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55 Tony 04-30-2019 07:42 AM

The tool I'll only need once
 
I've lost track of how many times I've rented an oil priming tool from the local parts stores. But every time I think I'll never need it again, besides, I can always get it again in a ten minute drive.
So I run out for one last night and they no longer rent or even sell them. The guy says because people don't return them which doesn't make sense since the purchase price is less than the rental deposit. Oh well, I'll go down the road to another store, no they don't have them anymore either. S0B.

Come home and buy one from Summit cheap but have to pay shipping, who's advertised same day shipping doesn't ship until the next day (yes I've complained about this before). So hopefully tomorrow I'll have my own to use once, then never need it again.

'49 Ford Coupe 04-30-2019 09:10 AM

Get an old distributor, knock the gear off of it, cut off the weights and Springs and you got yourself a primer.

Gearhead Poppa 04-30-2019 09:30 AM

My philosophy has always been - need a tool once borrow it; need it twice, buy it.

JeffB28 04-30-2019 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 55 Tony (Post 4669313)
I've lost track of how many times I've rented an oil priming tool from the local parts stores. But every time I think I'll never need it again, besides, I can always get it again in a ten minute drive.
So I run out for one last night and they no longer rent or even sell them. The guy says because people don't return them which doesn't make sense since the purchase price is less than the rental deposit. Oh well, I'll go down the road to another store, no they don't have them anymore either. S0B.

Come home and buy one from Summit cheap but have to pay shipping, who's advertised same day shipping doesn't ship until the next day (yes I've complained about this before). So hopefully tomorrow I'll have my own to use once, then never need it again.

Autozone ? Just checked their site for Tool Loaner" tool showed up. You could just order this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Big-Small-B...0AAOSwlZFau4D3

64nailhead 04-30-2019 02:53 PM

Geesh, I thought the title was taken from my wife's description of me :-l

I'm with 49 Ford Coupe - I have an old dizzy with only the shaft and I ground the top end to a 6 sided ordeal so my cordless drill grabs it easier.

BigMo 04-30-2019 08:18 PM

Amazon, get it in 2 days

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55 Tony 05-01-2019 06:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffB28 (Post 4669367)
Autozone ? Just checked their site for Tool Loaner" tool showed up. You could just order this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Big-Small-B...0AAOSwlZFau4D3


The autozone here said they don't have them anymore, my first stop was an ORiely Auto which isn't as big as AutoZone. Maybe since it was almost closing time the fricken A hole manager at AutoZone just wanted to get rid of me. I feel compelled to report him to his authorities. He constantly badmouths the store he works at. Not manager material in my eyes. Not something I normally do, it's just that he is so bad that you can't help but hate him.

55 Tony 05-01-2019 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by BigMo (Post 4669441)
Amazon, get it in 2 days

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk


After my Summit order I saw one at Amazon that I could get in two days free shipping. I didn't like it because the end for the drill to attach looked round and really narrow like it could break off easily. Although now that I think of it, that could be a good thing as I sometimes have a problem getting the drill to fit into the cowl area. So when I get MINE, I can customize it to how I want.

55 Tony 05-01-2019 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by '49 Ford Coupe (Post 4669319)
Get an old distributor, knock the gear off of it, cut off the weights and Springs and you got yourself a primer.


I actually have an old one on the shelf that is already missing the gear. Problem is it's from a 56 chevy and someone told me they would really like to have it, still has the aluminum tag that wraps around it with it's part number (I think).

S10xGN 05-01-2019 07:37 AM

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Here's my freebie "recycled" solution if you have an LS, or other engine with crank-mounted oil pump. Reject SBC oil pump, aluminum scrap "handle", tapped fitting in pump for hose, hose, and oil passage adapter. Add your oil to a handy bucket, plumb up the lines, and hit the pump shaft with a drill motor. Beats spending $200 for a pressurized container system, and you can store all the pieces in the bucket if there's a good fitting lid...

Russ

55 Tony 05-01-2019 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Gearhead Poppa (Post 4669323)
My philosophy has always been - need a tool once borrow it; need it twice, buy it.


Is the thought or meaning behind that, if you need it twice you will most likely need it more than twice?


UPS came a bit late today for my old regular driver, but the tool was still here around 1PM. But I'm busy with other things. I already got the lifters primed again by dropping an old distributor down the hole and cranking, but I'll still use it a while because I didn't fill the push rods with oil. 3/8 rods take a while. (the bottom end hadn't been apart)

Gearhead Poppa 05-01-2019 05:32 PM

Yes it is. Just the way it seems

Gearhead Poppa 05-01-2019 06:39 PM

To explain a little further, there used to be no place in my area to rent these tools. If you didn't have a tool you would need to borrow from someone. Therefore if you needed it a second time you would buy it. This way you wouldn't wear out your welcome.

55 Tony 05-02-2019 05:00 AM

Well I got the tool, almost had to cut it short to get it into the cowl area. Put the tool in first then attached the drill, I had at least an 1/8" to spare. :) Got the pushrods full of oil.

fat tire 05-02-2019 05:39 AM

I have a pushrod that I flattened on one end to insert in the pump.
with the engine out I use a regular drill, engine in I use an angle drill. worked for me for years


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