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Old 10-21-2005, 06:02 AM
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ok...what kinda tools do you think im gonna have to stock up on this winter? so far i have to pull my heads and do alot of minor stuff...
any brand recomendations? im use to s & k and craftsman... both have a lifetime warrentee on there products...
so far im thinking i need a complete basic tool kit(ive had my fathers for the past who knows how long) , a torque wrench, etc...
i got access to my stepfathers huge *** compressor... anything good i can get for that?

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Old 10-21-2005, 08:02 AM
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Fox, That huge compressor is always nice it makes a lot of other things possible Torque wrench-DO NOT scrimp here, get the best you can afford such as a Snap-on, Mac,Proto or S/K, Harbor Freight has genuine S/K for about $89.95 if you need a budget wrench. The cheapies can not be trusted and could cause you major headaches and cost you $$$$$$. Jack and a GOOD set of jack stands? Pullers? Valve and valve spring tools? A GOOD gasket scraper? Swivel sockets(very handy but get the good ones cheapies will break), Impact sockets? Pry bars? This is only a start and it could make a long list but these are very handy and if you don't have them already you might want to add them. This really is a good question and if you will tell us what your project is going to be I am sure others will have good ideas as to what you will need before you start.

Good luck, have fun and work SAFELY
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If Buick head bolts are anything like Pontiac head bolts, a big old 3/4"-drive breaker bar (and an appropriate socket adapter) would be handy.
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