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Old 09-20-2011, 12:31 PM   #21
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I couldn't pass this one up.

This is an old junk drill that's attached to a SBC oil pump down in a bucket. There's a return tube that goes up to the basin this is all sitting under. plug the drill in and the fluid flows.

No, it's not optimal, YES, it is ghetto - but with some old 'junk' laying around and a few spare minutes.. you get stuff like this

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Old 09-20-2011, 03:14 PM   #22
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Brilliant!!! I built an "injector cleaner" for our Lemons car last year and it worked pretty well. I used some short/large diameter threaded pipe with barbed nipples, rubber fuel line, and a stock 2.3 lower intake manifold/injector harness. I filled up the steel pipe with B12, pressurized the chamber to 50 psi with my air compressor, and pulsed the injectors with a 9V battery. At first the injectors were not spraying too great, but after a few minutes they were all shooting probably better than brand new...
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:39 AM   #23
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Made a stand to hold material cage material while i set everything else up.

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:07 AM   #24
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What's with the "stolen" stuff?
the idea was stolen for the OP or fabricator who came up with it - very common in fab especially among weldors.

for instance, im going to steal the idea of the plate for re-tapping stud holes, its genius - no more messed up first and second row threads for me, or having to use a drill press
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #25
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the idea was stolen for the OP or fabricator who came up with it - very common in fab especially among weldors.

for instance, im going to steal the idea of the plate for re-tapping stud holes, its genius - no more messed up first and second row threads for me, or having to use a drill press

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Old 03-07-2012, 06:43 AM   #26
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Stumbled across this site - There are more than just automotive tools on it, Thought I would share.
http://www.homemadetools.net/
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #27
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I don't want to detract from DFWMustangs but the mother of all home made tools thread can be found on The HAMB.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=235784
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:55 AM   #28
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Stumbled across this site - There are more than just automotive tools on it, Thought I would share.
http://www.homemadetools.net/
Good post, I just got a good idea from one of theirs.

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I don't want to detract from DFWMustangs but the mother of all home made tools thread can be found on The HAMB.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=235784
..another good one!
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:35 AM   #29
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Good thread, now I know who to hit up when I need tools.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:50 PM   #30
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I made this valve spring compressor.

The frame is 1" square tube, the threaded part is 5/8" - 11 threaded rod. A thrust bearing is mounted on the end of the threaded rod to prevent scoring of the valve face.

Total cost was about $25.





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Old 10-09-2012, 08:10 PM   #31
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That's badass Tom!! Good work!

I have some new stuf coming up soon, but it won't happen till the next turbo kit arrives..
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:34 PM   #32
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Nice valve spring compressor. I think I will have to make one
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:43 AM   #33
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You cant use a traditional outside springs compressor on the Jaguar IFS setups so I made a copy of the factory tool.

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Old 06-18-2014, 01:49 PM   #34
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This doesn't exactly qualift but I needed a clutch alignment tool last night on the fly. This tubing was a modular metal rack leg from container store that fit snug in the splines. I just had to chamfer the edge to match the pitch of the crank's center.
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:57 PM   #35
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Matt,

Not sure if you have already built this or not....

The thurst bearing used in this spring compressor is part # D-1. (shortest bearing part number I have ever seen...)

The end of the threaded rod is just ground down to a smalller diameter to fit inside the thrust bearing. The nut under the thrust bearing is just there to provide a decent flat spot for the bearing to ride on.

The thrust bearing is attached to the end of the threaded rod with a 1/4" allen head bolt and a washer. The washer has to be ground down to fit inside the thrust bearing.

From some of your posts, it appears that your fab skills are much better than mine, so I'm sure you won't have any problems building one of these.

Hope this helps,

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