts with lock nuts.
The only problem with the U-channels is they didn't make a place for them to pivot on.
They just let them rock on the transmission case.It works but not a vary smooth transition.
That can be fixed without splitting the case.
This up grade will also help pull the plungers straight in and out and not push or pull them to the side wearing out the O-rings.
I also use a hacksaw and cut a slot for a screwdriver in the head of the bolts that go into the plungers
then you can make your adjustments with only a screwdriver.
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Re: T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 09:44:58 AM »
They needed a redesigned to hook the springs to.

Oh now that does make some sense to me  I've always taken the springs off 1st thing tho.
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Re: T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 09:22:42 AM »
They needed a redesigned to hook the springs to.

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Re: T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2018, 04:09:18 PM »
My feeling is much like many things. The almighty dollar. Itís cheaper and faster to produce and adjust the u-Chanel model.

Well crap! Go figure!
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Re: T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2018, 02:32:19 PM »
My feeling is much like many things. The almighty dollar. Itís cheaper and faster to produce and adjust the u-Chanel model.
BINGO !  iagree
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Re: T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2018, 12:38:32 PM »
My feeling is much like many things. The almighty dollar. Itís cheaper and faster to produce and adjust the u-Chanel model.

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T20 popsicle switch to U channels???
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 12:25:43 PM »
Anyone have a clue why borg Warner switched from the popsicle sticks to the U channels??? Just kind of makes me scratch my punkin as to why.
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