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Old 06-04-2007, 11:55 AM
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I used to keep a 3' bungee hanging from the rafter above my work area, so that when I pulled one of "THOSE" cars with the flimsy prop rod, I used it to lift the hood almost straight up. This gave me more room to work, and better yet: more light in the engine compartment.
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:49 AM
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One my friend has told me, but I have yet to try, is use iodine for getting rusty motors unstuck. You put the iodine in the plug holes, then let it sit for a few days, then come back and the rust should be gone. This is something I need to try, got a few that are stuck this way...
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:35 PM
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Installing cam bearings can be a pain (press fit) however it can be done without special tools quite easily. Methanol and dry ice will turn them sub zero and shrink them where they will slip in by hand. This works on any thing press fit with less than .003" interfereance fit.
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Never thought of that, used it to install dry sleeves in the tractor years ago...
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:58 PM
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Liquid Nitrogen is the product of choice, but methanol and dry ice is far cheaper and just as effective for the home user.
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:56 AM
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Also works wonders on a warm sixpack.... when ya want it cold in a hurry!
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Along the same lines as Lester's tip of using nitrogen or dry ice. I'm rebuilding the front axle assembly on my "other" project truck. Completely disassembled it, sandblasted and in the process of re-assembly. I'm keeping the original ball bearings as they are in excellent shape so the bearings come in three pieces, inner and outer race and the actual ball assembly. Painted the hubs black but needed to press the wheel bearing races back into the finished hubs. Put the outer bearing races into the freezer and placed the hubs on my asphalt driveway. When the hubs were too hot to touch (it was near 100 degrees yesterday) I quickly retreved the races from the freezer and damn near dropped them into place. Took a slight tap to get them seated. Not even a scratch on the new paint!!!
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good thinking! That's a great idea.

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I can see it now... Ryan's pants laying out on the driveway; His parents asking what's wrong, and WHY is their son huddled up in the freezer???


"P-p-p-pants don't f-f-f-fit nooooo mm-m-m-ore!!!
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I'll start this, then if anyone wants to sticky or tech folder this, cool, everyone post their homegrown how to's here.

My first one is on drill sharpening, any 2 hex nuts placed together is close enough to use as a gauge for hand sharpening a drill bit. More to come.
can you explain this one i'm drawing a blank?
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