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Old 07-16-2018, 03:10 PM   #1
three60austin
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Default What custom or specialty tool did you make today?

Completely random, while the company 23 is being used on the car right next to me, I just needed a wrench with a little more bend to it. And a ratchet, well, it ratchets.

An extra harbor freight 17mm will now be in the specialty tool drawer.

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Old 07-16-2018, 03:34 PM   #2
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Looks like an older EJ engine based on the plunger type TB tensioner.

I usually just use a 1/2" ratchet or breaker bar with correct socket.
I also have an, "honest to God, pair of COBB cam wrenches", one has a big bevel ground into it to deal with DOHC cams on older EJ's.
Frikkin really?
These were sold when EJ's were common.

Whatever, if it works for you, great.

PS, is this for turning things or breaking the bolt free/torquing up?
I ONLY spin timing components using the crank bolt......

PPS, your DS intake cam may be a tooth off.......may just be the photo angle.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:44 PM   #3
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Looks like an older EJ engine based on the plunger type TB tensioner.

I usually just use a 1/2" ratchet or breaker bar with correct socket.
I also have an, "honest to God, pair of COBB cam wrenches", one has a big bevel ground into it to deal with DOHC cams on older EJ's.
Frikkin really?
These were sold when EJ's were common.

Whatever, if it works for you, great.

PS, is this for turning things or breaking the bolt free/torquing up?
I ONLY spin timing components using the crank bolt......

PPS, your DS intake cam may be a tooth off.......may just be the photo angle.
Yeah it looks like the only tools COBB has to offer anymore is EMS.

This wrench was just used to take the slack out of the belt. I just hate when the cams spring on you.

Its just the angle of the picture, and when the last belt was installed they put the yellow marks on there a little "off". The customer just headed out with this one.

I have a few screwdrivers in my specialty drawer bent around just enough for VW and other random Airbag removal as well. Quite a fun drawer to go through sometimes.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:49 PM   #4
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Well, when doing doing loaded cam when doing a timing belt.....use a breaker bar or combination wrench. Then you can control load REGARDLESS of valve springs wanting to twist a cam.
Sorta seems obvious to me.

I have dealt with COBB since about 2000, just saying.

Yes, I have some oddball tools (bought, made or repurposed) over the years.

An example, a Gearwrench axlenut kit can be used for press in bearings.

Yes, I have a pair of stamped steel pliers for a couple year Chevy rear drum adjusters.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:21 PM   #5
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Well, when doing doing loaded cam when doing a timing belt.....use a breaker bar or combination wrench. Then you can control load REGARDLESS of valve springs wanting to twist a cam.
Sorta seems obvious to me.

I have dealt with COBB since about 2000, just saying.

Yes, I have some oddball tools (bought, made or repurposed) over the years.

An example, a Gearwrench axlenut kit can be used for press in bearings.

Yes, I have a pair of stamped steel pliers for a couple year Chevy rear drum adjusters.
Sort of like my ball joint press tool kit, contains many old separated ball joints of different sizes, to press others out. Looks like junk, but they are real treasures when you cant find the correct combination with just the regular kit.

Speaking of drum brakes, some people would look at something like this and not have a clue what it is anymore.

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Old 07-17-2018, 09:02 AM   #6
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Sort of like my ball joint press tool kit, contains many old separated ball joints of different sizes, to press others out. Looks like junk, but they are real treasures when you cant find the correct combination with just the regular kit.

Speaking of drum brakes, some people would look at something like this and not have a clue what it is anymore.

Ahhh.....spring pliers. My first car on the road was a 68 Plymouth Fury III with 4 wheel drum brakes. It teaches you to manage braking since they got hot fast.
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