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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:17 AM   #26
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Back to the spare tire idea, my highschool shop teacher had a ford econoline van that he used the spare tire hange out of a minivan. The handle connects through the floor of the vehicle so you don't have to lay on the ground. I don't remember what model minivan it came out of though.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:45 AM   #27
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when cutting a 6 volt trans to 12 volt...

the disk will work as a guide (on the input shaft)

put two long bolts through the flywheel (to turn flywheel)


the teeth of the flywheel will cut area that needs to be removed.



worked for me
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 01:10 PM   #28
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I use an old aluminum flywheel with a pilot bearing tack welded in the center and two longer bolts useing the presure plate bolt holes.. Very easy to use... altho I have come across many 6volt trannys lately..
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 01:11 PM   #29
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 04:02 PM   #30
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Torque buddy and homemade wrench for axle nuts and gland nuts:



Some really cool ideas... consider this one "borrowed".
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 09:20 PM   #31
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My "torque buddy".
It works on brake drums and flywheels.



What size is the Socket?

I am going to Borrow this one, also.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #32
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What size is the Socket?

I am going to Borrow this one, also.
36mm

I'll send you guys a bill.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #33
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I have something similiar to this as well. It works great.

I broke three impact adapters using a 36MM 1/2 inch socket with a 3/4 breaker bar... on the same engine gland nut.

So, I took the broken adapter, ground off the nub of the 1/2 drive tang, and welded it to the 36mm socket.

I haven't broken anything since, and havent met an axle nut, or gland nut that I can't budge.!

Plus, it fits really well on my 3/4 inch impact... thats a bad mother right there!

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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #34
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I had a large 3/8" 8" wide and 6' long aluminum bar that had various holes drilled in it for exactly that purpose. Some holes and a notch for breaking axles loose and some for locking the flywheel to keep the engine from flipping over when popping the flywheel. It got sold when my parents moved as my father just started selling anything whether it was a uselful tool or mine or whatever. Also sold my 6' 1/4 wall polished stainless cheater bar. WTF. I am sure whoever got it got it just for the material and not for any other purpose.

Anyway I got a few I'll post as I remember them.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #35
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update on the rebuilt vapor box,,,,,,,
back to the drawing board~
Guess it needed another couple hundred miles on it~
Will change the baffles and try that.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #36
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update on the rebuilt vapor box,,,,,,,
back to the drawing board~
Guess it needed another couple hundred miles on it~
Will change the baffles and try that.

you let him drive the dragon didn't you
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Old June 27th, 2008, 05:02 AM   #37
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you let him drive the dragon didn't you
no choice, he has been for the last 3 weeks, I only got it sunday cuz I haven't driven it since it became his DD, I miss my lil legalized gokart
But it gets better mpg than the bay.

I think the screen is too fine and too much of it. The oil is being pushed to the top and then out the filter. It's not allowing the oil to stay in the bottom. I was thinking of taking 1/2 of it out, see if it will just accumulate on the bottom piece. He said he may take it all out, don't know if he did that last night.

Who knows , it may be that this engine is just getting old and allowing alot of blow by. This is the only engine we've never fully opened since he's had it, 6yrs. (yes I'm knocking on wood !)
Maybe the new oil will help reseat things a bit~

ok, back to homemade items now
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Old June 27th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #38
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Had a drum that was rusted on and couldnt get off, didnt have the big puller that was the shops, so I drilled and tapped a couple lug bolts and a piece of 1/2" strap I had in the scrap pile, bolted the strap to the lug bolts (didnt have any large metric bolts that were long enough) and used a 5/8" bolt in the center to push on the axel and poped her off that way. at the shop we always had a box of cheapo wrenches and sockets just for fabbing odd shit in a hurry, and on the body side I was always building clamps and brackets especially for stuff on the frame rack. lat time I was down there picking up a load of scrap metal to recycle I notice that one of their body men had thrown out the crate of brackets, once I expplained to my brother and a couple of the bodymen what they were one of the new guys took them all everyone else didnt care??! dumbass's! wish I had picks of some of the oddball things I had to make! hell I wish I had patened and marketed some of them, might not be so broke now! he,he
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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #39
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I'll put up some pics of my "inventions" when I can, but I have a couple...
The first one I made was when I was swapping out my Gen. for an Alt. I had to swap the oil filler onto the new stand, but the mofo was so tight, and I didn't want to beat it up too bad, so what I did was cut up a piece of 1/4" flat aluminum stock, and filed it down until it fit across the 2 slots on the inside of the tube, like a giant screw driver. Worked like a charm.
The other tool I made was because I didn't have an allen wrench that would fit the tranny drain/fill plugs. I found a couple of bolts in my odds and ends, one that the head matched/fit the allen head in the plugs. The other fit my 7/8 socket. I arc welded the two bolts together at the threaded portions, and used my breaker bar, then a ratchet to get the plugs out.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 10:34 AM   #40
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update on breather. Added a hose to put any excess fumes back in the engine. Surprisingly though, when he opened the box, the upper screen was dry.
Under normal driving conditions, it does fine.
He had also changed the fuel pump, degreased the compartment,it stayed dry for awhile but I suspect a couple days of letting the foot down (sorry dear, you drove it, not me lol! ) but there is a tiny film again, may just have to take off the lil red filter and let it go direct. I dunno~ at least I'm not splattering it all over the rear anymore.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #41
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One question. Whats the hose coming from the shroud for ?

Everyone of them I have ever owned had this tube and no hose or no tube at all.

Right now i am working on a shroud and am about to fill the hole but still curious.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #42
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mine hooks to some slender metal canister in the wheel well. The pipe on the shroud is broke off in the hose now. So whatever it's for, it aint working.
Someday when this engine comes out, I'd like it if he'd just plug it off~
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Old August 4th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #43
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its part of the smog thing ,under the passenger fender is a charcoal canister. thats where the hose go's , just toss it .
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Old August 4th, 2008, 01:29 PM   #44
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just toss it .
will do! thanks Hal!
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Old August 4th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #45
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you should also have a hard line going along the side of the pan that connects to that charcoal canister from the evaporation chamber somewhere along the hood (at least that's how it is in the 181)... that'll probably be rusted out as well and can go

I think I'm the only idiot that actually trying to get that system functioning again
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Old August 4th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #46
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Vanogon crank holder

Torsion tool

stub axle compressor, output bearing pre load wrench,
input shaft lock
Jig for rewelding Rabbit cltch cable bracket

Benz tools

misc VW / Benz / Bimmer tools


Tools to make tools easier to use.
Moveable grinder stand. Handle stores in pipe behind grinder.

Moveable Vise stand

Off road torch cart.

Off road mig welder cart

Extension cord cart for welder.

Door stands.

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Old August 4th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #47
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YOU WIN !!!!!
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hubby likes the off road carts!
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Old August 7th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #49
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Man that is some Neat Shit!
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Not home made, but it works. My mother-in-laws Yoga mat as a garage mat. It works great on cold floors. Yea she didn't want it back either..
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