Let's see your pick-up trucks!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. 1greenmachine

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    I'll stick to working on diesels, the parts get stupid expensive to but nowhere what you deal with. The rust up here sucks, thou we have one of those ducter heating things that really works good in tight spaces.
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  2. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    A wise is old instructor back in mechanical tec. school taught us.
    1) Never use an end wrench where you can use a ratchet.
    2) Never use a ratchet where you can use a speed wrench.
    3) Never use a speed wrench where you can use a power tool.
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  3. 1greenmachine

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    What's a speed wrench?


    Haha just kidding, I think I have the one I got in my tool kit at school in 2000, dont know if it's ever been used.
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  4. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    I knew when I typed it that it would be a new term to some. I actually had a 3/8 and a 1/2 in my box at work, the young guys would ask what it was for. And even the other old guys couldn't believe I still had two of them.
  5. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    i have a couple.

    Old timers make it look easy. I prefer a ratchet and long extension over a speed wrench.

    my old transmission guy could use a speed wrench ridiculous fast when doing valve body bolts
  6. 1greenmachine

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    I've got a small SO 3/8 head in 1/4 body ratchet that works great for spinning stuff in. Thou I'm usually either using my cordless ratchet or impact as they are a ton more controllable then their air versions.

    We have a high schooler kid that helps at work and I had to pull out my speedy wrench to show him what one looks like.
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  7. ydarg

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    I only work on my junk so speed and efficiency aren’t the top priorities. Avoiding collateral damage and the resulting parts runs are.

    Being sore for a day or so afterward comes with the territory for me lol.
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  8. MisterScott

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    My new rig. Feels like and old man truck. Ram interiors are the best, been a Ford guy. Only wish was that it had an 8-speed.

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    MisterScott Adventurer

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    BTW, how the heck do you actually embed a photo on this forum?
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    1greenmachine Long timer

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    Click the upload tab let it load and chose full size.
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    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    that’s my favorite ratchet. Use it daily
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  12. 1greenmachine

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    Costly little bastard but I love it and actually it's my 2nd one as I wore out the first one I had.
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  13. 1greenmachine

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    I work on everyone else's stuff all day, I have zero patience working on my own stuff and just want it done asap. Changed oil on my car and the wife's today and couldn't get it done fast enough.
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    Experienced the exact same after completing the MMI in Phoenix and working on Yamaha and Kawasaki bikes. Took fours years and I was done! Went into Army Aviation after that.

    Since then, bikes have only been a hobby. Still don't really enjoy doing the maintenance, but I do it to save money. Plus, I retained the tools.
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  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I found a rotating head Snap On ratched just like the one my old (bike) shop had. :clap Loved that little thing for getting small, bicycle torqued bolts in faster than using a regular allen key. Took that with me in the van, so I found another on ebay and bought it. Now I have TWO! :clap

    I've got a pair of Makita impact drivers (1/4" and 3/8") that I actually use a lot to build bikes. Makes things go even faster. :nod

    I've got a debate going on in my head: Tacoma or F150. Wanna do some hauling of the bikes to CX races and maybe drive to Ushuaia 'soon.' Probably start with something like S. TX next winter 1st tho. Practice run as it were. Get the bugs worked out

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    the rotating head 1/4” drive ratchet is great too, I had one, was stolen and or used/lost by a former coworker. Snap on doesn’t really sell that ratchet without a big ol plastic handle anymore. I would like another, just haven’t pulled the trigger on it yet.
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    More successful PM. Hopefully now I can fill it with gas without taking 20 minutes. The old charcoal canister was definitely clogged up.

    This all went much more smoothly than I anticipated.
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    PCV valve and EVAP purge valve replaced also.
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    Growing up between my dad, uncles, grandpa and friends I was always messing around with stuff and for the most part just had fun getting it done whenever. Now it's nice having the know how and tools to fix stuff but no more enjoyment in doing it.

    This morning was out in the garage getting our baby into the car to grocery shop and notice the new wiper blades I forgot to put on my car yesterday.:becca
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    Never used used the rotating head ratchets, seems like a good design but also a good chance of slipping under load and smashing hands. I've have had good luck with flex heads getting where I need them but maybe I'll have to add a rotating head as theres no such thing as to many ratchets. 20200122_075304.jpg
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  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I use em as a driver, then flip the head 90deg and use em as a way to torque things. Mind you, bicycle use is low-torque with high likelihood of stripping things if too much power is used. :nod

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