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Re: Toolbag Tales-Homemade and improvised tools

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Irish hillbilly engineering. This little device was used to cut the head of a laguna wishbone bolt. I was skinning my knuckles on the car so this scrap of ply was added to the junior hacksaw. 2 blades and 10 minutes later it was done. The alternative was to drop the sub-frame disconnect the rack etc, no fun without a lift.
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Re: Toolbag Tales-Homemade and improvised tools

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Aug 2020, 12:12
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 23:33
...my "spring compressors" are worth a mention here too

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and they were out again today, do the job, cost next to nothing, reusable

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and again today (same ones!)
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Re: Toolbag Tales-Homemade and improvised tools

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Seem to spend a lot of time making various tools even though I have workshop full of Snap-on and other stuff, It is never enough,
Here are this weeks creations

Valve spring compressor
1.6 PSA HDI Aux Belt removal and refitting tool, ( the small one in the pic )
2.2 Duratorq Transit Aux belt tool
Set of cylinder head stands
And always making various timing pins
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Re: Toolbag Tales-Homemade and improvised tools

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The Strut-top nut tool that cracked the 21mm offset spanner requirement.
T40 Torx key<br />8mm Socket<br />10&quot; Extension<br />15/16ths AF open spanner
T40 Torx key
8mm Socket
10" Extension
15/16ths AF open spanner
the other item is described on the socket as a Draper 14mm Plug, and it has a 15/16ths ish hex at the top, and the socket itself is 21mm and so ideal for the task in hand.

Now you chaps who know more than me could maybe tell me where on earth the 14mm that is stamped on the side comes from. It is a plug-socket.

Worked beautifully, the extension and 8mm socket fits over the shorter end of the T40 Torx key for the necessary leverage, the longer end of the T40 Torx key fits the top of the strut through the plug-socket, and the 15/16ths spanner acts on the hex of the plug socket.

Result :-D

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I think this will answer that question Neil, it refers to the thread size of the spark plug which the socket fits:
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mickthemaverick wrote:
24 Jul 2021, 22:03
I think this will answer that question Neil, it refers to the thread size of the spark plug which the socket fits:

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Never knew that :-D A lucky fit for me from a socket that was lying around the tool box.

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