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On 12/5/2017 at 4:48 PM, Larry Schramm said:

 

On 12/5/2017 at 1:50 PM, wndsofchng06 said:

I love my vintage air compressor...

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I have one of those too in my shop.  Have no idea how old it is.

 

All that I know is that it has a big 460 volt 3 phase General Electric motor that runs it.

 

Not to be a downer, but you guys ought to have those tanks checked if they're that old.  I was once standing 5' away from a compressor when the tank exploded.  Not an experience I care to repeat.

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KongaMan,

Is David Evans your grandson?

Saw his 2013 video about the compressor explosion.

Terrifying.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, KongaMan said:

 

Not to be a downer, but you guys ought to have those tanks checked if they're that old.  I was once standing 5' away from a compressor when the tank exploded.  Not an experience I care to repeat.

I too have seen that video, terrifying is right.  Good reminder!

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An old Mac tool box I restored a few years back. In incorrect Buick Engine Green color obviously.

 

 

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On 12/3/2017 at 5:22 PM, Mudbone said:

I picked up this Vintage ½ Wen Drill at a garage sale. Never saw one like this before.

 

 

Thanks for dragging up an old memory.  We were building a "strip down" from an old 37 Ford pickup.  We needed a couple of big holes drilled into the frame and I let Ray use my dad's 1/2" drill with the screw-in handle like the Wen shown.  He was sitting cross legged on the ground with the drill in both hands and the switch locked in the on position.  He finally worked his way almost through when the drill caught on that burr that's sometimes left.  The drilled turned Ray over, he turned  loose and the drill kept going.  It continued to spin until it wrapped the cord around itself and pulled the cord from the outlet.  Still brings a smile to my face.  Thanks. 

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20 hours ago, MrEarl said:

 

 

 

An old Mac tool box I restored a few years back. In incorrect Buick Engine Green color obviously.

 

 

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That’s spectacular!  No small job either.  

 

I tell people that my motto is, “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!”  Looks like this would fit you pretty well too.  

 

Very Nice!

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My old Buicks demand a lot of woodwork. So, I think this qualifies for this thread.  It’s a 6” jointer and is close to 60 years old.  For that matter, most all of my large power tools are about that same vintage.  This “old iron” is hard to beat.

 

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Thanks Joel, Not to mention it was cold as a witches you know what, you can see some snow still on the ground in one picture. It was hard keeping the little paint room up to temperature too, without blowing fuses. I forget exactly how many hours I put into it but I expect it was around 30-40. It was just something I wanted to do. The color in the pictures is off a bit as I used CARS Buick Green and it looks better in person. Thanks so much for the compliment. :)

 

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22 hours ago, MrEarl said:

 

Thanks Joel, Not to mention it was cold as a witches you know what, you can see some snow still on the ground in one picture. It was hard keeping the little paint room up to temperature too, without blowing fuses. I forget exactly how many hours I put into it but I expect it was around 30-40. It was just something I wanted to do. The color in the pictures is off a bit as I used CARS Buick Green and it looks better in person. Thanks so much for the compliment. :)

 

 

Just what I needed is more distractions! I love it. The color is perfect. But I will have to put this one on the bottom of the list.

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Bought this Evans king pin reamer set on EBay several years ago.  It has served me and my old Buick’s very well.   There is something missing from this box but I don’t know what it would be unless it’s a wrench to turn these reamers.

 

 

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1 hour ago, JoelsBuicks said:

Bought this Evans king pin reamer set on EBay several years ago.  It has served me and my old Buick’s very well.   There is something missing from this box but I don’t know what it would be unless it’s a wrench to turn these reamers.

 

 

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I would guess that it would be like a tap handle, the bar type.

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Love this old lighted Blackhawk 4 ton for moving cars around in the shop

 

 

 

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I found this at a garage sale this weekend for $ 3.  I already have a similar one but this is the Super Automotive Analyzer.  

 

I couldn't pass it up.

 

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7 hours ago, Bill Stoneberg said:

I couldn't pass it up.

Is it complete with leads and instructions?  If so, I will gladly pay $5 sometime next year. :lol:

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Brake shoe riveter I restored last fall.  Done two jobs with it so far.  It was built by the Chicago rivet and machince co.    It has a drum sander and an adjustable coutersink bit.  I bought it locally for 100 bucks.  Already paid for itself and I don't have to ship these out anymore.  

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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 2:04 AM, Bill Stoneberg said:

I found this at a garage sale this weekend for $ 3.  I already have a similar one but this is the Super Automotive Analyzer.  

 

I couldn't pass it up.

 

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I think I have one of those. Now I have to look for it! Darn, another distraction..........

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When I was cleaning up the garage I found these old tools I picked up at a garage sale a few years ago. They look like vintage bead rollers. I did not find any markings on them. Any ideas?

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Here is a picture of Dad's Snap-on Locking Wall Cabinet.

I don't have the heart to move it off the wall yet since Mom is still there. Will have to soon enough once she is ready to sell.

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Besides it's full of stuff. I even found a new set of points and condenser in there for my 1920 Overland Model 4.

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On 12/16/2017 at 11:38 PM, MrEarl said:

Love this old lighted Blackhawk 4 ton for moving cars around in the shop

 

 

 

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We call them alligators and they come in several sizes larger too, as well as all mechanical and hydraulic - great for jacking up 1930's cars without removing the luggage from the luggage rack

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There was some discussion on the Buick PreWar section about what chemicals to use to clean parts. I advised that I use a wire wheel on a pedestal grinder for this task. Attached is a photo of my pedestal grinder.I have no idea of it's age, but you can't get a belt for it at the hardware store any more.Sharp eyed guys will notice the drill press behind it so I included a photo of it too.It's just a conversation piece,being way too slow for me.

 

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Dug into a few tubs and found this Sears Analyser and Timing light.

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The fellow I received it from have a '63 Pontiac and used them to tune it when replacing the points. The unit uses a 9 volt battery which I took out before putting away in the tub.

 

it's been awhile since replacing points but just might read up and give it a try when I need to.

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