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Old 03-02-2011, 08:36 AM   #141
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Here is a basic valve spring compressor made from a C clamp and a socket with a window cut into it. It works on Triumph heads, at least. The other tool is a 9/16 deep socket with 2 flats ground into it so you can fit a wrench. This with a thin flat blade screwdriver makes clutch adjustments on Triumphs easy and it's still a good socket.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:23 PM   #142
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A few home made items

Belt sander.


English wheel.


Tube bender


Radius brake for sheet metal.


Torch pattern cutter. I cant take credit for this but it is home made and works great.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:47 PM   #143
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So this is not so much as a workshop tool, more like a workshop tip. I got fed up with having trouble filling up my battery to the correct mark using a funnel. It was too easy to over fill it.

Now what I do is I have a bottle of battery water with a tight fitting tube through the top to the bottom of the bottle. That way I just need to place the other end of the tube in the battery cell and squeeze the bottle to deliver the water till it gets to the max level and then just stop squeezing and it stops immediately. But maybe you guys already do this!

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Old 05-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #144
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That furnace fan is cool as hell. My dad has one in his garage, just not with a rad face on it.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:58 PM   #145
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spoke wrench. got tired of busting my knuckles because i didnt have any leaverage

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Old 05-29-2011, 01:09 PM   #146
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^ that is so great I just pissed my self laughing. Nice job. I think you should call it a screwenth!

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Old 05-29-2011, 01:16 PM   #147
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This thread is great. Keep em' coming.... I'm not as resourceful as you guys.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:46 PM   #148
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Stole this idea from somewhere....Tubing notcher attachment for lathe:




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Old 06-05-2011, 04:03 AM   #149
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Stole this idea from somewhere....Tubing notcher attachment for lathe:




thats great any more pics of it??
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #150
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i build a similar set-up for my lathe yrs back , does the job well



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Old 06-05-2011, 10:59 AM   #151
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BBQ fork forged from a 9/16" wrench.
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:47 PM   #152
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Quickly made triumph gear puller.... it works.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:18 AM   #153
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Technically a tool, even if it's disposable.

I've seen too many people baffled by setting up ignition timing over the years, playing all sorts of games with measuring piston movement and using specialty timing plugs and crazy schemes.

I find a part that rotates with the crank and do it the easy way. Fuck trying to figure out cryptic timing wheel marks or getting oil in the face.

If you don't have a degree wheel, you can make one in two minutes with a sheet of paper.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4QLXhlozBk

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:23 PM   #154
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Nice job, I love it when guys can use some basic methods to do something technical like that.

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:56 PM   #155
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Love the screwench, I'm gonna do one up tonight...
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:05 PM   #156
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my frame jig

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:10 PM   #157
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Wow. That's pretty cool. Almost looks like you could break it down to store it if needed.
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:41 PM   #158
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Awright, I'll play.
Not because I'm any good at this, but I thought this was kinda funny:
So, I'm taking apart my '47 WL motor & I get to the lifter blocks. I know enough not to use a screw driver to try to pry 'em out, & all my hammers were out getting calibrated, so I was stuck. I puzzled for a while & came up with this nifty little tool to pull 'em out. Worked like a dream! I was pretty proud of myself - I got 'em out cleanly & didn't even wreck anything expensive!
Imagine my chagrin a few days later when I'm paging through the catalog of a commonly known supplier of vintage H-D stuff & there right before my eyes was a tool exactly like the one I made! Well, OK, the one in the catalog was much nicer than mine & prolly worked much better, but imagine the surprise I felt to see that someone else had thought of this already!
Ah, well, I thought it was kinda funny, me thinkin I was so clever & all...
Speaking of being clever, let's see if I'm clever enough to post a pic...
Hmm, apparently I'm clever enough to attach a pic, but not clever enough to resize it down from ginormous. My apologies, I'll work on that.


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Old 10-31-2011, 08:56 AM   #159
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I made this simple tool to be able to remove these after-market rocker box covers, and adjust the valves, without having to take the gas tank or carbs off. Sure, I could have just bought a 30mm wrench, but I had this 30mm socket lying around that I had to modify (destroy) to work on a BMW back in the day anyhow. This simple tool is also much lighter than its store-bought counterpart, so would be better to carry in a tool roll too. And there is enough left of the socket to make two or three more, if need be, since this one will go with the bike to its new owner. When finished, I also zinc-plated it for durability.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:38 PM   #160
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Now that's real pro, not only did you make a tool but you went and got it chromed as well!

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