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Alaric.H
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a thread cleaning set you run these into threaded bores or just clean nuts so you can reuse them. The groves collect the trash and pull es it out which is needed if you want to achieve a certain toque spec.
You can use a tap set for this as well but it is not as much fun.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alaric.H wrote:
Here is a thread cleaning set you run these into threaded bores or just clean nuts so you can reuse them. The groves collect the trash and pull es it out which is needed if you want to achieve a certain toque spec.
You can use a tap set for this as well but it is not as much fun.

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These things are awesome, I have the same set. Especially good if you have threaded holes in aluminium you want to clean up without destroying.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alaric.H wrote:

You can use a tap set for this as well but it is not as much fun.


You should not use taps/dies for thread cleaning as they can cut new material for the threads and weaken the nut/bolt.

The thread chaser kit you show is the way to go!.

It may be a minor point for most hardware on Vanagon but a tie rod failing could really get your attention.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you need to clamp large thermals in or on the van ,boat are what ever these come in handy.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a neat one its a little camera for small opening it see inside you probably can not see it but there's the top off a piston on a 2.1 Its in color and the light can get dimmer and you can take a picture with it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my bubble balancer, I hate unbalanced wheels. This does an excellent job.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing looks pretty nice not a cheap harbor freight thing.
I like it. I look for old tools like yours cheap and high quality.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a bicycle brake adjustment tool. It's called a fourth-hand tool, but in the bike shop we use it more for pulling nylon zip ties tight rather than brake work. I also keep one at home for work on cars and other miscellaneous uses. It's not fancy like some of these other tools in the thread, but I still find it very useful whilst living in the age of nylon zip ties.

The nice Park Tool version is well built, but spendy at around $35-$40.

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For occasional home use, just get a cheap one. I like the Lifu version for $13 online. Just google "Lifu Fourth Hand Tool" (see picture below). Other good off-brands are Pedros and Hozan. Your local bike shop can most certainly order you one or they might even have one in stock.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="indytriple"]This is a bicycle brake adjustment tool. It's called a fourth-hand tool, but in the bike shop we use it more for pulling nylon zip ties tight rather than brake work. I also keep one at home for work on cars and other miscellaneous uses. It's not fancy like some of these other tools in the thread, but I still find it very useful whilst living in the age of nylon zip ties.

The nice Park Tool version is well built, but spendy at around $35-$40.


For occasional home use, just get a cheap one. I like the Lifu version for $13 online. Just google "Lifu Fourth Hand Tool" (see picture below). Other good off-brands are Pedros and Hozan. Your local bike shop can most certainly order you one or they might even have one in stock.


This is exactly what I am posting about I will have to look out for one as I have never seen it before.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is a bicycle brake adjustment tool. It's called a fourth-hand tool, but in the bike shop we use it more for pulling nylon zip ties tight rather than brake work.


Yep, fantastic tool for zip ties. Just use good quality ties with the metal locking tabs. You can easily break a cheap tie using this tool if you get a little overzealous Laughing

I never liked the Park tool version. I much prefer my Hozan Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alaric.H wrote:
Here is a neat one its a little camera for small opening it see inside you probably can not see it but there's the top off a piston on a 2.1 Its in color and the light can get dimmer and you can take a picture with it.

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I have a lot of tools, but not this one.....
what is the part number?
I'm on the eBay lookout.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Alaric.H wrote:
Here is a neat one its a little camera for small opening it see inside you probably can not see it but there's the top off a piston on a 2.1 Its in color and the light can get dimmer and you can take a picture with it.

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I have a lot of tools, but not this one.....
what is the part number?
I'm on the eBay lookout.

It doubles as a "do it yourself" colonoscopy kit.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It doubles as a "do it yourself" colonoscopy kit.



"Oh look...poop!"
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a receiver with 4 transmitters that you can put any where in or under the van to check where noises are coming from push # 2 button you here every thing coming from number 2 mic even as you are driving.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Alaric, that brake bleeder looks like something from a dentist office, your not moon lighting again are you ?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a Tire balancer just like the one in the picture, does anyone know where to get the fluid that goes in the head ? Ours has leaked out rendering it useless, but being a guy that likes old machines I would like to fix it, some service literature would be nice too, if anyone can help. Thanks very Much, Burley heres my direct email [email protected]
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alaric.H wrote:
Here is a receiver with 4 transmitters that you can put any where in or under the van to check where noises are coming from push # 2 button you here every thing coming from number 2 mic even as you are driving.

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What would be really cool is if you added a processor and some trigonometry to this kit and it could tell you exactly where the sound was coming from.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loogy wrote:
Perales wrote:
It doubles as a "do it yourself" colonoscopy kit.



"Oh look...poop!"


I guess that's better than "Oh Poop!...Look!" Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I break out the fancy stuff to heat something up I fire up my little torch.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, if you keep this up you're gonna get a bunch of marriage proposals
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