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Tools that have helped greatly #2461266
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I thought it would be great to start a thread.. where we could share.. info on tools that have made life easier.. I think whether they're store boughten.. or custom made.. I'm always in the quest for looking for an easier or better way..


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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461268
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I was recently at a shop and got to use one of these.. on mine I installed the 20 on one side and the 25 on the other... it feels good in the hand and is very helpful.. made lashing the valves so much easier.. actually gave them out for Christmas to a couple buddies.. this is just an internet pick of one identical to the one I am using. I think they are about 40 bucks up

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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461269
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Stud Extractor.

I found mine hidden in a drawer in my tool box 10 minutes AFTER a half hour under my car in a wrestling match using a pipe wrench and channel locks to get a pair of block to bell housing locating pins out. I got them out but that SUCKED!!!!!!! Stud extractor would have made it a breeze.

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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461271
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MIG Welder. Waited till I was about 35 before buying one. Don't know how I got by without.

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Flowbench. I bought two and then I built one and it set up exactly how I wanted it. It has taught me so much over the years


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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: pittsburghracer] #2461280
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Lsm on the head valve spring compressor, once used you will appreciate.

Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461282
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Bead blast cabinet. Can't imagine having to wire brush everything. Rims, nuts and bolts, old tools, parts of all sorts. 1/2 of what we do working on or restoring stuff is cleaning just to get it to a state where we can begin that process.

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Wide band air fuel ratio gauge.

Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461297
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Mig welder, dial caliper, battery powered impact driver, air compressor, belt sander, portable band saw, and my latest favorite tool, a welding table - which I made with the majority of the previously mentioned tools:

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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461356
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Eastwood tubing flare tool. Very rarely am I impressed by a tool. This thing never gives a bad flare. Use it with steel, nicad, and stainless. Perfect every time.

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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461379
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Does it have a feature that bonks you on the head and reminds you to put the flare nut on?


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I had thought that the battery impact was the handiest thing I had found in a long time. Until I found the battery ratchet.

It's even handier because I use it much more often than the impact. Plus it has a little light which I felt, at first, was gimmicky. But, it really helps these old eyes.


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Mig welder, stationary belt sander, angle grinder, vise.

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This is one of those tools that I've always just had hanging around.. weather I'm doing valve spring keepers or reaching for a washer or not that I've dropped.. it seems as though this is one of the tools that I find myself using more and more.. typically can be found at your local auto parts store or Grainger for around 10$

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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461447
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Originally Posted By WHITEDART
This is one of those tools that I've always just had hanging around.. weather I'm doing valve spring keepers or reaching for a washer or not that I've dropped.. it seems as though this is one of the tools that I find myself using more and more.. typically can be found at your local auto parts store or Grainger for around 10$


don't forget the "grabber" tool thingy to go along with the magnet thingy.
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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461483
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My Streamlight Stylus Pro Penlight.

Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: WHITEDART] #2461506
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I just built this cart setup using the US Car Tool body wheel kit. Adding the cross bars made the whole thing taller and more rigid. Now I move the car around in the shop to work on it and even roll it outside for dirty work.

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Re: Tools that have helped greatly [Re: skrews] #2461511
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Originally Posted By skrews
Wide band air fuel ratio gauge.


iagree This has been the most important tool for carb tuning and has made my life and others much easier.......... thumbs

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