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Alaric.H Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:46 pm

I am a bit of a tool collector I hit flea markets pawn shops craigslist where ever I can buy tools cheap and some time I have to buy new ones hey it can not be helped.I look for new stuff all the time so if you have or seen a special tool to work on the van post them up and do not forget the one you make your self for short cuts. Here is one I like.

http://www.theinductor.com/index.php?m=41

Alaric.H Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:53 pm

Brake bleeder I got on eBay 250$ The DrainTwin is a versatile brake bleeder for all brake service jobs and hydraulic applications. It features a pulsating heavy-duty double chamber
diaphragm pump, a sturdy enlargeable construction, non-drip connections, designed accessories and a large range of adapters. It operates on normal shop air with a pump that generates a pulsating pressure so stable it surpasses most electrical pumps. The pulsating pressure purges the brake system to a higher degree then a constant pressure. The pump is completely maintenance free and its heavy-duty design provides an extended service life.
Tool spaces on the sides of the unit provides room for all necessary tools and accessories, and in the back there’s room for two 5-litre cans, one for new brake fluid and one for waste.

The unit comes in three sizes, portable, caddy and cart, and is delivered with all necessary accessories; hose, filter, suction hose for vacuum bleeding, suction/fill gun, inlet suction hose, and E20 standard adapter. All accessories are designed for optimal efficiency in connection with the DrainTwin unit.


Williamtaylor33 Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:55 pm

One of my most used tools is my coordless rachet from Ingersoll Rand.[/url]

danno Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:13 pm

My ratchet's don't have a cord's either.

Alaric.H Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:07 am

Williamtaylor33 wrote: One of my most used tools is my coordless rachet from Ingersoll Rand.[/url] No info came up I would like to see it.

240Gordy Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:24 am


RCB Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:24 am

240Gordy wrote:

A two handed cordless hammer......thats what Im talkin 'bout :wink:

Zero419 Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:32 am

dust cap remover.


I'd love to get a set of ratcheting wrenches.
Cordless, of coarse. :lol:

Captain Pike Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:40 am

I like this one


Why was the photo deleted? Moderator?WTF?

Williamtaylor33 Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:32 pm

Alaric.H wrote: Williamtaylor33 wrote: One of my most used tools is my coordless rachet from Ingersoll Rand.[/url] No info came up I would like to see it.


Quote: Cordless, of coarse.
Quote: My ratchet's don't have a cord's either.
Quote: A two handed cordless hammer
:roll:

Alaric.H Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:05 am

I have a new tool that works great it applies heat to a area and no where else as I kept starting small fires with the the torch plus melting wires and plastic.


Volksaholic Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:41 am

Alaric.H wrote: I have a new tool that works great it applies heat to a area and no where else as I kept starting small fires with the the torch plus melting wires and plastic.
I'm not big on battery operated gizmos, but I like that. I wouldn't be opposed to it in a corded version either.... it's not like it's something I would likely need in (or take with me to) the wilderness.

Most of my favorite tools are cordless and operate on simple muscle and leverage... preferably with the power source lubricated by a little beer. I use antique Yankee screwdrivers and push drills for quite a few car and home maintenance tasks. I don't have to replace batteries and my bigger ones can generate more torque than any battery operated screw driver I've used. I was making good use of my antique Yankee ratcheting tap handle when doing the Subie conversion too.

Another thing that I found really handy with the Subie conversion that will get a lot more use on the Vanagon is a stubby 3/8" drive ratchet. It's actually the head off a broken click type Craftsman torque wrench. I can't just throw things out... I end up taking them apart to see what's useful. The only thing I kept was the ratchet head which has about a 2" or so handle. It makes a good palm ratchet or I can use it in places that I just can get a good throw with a standard ratchet.

I also like a big block & tackle I found at a yard sale. My ex and her boyfriend stole my Come-along, but then I found this block and tackle at a yard sale for $5. The pulley wheels are about 4.5" in diameter and it's got something like a 5 to 1 ratio. I used it extensively to hoist my engines onto carts and my engine stand during the conversion using a folding ladder as a derrick. With the help of my boys we pulled the Vanagon up the driveway (uphill) with it to put it in front of the garage when the engine was dead. I've used it to hoist the body off two Bugs... one that I was scrapping and the other that was getting a body-off restoration. It's found lots of remodeling and landscaping uses too.

Paul

Alaric.H Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:59 pm

It plugs in and heats up in seconds.

Rocky Mountain Westy Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:27 pm

I don't have any pictures and it doesn't have much luxury but it has really helped me out.

So when your allen CV bolts are striped, I take a Snap On 12 point 12 mm socket and pound it over the head of the bolt. It is a tigh enough fit that it works every time. Depending on the job, I sometimes go right to this method. If a couple are stripped and filled with grease this is sometimes faster.

I don't know if other 12mm 12pts work but my snap on is fantasitic.

Try it, way better than vise grips.

Alaric.H Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:32 pm

Rocky Mountain Westy wrote: I don't have any pictures and it doesn't have much luxury but it has really helped me out.

So when your allen CV bolts are striped, I take a Snap On 12 point 12 mm socket and pound it over the head of the bolt. It is a tigh enough fit that it works every time. Depending on the job, I sometimes go right to this method. If a couple are stripped and filled with grease this is sometimes faster.

I don't know if other 12mm 12pts work but my snap on is fantasitic.

Try it, way better than vise grips. I wonderd what I was going to use that 12 point 12mm socket for.

Rocky Mountain Westy Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:42 pm

Alaric.H wrote: Rocky Mountain Westy wrote: I don't have any pictures and it doesn't have much luxury but it has really helped me out.

So when your allen CV bolts are striped, I take a Snap On 12 point 12 mm socket and pound it over the head of the bolt. It is a tigh enough fit that it works every time. Depending on the job, I sometimes go right to this method. If a couple are stripped and filled with grease this is sometimes faster.

I don't know if other 12mm 12pts work but my snap on is fantasitic.

Try it, way better than vise grips. I wonderd what I was going to use that 12 point 12mm socket for.

My Toyota buddy tried to steal it. I about cut his hand off.

mordeaux Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:50 pm

That Mini-Ductor is excellent. I can see where that would be very desirable in a professional shop. Much safer, I should think.

edgood1 Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:37 am

240Gordy wrote:

ah. theres the BFH that everyone keeps talking about.

iltis74 Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:33 pm

I got a set of these off the Snap-on truck a few years ago, and for the money they are hard to beat. I have two separate sets and there may be more, I don't know. They allow you to run a tap with a ratchet. There is an o-ring inside to stabilize the tap. Very handy.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&t...ir=catalog

Wolfram Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:19 am

Alaric has the BEST tools. You just have to see the collection.

Geoff

McLean
VA



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