The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jan 16, 2008.
You could send a golf ball a mile with that!
Hole in one, "Nailed it".
Thanks. And miss out on the joy of finding just the right pieces to serve my needs? The thought of a lathe was on my mind every step of the way. The 3 little ones took a lot of "developmental prototyping" and 28 sample holes to get acceptable contours.
That reminded me of my Torque Hammer for installing knock off wheels.
I'll second that!
This tool is super simple, but it works very well, and is available at any hardware store. It is used to remove the pressed in bushing/seal for the oil filter in a GM automatic transmission. Use a few taps from a hammer on the vice grips to pull out the old bushing. Install the new bushing using a socket and that same hammer.
Anyone know what this tool is for? I use it for bending and tweeking metal. I suspect that is its intended purpose because jewelers pliers and such have the same sort of rounded jaws
Wire fence crimp.
I've seen similar looking tools used for bending hinges to align doors.
Looks like something a blacksmith would use to bend iron.
That looks like it. Called a scroll wrench
It looks like a tucking tool to me. For shrinking sheet metal edges.
Here is a tool I hope you never need!
I had a fuel pump pushrod stuck in a BBC. I mean really stuck! Engine in the truck.
No way to grab it with Vise-Grips etc. The hole for removal is sealed with a 3/8"NPT plug. With the pump removed, you can access the rod but no real room to work.
I decided that the rod was sacrificial at this point. If I couldn't get it out, I would have to install an electric pump and leave it there.
Thinking that if I could weld an extension on the rod, I might be able to somehow pry it out. Figured that it would be beneficial to pilot the extension piece to center it so that it could pass through the tapped hole.
So, I drilled a 3/8" hole through a solid pipe plug. The hope was to have the extension rod smaller in diameter than the offending pushrod. That way the weld gob could be kept to a minimum.
Next, a long 3/8" bolt gave up it's threaded portion and was squared up on the end.
Screwed the adapter plug in and pushed the rods together and put a tack weld on the joint. As soon as I tried to pull and twist the extension rod the weld broke.
The pump pushrod is hard. I tried to anneal it by heating with a torch and letting it cool slowly. Same result.
Finally in desperation I heated the pushrod end until it was just about to melt, jammed the extension bolt against it and hit it with the MIG. Let it cool and was able to turn it with a wrench on the hex of the bolt. Got it turned 180 degrees and did the heat and weld thing again. When it cooled I was able to turn it enough to loosen it so my air ratchet could spin it slowly while I pried against the bolt head.
Slowly but steadily it came out.
Here it is!
Sorry no action shots. I was a little busy at the time of extraction
That was one heck of a creative solution to the problem. Nice work.
A couple of half tire stops on front of a race car trailer...
In early drag racing, towing race cars not built for daily driving created all sorts of situations. Some could be towed with tow bars and that worked out ok, if the trip was not a far away dragstrip. Most competition race cars had homemade trailers that were usually, single wheel versions with careful positioning of the single wheel for balance and handling. But other than ropes and straps holding down the race car, what was to keep it aligned/not moving on the narrow channels for the tires?
Gerry Card used a nice looking tire support and locked in place item for the narrow front wheels of his Competition Coupe.
Being a lightweight Competition Coupe, the extended trailer with the tires built in to the rear portion of the trailer did its intended job. The front narrow tires, now had a place to call home.
We saw this Competition Coupe in the 1960 Bakersfield Smokers March Meet and it was painted black, but the basics were there in the design.
Gerry Card Competition Coupe
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