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It turns out it's very difficult to squeeze a guibo back to its original size for installation if the metal band has been removed. Our Lemons team recently tried a variety of methods to squeeze an 8 hole guibo for re-use, and failed spectacularly.

Hose clamps are no match for the mighty strength of a guibo. We stripped several hose clamps before moving on to bigger and better material. We eventually made a ring out of a length of steel that was the same width as the guibo, bent over both ends, drilled holes through those end pieces, and welded a nut on one of them so that we could use a bolt to cinch the circle tight. We got the guibo close enough to its original size that we could hammer the guibo onto the driveshaft. We even got the guibo onto the trans output flange with some considerable effort. While attempting to photograph the result, we inadvertently captured a

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When we tried to remove the improvised metal ring from the guibo, things got so craptangular that the guibo was eventually destroyed, and we had to start over with a new, cheapy guibo. That piece of crap lasted half a race before it died.

Lesson 1: go with OEM guibos wrapped in their full metal jacket. Probably a good idea to order them several days before you think you'll need them, and always carry a spare (or three, depending on the level of your incompetence.)

Lesson 2: our Lemons team takes competence to a whole new level (sub basement 5) while expending a fraction (22/3) of the effort normally associated with any process.

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It turns out it's very difficult to squeeze a guibo back to its original size for installation if the metal band has been removed. Our Lemons team recently tried a variety of methods to squeeze an 8 hole guibo for re-use, and failed spectacularly.

Hose clamps are no match for the mighty strength of a guibo. We stripped several hose clamps before moving on to bigger and better material. We eventually made a ring out of a length of steel that was the same width as the guibo, bent over both ends, drilled holes through those end pieces, and welded a nut on one of them so that we could use a bolt to cinch the circle tight. We got the guibo close enough to its original size that we could hammer the guibo onto the driveshaft. We even got the guibo onto the trans output flange with some considerable effort. While attempting to photograph the result, we inadvertently captured a

.

When we tried to remove the improvised metal ring from the guibo, things got so craptangular that the guibo was eventually destroyed, and we had to start over with a new, cheapy guibo. That piece of crap lasted half a race before it died.

Lesson 1: go with OEM guibos wrapped in their full metal jacket. Probably a good idea to order them several days before you think you'll need them, and always carry a spare (or three, depending on the level of your incompetence.)

Lesson 2: our Lemons team takes competence to a whole new level (sub basement 5) while expending a fraction (22/3) of the effort normally associated with any process.

You guy's are definitely "guibo mother-fuckers!"

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