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Old 05-16-2006, 01:48 PM
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new at buying tools

I have a wrench of 1/4 to 15/16 and 1 to 25 mm, a rachet set, same as wrenches sizes an 2 ton engine kiftand a torch wrench, don't know whats for, what other tools do i need to mess with my engine over the summer

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Old 05-16-2006, 01:50 PM
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What are you planing on working on?

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Old 05-16-2006, 01:51 PM
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How much work and what are you planing to do?
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tighten the rockers,
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Old 05-16-2006, 01:53 PM
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probobly rebuild heads
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:16 PM
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To change your spark plugs you'll need some ...well I call them deep well sockets to fit over the end of the plugs. Other than that, it's hard to say My collection grows as I need stuff! LOL "Crap! I need this"..run to Sears..I think you get the picture.
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:03 PM
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Doc here,

Sounds like you have the basic open end / Box end wrenches as well as a Socket set for the most popular sizes..

To add to that To build a good Novice troubleshoot/repair tool kit:
  • Screwdriver sets, both slotted and Philip's #1 and #2
  • A few adjustable wrenches.
  • Various types and sizes of Vise grips.
  • A Strap or Oil filter wrench.
  • A Battery powered screw/nut driver is nice to have.
  • A Set of Torqx Bit ends that will fit in a 1/4 socket or screwdriver handle.
  • Small Drill index.
  • Basic Compression Gauge.
  • Basic timing light.
  • Vacuum Gauge.
  • Fuel pressure / Volume tester.
  • Inexpensive Radiator Cap/Radiator pressure tester.
  • Inexpensive DVMM (Digital Multi Meter)
  • Inexpensive soldering Iron and 1 pound 24 gauge 50 / 50 solder.
  • Good Wire Crimp kit and crimper pliers.
  • Fluorescent Drop lamp.
  • Feeler gauge.
  • Plug gap gauge ring.
  • Insulated Fuse pullers (for home type main fuses, good for pulling running plug wires!)
  • 5/8's and 13/16's Spark plug sockets (if your basic tool kit does not have them.)
  • An inexpensive Hydraulic Floor jack.
  • Jack stands.
  • Creeper.
  • Drip pan or oil Catch pan and tray.
  • A couple of bundles of $1.99 Washable Rag bundles.
  • Basic First aid kit.

This is the tool kit My Bro and I just outfitted my 17 Year old Nephew with To do his FIRST project Truck..a Frame off Dodge..

You can buy this stuff a little at a time , each payday, or splurge on the plastic..

Unless I forgot something (and I probably did..) this should see you through any project while you learn..The most important lesson..Take care of your tools , no matter how inexpensive they may be..someday, they will be the expensive brands..

Good Luck on your Project!

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Get yourself a good tool box chest. Even if you find a bigger one at a swap meet cheap you'll be surprised how fast you can fill it. Put some rubber matting in the bottom of each drawer and some decals on the outside of her and everyone will think you know what you are doing.
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i have a red cabinet i bought at walmart for 70 dollars
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Get yourself a good tool box chest. Even if you find a bigger one at a swap meet cheap you'll be surprised how fast you can fill it. Put some rubber matting in the bottom of each drawer and some decals on the outside of her and everyone will think you know what you are doing.
Now that's funny...I don't care who you are...
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Get yourself a good tool box chest. Even if you find a bigger one at a swap meet cheap you'll be surprised how fast you can fill it. Put some rubber matting in the bottom of each drawer and some decals on the outside of her and everyone will think you know what you are doing.

then i i'll put some price tag stickers on your face so people think your worth something
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So if I scrape the stickers off my tool chest people will think I'm dumber than they do now................ I don't know if that's possible
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Doc here,

This thread is over a year old...

I assume he got some tools ,box and stickers as well as some hands on by now..

Newbies...

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Get yourself one of these

And fill it with these
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Doc here,

This thread is over a year old...

I assume he got some tools ,box and stickers as well as some hands on by now..

Newbies...

Doc
The original poster brought it back........

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