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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:15 pm

mraitch wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:02 pm
got it - (they are SUPPOSED to be HEX) when replacing - clearly get new ones (remember they should be SAE ) - and likely if you 'chase' both bolt and hole, you can probably turn by hand for much of the distance.
what does 'chase' mean ?
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by notoptoy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:50 pm

You "chase" threads by running a tap (or die) over the existing hardware. This cleans the threads of any rust/junk so that they fit as factory intended/new.
There are thread chasers specifically for this, or a good tap and die set should have what you need.
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:27 pm

yeah didn't think u were speaking of a couch .lol .. thank u that cleared it up . I had to do that to a few things over the year .. now I have a name for it .
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:41 pm

twistin wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:51 am
having trouble getting the barbed end of a brake cable off ?
slip a 1/2 inch box end wrench over the cable and it will pop off.
use a hand drill to smooth the wires back down with the others .. cinch it where you'd put a bit , close it on the cable wires , but not as tight as u would a bit , spin in the direction of how the cable spins basically until it pops out all nice and redone . then small shrink wrap on the tip so it won't do it again , or small piece of tape . brand new cable you'll have afterwords
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:51 am

mraitch wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:11 pm
just wrong - supposed to be 7/16 hex with phillips insert! - and depending upon year - should be painted black! just like the twisties.
7/16? these are huge ! i definitely didn't remove this size . maybe typo ?
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by mraitch » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:58 pm

my mistake - still hex but 10mm
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:16 am

mraitch wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:58 pm
my mistake - still hex but 10mm
all good . figured it was a typo ..
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:25 am

can you ask questions here , like how do you get those knobs on the dash ? is it a certain sequence, or special tool , certain tool , something someone made kinda tool, if anybody has a simple way to get those done? or how do I ask that question ? is that tools tricks and tips ? or "general " ? or is this only for telling of something , oh idk . ? help ?
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:28 am

PS only the knobs . the black things that go onto heater ,choke ,flashers ,break etc. not the metal male parts . the knob that goes into that ..
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by mraitch » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:44 am

small screwdriver??

Sometimes handy to pull out and rotate, those things that can be pulled out and rotated. Since the default position of the screws tends to be at 6 o'clock, both rotating clockwise and perhaps using a magnetized screwdriver will facilitate reconnection.
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:53 am

mraitch wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:44 am
small screwdriver??

Sometimes handy to pull out and rotate, those things that can be pulled out and rotated. Since the default position of the screws tends to be at 6 o'clock, both rotating clockwise and perhaps using a magnetized screwdriver will facilitate reconnection.
rotating the unit . duh ! wow sometimes the simplest things you over look . I was trying to put this on first so I can get to this spot under it or whatever .I'd pull the knobs out to try to get to some , but my fan is upside down and no choke knob yet because I don't use it .. I guess putting them on Before you plug everything in with the wires is the ticket .. then I can rotate them like u said .. thank u very much !
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:23 am

got it ! pulled it out and that makes it allot easier thx again .
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by dbrick » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:45 pm

Here's a link to a thread chaser set, same as the one Sears sells, but 30% less. It really works well.
http://www.tooldiscounter.com/ItemDispl ... kup=KAS971

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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by mraitch » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:59 pm

Trying to clamp my weatherstrip in place while glue sets.

Standard layout of clothes pegs doesn't provide much pressure.

Learned this from my model making days - top is normal, both 2nd and 3rd not only apply more pressure, but they are able to get tight into the edges.
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Using to hold vinyl in place on the top of the windshield
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This glue seems to be exceptionally effective.Coat both sides, wait an hour, leave for 24 hours.
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Re: garage tool tricks and tips

Post by Lorna c » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:37 am

mraitch wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Trying to clamp my weatherstrip in place while glue sets.

Standard layout of clothes pegs doesn't provide much pressure.

Learned this from my model making days - top is normal, both 2nd and 3rd not only apply more pressure, but they are able to get tight into the edges.
20180220_133155[1].jpg

Using to hold vinyl in place on the top of the windshield
20180220_133320[1].jpg

This glue seems to be exceptionally effective.Coat both sides, wait an hour, leave for 24 hours.
20180220_133626[1].jpg
there's supposed to be molding up there ? is that on top of windshield parallel to the ground spot ?
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