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Old 01-24-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
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For those of us who've ever spent significant time fixing cars may relate to this list I've seen around the web:

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Also, I always liked having a length 1" steel pipe since I never had a 3' breaker-bar. I called it the socket wrench amplifier.

And... before there were mechanics gloves, I used to have this theory that I should put the bandaids on my knuckles before working on stubborn bolts and take them off afterwards. Instead I usually did the reverse and wore them for a week.

Also, anyone who's driven an English-made car of the 60's knows that Lucas Electric was known as the Prince of Darkness - because sooner or later you'll find yourself w/o lights at night.
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That was really good .

As I read it, I was nodding my head, saying, "Yup. Uh-huh. Yup...."
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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In the same vein, I just saw this on a bimmer DIY article:

Skill level: If you can bore out your engine cylinders with hand tools, then you can do this and pretty much anything else you want to do.

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Having the right tool...

Having the right tool for the job is, well...

Let me start over. My friends call me the Half-*** mechanic for a reason -- and I think we've pinpointed one reason

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Having the right tool for the job is, well...

Let me start over. My friends call me the Half-*** mechanic for a reason -- and I think we've pinpointed one reason

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OK, I'm guilty of that from time to time.

I've always said "there's a wrong tool for every job."
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extension bar: a type of single-use torque wrench.
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extension bar: a type of single-use torque wrench.
Us old timers just tighten the wrench until our elbow pops.
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