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Roger Walling

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  1. 6 hours ago, padgett said:

    Am an amateur. Most of my hand tools are Craftsman or Penncraft. Not on Matco or Snap On routes and couldn't afford anyway.

     

    8E45E: you mean one of these ?

     

    doortool.jpg

     This tool can be replaced with a rag that is drawn between the interior panel and the inside of the handle. It will grab the spring clip and remove it faster than you can catch it when it comes out!

  2. 1 hour ago, DAVES89 said:

    At my age I don't need much for Christmas so I put batteries on the list. Keeps the tools running with no cost and they are something I can always use...

     You have a good point there. I have 3 electric tools and only 2 batteries. I think that Santa may bring me 2 more so that I can have one on the charger at all times.                   👍

  3. On 11/20/2020 at 2:36 AM, Rusty_OToole said:

    If you have anything to send, you can send it to me. Looks like a cold winter so you could start with an electric blanket, a bottle of 12 year old  Canadian whiskey and 200 gallons of furnace oil. Thanks.

     How about 200 bottles of whiskey and 1 Gal of oil?

                                          :rolleyes:

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  4. 33 minutes ago, keithb7 said:

    Tools no, I have no desire to dispose of. I am still accumulating tools. 

     I just went out and bought a second floor jack, this one goes up 2', and I also bought a second plasma cutter, this one is just for sheet metal. And a new self darkening welding helmet.

     All this after I said that I was no longer going to build another car in the spring. (I am now modifying one of my cars onto something that is hard to describe, a Fiero with a SB in the back seat)

                             🛠️

     

     Ps, I keep looking at my 76 El Camino, I think that could use a freshening up in the next summer.

  5.  The windshield wipers that are mounted above the windshield are electric. I mounted them there because after cleaning and remounting the vacuum wipers that did not improve the action very much, I then broke the chain drive  and in frustration, I went electric.

     The rt. side dual spare fender was made out of a regular fender although it had the tire mounts fastened to the frame when I recieved it.

     

     I mounted the body on a modified 88 Cadillac frame

     and used a 72 Buick engine with auto trans.

     The "fog" lights contain high and low beam headlights fron a 4 headlight system.

     The original lights were so poor that I could not see good enough to drive it in the rain even at 25 MPH.

  6. On 11/11/2020 at 11:15 AM, Terry Harper said:

    Ha, ha! back in the 90's I took my 1968 MGB in to get an inspection. After a bit of waiting the mechanic came in and told me it didn't pass inspection because the ball joints were bad. So... I asked him to show them too me. Once up on the lift he was a pretty much confounded since the MG used king pins..... I got the sticker.

     My brother brought my 55 Chrysler in for the state inspection and was told the same thing.

     When I told him to go back, he found out that the state took away their permit to inspect cars.

  7. Whether it is an original automobile or not, It is history, and a nice thing to show others.

     It would be a hit at many a show.

     

     For now, let's just call it a study of early craftsmanship.

    🛠️🔎

     

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  8. 6 hours ago, Fossil said:

    You might want to consider galvanized instead. Black pipe tends to rust on the inside when use for air lines.

     

     

     Black pipe is the prefered pipe.

     Galvanized pipe flakes off on the inside and ends up in your air tools.

     

    Whatever you do, DON'T use pvc. It shatters if it breaks and sends shards into anyone standing near.

    Besides that, if a fire is near it, it melts and released a blast of air that  turns it into a blow torch.

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  9.  I was holding onto the railing in the Grand Canyon when a teen ager ran down a slope and jumped onto an angled rock at the very edge.

     I guess he thought that he was a candidate for the Darwin Award. 

                                            👻:o

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