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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1377798 Sun Sep 20 2020 09:28 PM
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Building two of the engine dollies this weekend, from the plans in the Tech Tips. First one is done, except for a coat of sealer and paint. Second one is about half complete... stopped to feed the dog pack their dinner.

Basically building according to the plans. I used 5/16" through-bolts for the cross pieces that secure to the 4x4s, so that I can change the span of the uprights for other engines by drilling a new set of holes in the supports, should the need arise. The screws into the uprights are 5/16" X 3" SPAX PowerLags.

Doug

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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
MNSmith #1377823 Mon Sep 21 2020 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by MNSmith
1930 Ferd Roadster.
Well in that case, no, it does not count.




smile

Just messing with you. Of course it counts.

Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
drdoug #1378228 Wed Sep 23 2020 06:29 PM
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I've got my 235 sitting on that same dolly

Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1378288 Thu Sep 24 2020 02:28 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Originally Posted by 52Carl
Well in that case, no, it does not count.




smile

Just messing with you. Of course it counts.

grin chug thumbs_up

Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1378963 Wed Sep 30 2020 04:53 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Not made so much but modified. I am rebuilding my LM7 starter and the solenoid is held on with TINY torx male headed bolts. I have nothing that small. So I dug into my old Sears Craftsman socket set and pulled out the smallest socket I could find. 4mm 6 point with a 1/4” drive. No dice. The shoulder was too wide to allow me to slide the socket down onto the Torx.

Bench grinder anyone?

I beveled the snot out of that shoulder and it was enough for me to get a grip on those little Torx and back them out. Perfect? No. Work? In a pinch, yes. 😃

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Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
Fox #1379082 Thu Oct 01 2020 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Fox
Not made so much but modified. I am rebuilding my LM7 starter and the solenoid is held on with TINY torx male headed bolts. I have nothing that small. So I dug into my old Sears Craftsman socket set and pulled out the smallest socket I could find. 4mm 6 point with a 1/4” drive. No dice. The shoulder was too wide to allow me to slide the socket down onto the Torx.

Bench grinder anyone?

I beveled the snot out of that shoulder and it was enough for me to get a grip on those little Torx and back them out. Perfect? No. Work? In a pinch, yes. 😃
Move to the head of the class. That is "made".
(My thread. My rules. smile )

Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1379092 Thu Oct 01 2020 01:44 AM
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Well i made a brake pedal movement/adjustment tool to set the brake pedal in the right spot to adjust brakes and i made a one sided rear spring spreader for a 28 model A. I also made a two sided spring speader for a 47 banjo also. All 3 tools were for the enemy here, Ford products.. eeee.. not sure they count on this site tho. nono

Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
glenns towing #1379331 Sat Oct 03 2020 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by glenns towing
Well i made a brake pedal movement/adjustment tool to set the brake pedal in the right spot to adjust brakes and i made a one sided rear spring spreader for a 28 model A. I also made a two sided spring speader for a 47 banjo also. All 3 tools were for the enemy here, Ford products.. eeee.. not sure they count on this site tho. nono
Since a reprieve was granted for off-brand blasphemy committed by a MNSmith, I have no choice but to extend the same to you. "Of course it counts."
BTW, we dig pics if you have them.

Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1379352 Sat Oct 03 2020 10:53 AM
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Well, I cut a 21mm wrench in half. I cant tell ya where i used it . I,d be breaking the rules


Julian Carter

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1967 Triumph TR4A
1952 Chevy 3600
1948 MG-TC
Re: What was the last tool that you MADE?
52Carl #1379414 Sat Oct 03 2020 08:09 PM
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Heres a pic as requested. Thanks for the ,"of course it counts". Wood gets wedged between seat and brake pedal at different intervals, 1 inch at a time. Adjustments are made accordingly to each brake per wheel. Top spreader was for the 47 banjo axle, spring is actually behind axle. Middle spreader pushes off the center section, then to the spring. 1 side at a time because the spring is over the axle and the center section is in the way. On both spreaders they extend by turning the jam nuts. Both worked surprisingly well to say the least. Well considering i made them all out of stuff just laying around. Ha

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