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Ddogeb4ya,

 

You obviously do Not live close to an active (known) earthquake zone!

 

Nice organization of a great set of tools. 

 

DJ

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5 hours ago, DJ194950 said:

Ddogeb4ya,

 

You obviously do Not live close to an active (known) earthquake zone!

 

Nice organization of a great set of tools. 

 

DJ

I DO live right over a big EQ zone.

Have dealt with 3 quakes in the last 30 years... one a 5.3

Been lucky though no major issues.

6" slab cracked though.

Straightened up/fastened some of the tools for the next quake too.🤯

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We get "frost quakes" here in northern Maine (I would imagine elsewhere in the northern climes, too).  The frost layer is 8 feet here, (the depth to which you have to set pilings to avoid frost heaving), when it gets cold enough, the contraction/expansion/separation of that surface layer is enough to get your attention, and break things on/from the shelves.  Not as "majestic" as an earthquake, but it sure gets things moving and exciting for a few seconds. Earthquakes here are rarely more than a 2.

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On ‎3‎/‎30‎/‎2020 at 4:07 AM, Dodgeb4ya said:

 

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Jez, I could hang ever tool I own on the wall and not even come close to that.

I envy you.

 

Tony

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On 3/29/2020 at 3:07 PM, Dodgeb4ya said:

I DO live right over a big EQ zone.

Have dealt with 3 quakes in the last 30 years... one a 5.3

Been lucky though no major issues.

6" slab cracked though.

Straightened up/fastened some of the tools for the next quake too.🤯

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Building is red with a big chrome handle on the roof?

or your toolbox has a walk in door!

my shop is splitting at the seams,between parts and tools. 
during this quiet time im organizing and re-grouping. 
 

but yours is way mor impressive!

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Old school Rotary....my favorite lift.

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This only sorta qualifies as a mechanic's tool. Front side is a regular measuring stick. Anybody recognize the back side of this rule? I used one of these every day at work for over 35 years. Almost felt like I needed one in my hip pocket when I wasn't at work..

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Used for spacing when brick laying  ...🙂

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On 3/29/2020 at 4:07 PM, Dodgeb4ya said:

I DO live right over a big EQ zone.

Have dealt with 3 quakes in the last 30 years... one a 5.3

Been lucky though no major issues.

6" slab cracked though.

Straightened up/fastened some of the tools for the next quake too.🤯

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Now THIS is a well organized shop. Thanks for posting the pics.

John R

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I picked up one of these clamp style multi meters recently. I tested  my generator output with it. The tool and the generator seem to work well. Max output setting seems to be about 15-16A on the generator. Both my ‘53 Chrysler and ‘38 Plymouth seem to put out similar max amps. I cannot recall the proper specs as I type this. I’ll look it up later.  Seemed like a good little tool. 
 

i was hoping however to clamp around a starter cable to see max amp draw. The tool has a measurement hold feature too. However I can’t seem to get an amp reading off a starter cable when I crank it. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. The specs claim it can read upto 600A DC. Auto ranging. 
 

Idle and high RPM generator amp output shown in pics. 

 

 

 

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PIcked these up today off facebook marketplace. Deals get snapped up quick but they are out there. The double ended ones are thin-I'd call them a tappet wrench but apparently they just call them low torque slimline

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I see a lot of discussion on drum pullers for our old Mopars so I thought I would post this easy to make puller I put together a few years back. No flexing in this baby and never fails. If you slot the holes it could be used on other makes as well. You could also make an insert to adapt it for a slide hammer for pulling axles. 

I see some folks bidding on these lately and this may be an cheap option. Next to the puller you will see some wheel spacers that if you found in steel would give you a head start. Use a piece of pipe, 2 nuts and some threaded rod  for those with limited machining capabilities.

Hope this helps

V$

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Beautiful work!

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