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Old 06-27-2010, 06:09 AM
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Man, you got that right..when I'm on a roll ,working on something I wake up,go out and start working ,after a couple hours I realize I missed breakfast but I'll forget about it and keep on working then around noon I realize I need to eat lunch but I'm just not hungry enough to stop,Then my wife comes home so its 5:00 and starts dinner but by then I'm almost done and to dirty to stop,get cleaned up and eat so when starts getting dark (8:00) and I pick up my mess and go inside shower and eat.fall asleep on the couch...I'll put in a 12-13 hr day every day when I'm working on my stuff.but put me on someone elses and I start gaining weight....breakfast, lunch, dinner all on time...

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Old 06-27-2010, 08:45 PM
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home made tools that work

OK,
We have several wonder bars on the wall. They're not all the same.
One has a 5/8ths square hole in it on the flatter end, cut with a dremmel and cut off wheel.
The hole centers back just far enough from the nail pulling fork that you push the fork under the rocker nut and press down on the valve spring. Lay a magnet over the hole, and remove the keepers.

Of course it should go without saying that the cylinder is charged....By the way, a charged hole is the best diagnostic tool I ever discovered. Duntov
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:38 AM
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....By the way, a charged hole is the best diagnostic tool I ever discovered. Duntov
good idea ,I'll hook my wifes up to 12v the next time she wont tell me whats wrong...
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Not a tool at all, just thought this was pretty cool, what rearend would be used to make this thing spin the slowest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_m9Jnm_vY
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:25 PM
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Not a tool at all, just thought this was pretty cool, what rearend would be used to make this thing spin the slowest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_m9Jnm_vY

Low to mid 2.xx's, fairly common from the mid 1970's through mid 1990's...

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like a 1979 ford fairmont maybe?
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:54 AM
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Not a tool at all, just thought this was pretty cool, what rearend would be used to make this thing spin the slowest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_m9Jnm_vY
that is so funny
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good idea ,I'll hook my wifes up to 12v the next time she wont tell me whats wrong...
Think I'll do the same thing, but I'm gonna hook her's up to twelve volt positive and mine up as the ground. That way we'll both get a jolt at the contact area.
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Once I found out that Peugeots had rebuildable tie rod ends I decided to make it my business to do that job myself... not hard...

But then there were the ball joints on the lower ends of the Macpherson struts, which are quite a deal harder and require 'Special Tools' from the factory.

Not my style, so I looked it over and went out seeking materials. I determined that I wouldn't spend any money on this, just use up bits I had or could find for nothing.

First there was a cover that screwed into the socket in the lower control arm. It required a 3-pronged device, so I went to a suspension shop and raided their pile of discarded struts and shock absorbers. I found a piece of tube that fitted neat inside the cover, then another piece that slipped over it. I cut the larger piece so it fitted into the slots on the cover and welded it over the piece that slipped inside, drilled a hole in the other end and I had my tool to remove the cover.

But inside the nut that held the ball onto the taper that's on the bottom of the strut (yeah, they are way different to any other struts!) required something similar in reverse. A piece of hollow tie rod was the right diameter to cut the prongs into and fit over the central section of this nut, I simply welded an old socket onto the other end.

And so I became capable of doing my own ball joints on Peugeot front ends. Cost me a couple of sticks of weld and a bit of running around finding materials.
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Love this thread.
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im turning a old laundry room sink in to a parts washer its only like $45 in parts better thin $100 for a new one
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$45?

Around here you just wait for one to turn up at the tip, then get a grille-type shelf from a refrigerator (from the same source) and you're halfway there...
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Yep!! At a buck +, any increased life span is a great savings.

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Not a tool at all, just thought this was pretty cool, what rearend would be used to make this thing spin the slowest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR_m9Jnm_vY

Holy crap, my brain would be scrambled, I mean DANGEROUSLY scrambled! I think that damn thing is too much, you could be permanently damaged!

I know I can't do things like I used to. I have an old line gas airplane (Cox PT19 trainer) that I took out a few years ago to fly with my youngest son. OH MY GOD, I didn't even last a tank of fuel. I used to fly these planes for hours! In just a minute or so I was so dizzy I fell to the ground with the plane hitting right near me! I was soooooo dizzy I couldn't stand up for quite a while!

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yeah after I watched the video a few more times and thought about it some more I finally convinced myself that it would be very dangerous and not even worth building because after a person rides on it for maybe five feet they will be done and not ever want to get on the thing again. All of my work in building it would end up going to the scrap yard probably within a month because nobody would want to ride it twice.
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