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#1 ls2lxhatch

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:08 PM

I though it would be worthwhile to have a thread with a list of cool tools.

Wheelrite Wheel and Tyre Simulator

Sidchrome Rotator Ratchet

AccuLevel™ Pro Model Digital Level — 78311 (Pinion Angle and suspension setup)

Wheel Dolly

GearCalc - Tyre and Gear calculator

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:54 PM

Wheelrite Wheel and Tyre Simulator

love your work ls2lxhatch! :spoton:

Does this tool mean that you'd be give a wheel company the correct measurements of size and offset to suit your own car?

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:19 PM

This picture was posted by RB26DETT in another thread. I have not used the tool myself as I sorted out my rims back in Aug 2005. However looking at the picture you can see that you can test the rim width, offset and tyre profile clearances by setting the tool to match the specifications. It would also help you test the brake calliper clearances.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 05:06 PM

I though it would be worthwhile to have a thread with a list of cool tools.

Wheelrite Wheel and Tyre Simulator

Sidchrome Rotator Ratchet

AccuLevel™ Pro Model Digital Level — 78311 (Pinion Angle and suspension setup)

Wheel Dolly

GearCalc - Tyre and Gear calculator

unless its aussie sidchrome, snap on or stahlwille is better hehe :D

nice little gadgets you've found i must say!!, pretty handy to have if you need them,

good finds ls2lx! :D

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:33 PM

Metrinch are my favourite because they can undo rounded bolts and nuts with no worries and they also do not damage them.

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:54 PM

Nutserts can be used in sheet metal instead of self taping screws. Nutserts are typically available in M3 - M12 threads although M8 is the limit of most tools. The nutserts are available in stainless, aluminum and zinc plated steel with a range of flange profiles.

Avdel illustration showing nutsert installation

I hire the Profast KJ21 from Searle Fastener Sales Co for about $20 a day or weekend. Searles carry a range of nutserts.

The Profast KJ21 retails for around $275. I have used cheaper tools with pressed steel handles that typically include M3-M6 mandrels but I would not recommend them.

Teng Tools Kit $242

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:45 AM

I have been reading this thread and thought this might be better posted here?
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RoDoMo dodgey tip #32
When your angle grinder blows up, save the arbour nuts, take them to you bolt bloke and make up one of these.
Use it in your drill, it will fit where your angle grinder wont and you'll get a bit more out of your discs.
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Then, with what's left of the right angle drive, you can make a right angle drill for getting into tight spots (parcel shelf for speakers?) I wouldn't recommend using anything bigger than 1/4 drill bits though.
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Posted 13 September 2009 - 01:52 PM

Whats the tool called, it's like a shifter, but it's like got like high tension cable or something in it, and it tightens bolts etc really tight but without much effort.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 02:22 PM

A someoneelsedoingitspanner???

Thats pretty easy to tighten bolts wtih.....

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 02:35 PM

A someoneelsedoingitspanner???

Thats pretty easy to tighten bolts wtih.....

Cheers.

There was an exit in my basement that i didn't know about, so my slaves escaped, so i've resorted to doing things myself *shock horror*

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:17 AM

I have not tried one of these but it sounds like a good idea.

The Filler Detective FDA-01

Their unique one-button design has LED alert lights and they sound off when they detect exactly where the auto body filler is.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:12 PM

I wonder how?

Id assume it would work the same way as a stud finder? by measuring the variations in the depth of material?

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:44 PM

Just a magnet measuring how much resistance it has i assume.

A Micronmeter is probably cheaper....

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:36 PM

How would you use a micrometer to find bog?

The filler detective probably just uses a magnet with load cell to measure the pull. The budget method was to just use a fridge magnet.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:40 PM

Re read what i typed.

http://www.pcwi.com....ess/posipen.htm

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:54 PM

The posipen appears to be around USD $240. The tip appears to be metal.

It is a cool gadget however I don't think it is particularly practical for this job of inspecting a car before purchase.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:12 PM

that was the first one i found with googles.

One i got for work was about $40.

Yes metal tip, that is one downside possibly, but i've never had it mark any paint.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

I am interested in the one you bought for $40, any idea on the brand/supplier or part number?

I get the impression that the "Filler Detective" gives a constant readout and has a microfibre base so you could just slowly wipe it over a panel.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:46 PM

OK filler detective is probably easyer.

I"ll get onto my paint shop and see if there still available and what kinda $$$ were talking now days, they have a habit of changing supplyers, which is a pita as something i could get at one stage i cant get now etc etc.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:09 AM

Metrinch are my favourite because they can undo rounded bolts and nuts with no worries and they also do not damage them.


Yeh, they are good for that and fit either metric or imperial and if you can afford it have them on hand for that. But PIA for everything else as they wont stay on a nut unless you apply constant force, hence easy to slip off ..skinned knuckes. other instances like if you are using a socket in a tight spot and clearance dictates that you need to put the socket on first then attach the extension bar or ratchet, the socket will fall off in the mean time! and next to useless in tight spaces where you need to turn them a few mm at a time etc.there, and/or rely on a firm fit to keep the spanner in place.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:58 AM

i find metrich rounds more bolts than not
a bfh and impact socket costs the same and does a better job imo

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:12 AM

I quickly found that the Metrinch aren't everything for all situations. I still think they're fantastic, but I generally only use them for problem bolts these days.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:53 PM

My favorite tool.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

HOLY HELL. That is officially my favourite tool as well. Where did you get it?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

Came out of an R&D workshop, its in great condition and everything works,
Was a very happy boy, they dont come up very often.
I have made or renovated a heap of parts on it too, such a usefull gadget, best attachemnt is a rotary table/indexing head (Not pictured)




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