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Old 01-25-2012, 03:00 PM
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Another thing: Don't forget that in the imperial thread/metric thread changeover, some american cars had both metric and imperial threads on them. My $.25, wayne.

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Same here in Australia, though we officially went metric in 1974...
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Something like this one in SAE if one is working on the old cars, it's VERY good money spent.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAC-Tools-Me...item3cc14f61bb

And yes taps you really do have to be careful be it cheap ones or not.

That Mac set of mine, I was just thinking, I don't believe I have ever broke a tap or die. I did wear out one of the holders for taps and handed it to my Mac Tool guy (this was just recently after buying it 25 years ago) and he handed me a new one.

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I bought a craftsman set almost identical to that back in the mid 1960s for about $30. I guess it was actually overpriced, with inflation. But I still have all the pieces except for one that I lost, and they all still cut good.
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Craftsman tools are great, the warranty is good and there is a Craftsman outlet in just about every city around.......in the U.S.A. that is.
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Same here in Australia, though we officially went metric in 1974...
I have a 1980 Malibu that's about 50/50 SAE/metric.
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The first post is the type of thing that would fit in great at the Crankshaft Coalition Wiki. But I see no wiki submissions from you, MARTINSR. If you don't mind me asking, is this because anyone can edit your work over there, or ?
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The first post is the type of thing that would fit in great at the Crankshaft Coalition Wiki. But I see no wiki submissions from you, MARTINSR. If you don't mind me asking, is this because anyone can edit your work over there, or ?
These little tips I don't care so much that anyone can edit them but a long time ago I was writing my "Basics of Basics" and asked Jon to not allow them as a Wiki do to I didn't want them edited by any one. I just never thought about adding any to it at all since.

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