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#1 Imp558

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:14 AM

I thought it would be nice to start a thread where we can post DIY / repurposed tools that may be useful to others. This thread isn't intended for links to deals on commonplace tools.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:20 AM

Harbor freight furniture dolley, cheap and has no problem holding engines so I can move them around easily without tying up one of my engine stands. This LOOKS scary but this guy absolutely doesn't care about being loaded with this entire L36, there's another one here holding a shortblock and they roll effortlessly for the most part. Attached File  20170703_060903.jpg   82.24KB   7 downloads
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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:34 AM

M90 Gen III Rear rotor bearing removal tool! Attached File  20170703_062258.jpg   59.42KB   7 downloads I can't take credit for this one because I got it from a YouTube vid. Anyway, a Gen III has 2 holes from underneath that enter into the passages behind the bearings and they tap out easily to 5/16-18. This little guy here is a 5/16-18×2 1/2" bolt drilled all the way through with an 1/8" bit on my drillpress. Then I opened the top of the hole a tad and threaded it 1/4-28 to accept thee grease fitting. A little Teflon tape on the bolt before threading it into the blower housing and your grease gun will provide enough pressure to pop those blind bitches right out. Replacement bearings were not available at my local supplier but were only $20/set on Ebay for oe brand. The oe ones are: INA , P/N: FC65477
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 02:56 PM

I used one of these cheesy little one-man brake bleeders last night for the first time. All I can say is WOW, I'll never do it without a little contraption like this again. Attached File  $_1.jpeg   14.87KB   5 downloads
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:04 PM

I've used those before. They suck. You're better off using a clean empty Gatorade bottle zip tied to the strut with the clear hose than that small fuckery. Then again my brake lines almost always have a lot of air.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:25 PM

Really? I've had good luck with the little one-man bleeders. I wonder where mine ran off to.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:17 AM

I bled the new rear brake lines solo in about 10 minutes with that. Much more fun than wedging a snow brush between the seat and brake pedal while I crack the bleeder.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:30 PM

Earlier this year I posted somewhere that I got stainless zip ties for CV shaft boots. Last weekend I was hoping to have good news about that when I was under the Monte Carlo but the ones I put on there had slid off and just weren't tight enough. I tried replacing them and making them tighter but it just wasn't happening. It was worth the experiment but stainless steel zip ties do NOT cut it for CV boots.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:18 PM

Yeah crimp on is pretty much the way to go for that.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:26 PM

Yeah crimp on is pretty much the way to go for that.

 

On the Regal I popped the ones on my CV shaft apart and re-installed them when I did the tulip swaps. They're both fine to this day. I was really surprised the zips didn't work.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:47 PM

I dont have a pic but I cut the plug end off of an old spark plug wire to use as a guide for the rear plugs to prevent cross threading. I also cut a ratcheting strap down short to use in rocking engines forward, this requires enlarging an existing hole on the radiator cross member to hook on.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:18 AM

If you put a dogbone bolt in the core support a few threads it gives you a ratchet point.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:24 AM

I have used a floor jack and a block of wood to rock the engine forward. Not sure if that is good for the engine mounts but I havent had an issue.

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