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Just did mine today, ( nissan 3.5 ) what I did was removed the recoil, removed broken line, then I pre-tensioned the coil spring, used a vise grip clamp to hold the wheel and rethread a new line, a simple not will hold it in place.
You will have to turn the wheel several turns to preload it, once you have it tight, let off 1/2 revolution, reclamp, tie string and slowly let the wheel go to wind the cord.
Don't remove the wheel from the housing as that spring ( and some little dogs & springs ) may come flying out of there
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
1974 Ranger 33
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Last edited by poopdeckpappy; 01-16-2011 at 11:09 PM.