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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

26 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Don't lump me in with them. I'm an enthusiast of mechanic design, be it engines, weaponry, or productive machinery. Not a guy with a wrench that reads the marketing garbage AFE/insert other "enthusiast" brand that can't legally warranty half of their products.

 

I fail to see a correlation between people screeching variations of "forced induction is more efficient!!! Reclaimed energy!!!" and anything I've said.

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5 hours ago, vetali said:

This sounds awesome, but I hardly see any vids of it in action in the automotive field. Pretty cheap compared to the automotive air hammers which are weaksauce. What heads do you use?

I've got a small assortment of Ajax bits and a few odd rivet sets that are useful for car work, angled or super short and flush. .498 isn't a size you get a lot of car bits for but they do make some suspension forks. I found a vendor in Michigan that had good prices on Ajax so I was buying through them, but I've heard good things about Old Forge also. Gray Pneumatic have a reputation of being butter soft with the bigger hammers, and 6x is a bigger hammer. South Main's 'big nasty' is a 5x with a crappy trigger that takes .498 bits. I bought me a CP 7150 so I'd have something that takes normal .410 bits in it, it's a 5x power wise but it's nice in that it takes the normal bits but the trigger sucks, no teasing it.

I've also got an old cheap crappy but still useful air hammer, one of those '$20 specials'. I hogged out some of the ports on it a few years back and it buzzes like a lady pleaser that just snorted a line of coke. I keep a needle scaler head on it for blasting rust scale off things like wheel hubs, beats grinding it off. If I need to blast heavy scale I can put the head onto the CP 7150 and then it's like a real tool. That needle scaler is pretty awesome too, huge time saver if you deal with rust scale on a regular basis and love to annoy everyone working around you with loud tools.

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14 hours ago, vinyldash303 said:

I like my 1/4" drive snap on ratchet that Grandad found at Goodwill

I've got a whole lot of old school craftsman stuff that's never been used before, older than I am.

 

When I get my house purchased I'm more than likely gonna go with a huge teng tools kit. Have a couple friends that have outfitted their shops with teng stuff and they've abused their tools to no end and not had anything snap yet


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6 hours ago, Bitter said:

I've got a small assortment of Ajax bits and a few odd rivet sets that are useful for car work, angled or super short and flush. .498 isn't a size you get a lot of car bits for but they do make some suspension forks. I found a vendor in Michigan that had good prices on Ajax so I was buying through them, but I've heard good things about Old Forge also. Gray Pneumatic have a reputation of being butter soft with the bigger hammers, and 6x is a bigger hammer. South Main's 'big nasty' is a 5x with a crappy trigger that takes .498 bits. I bought me a CP 7150 so I'd have something that takes normal .410 bits in it, it's a 5x power wise but it's nice in that it takes the normal bits but the trigger sucks, no teasing it.

I've also got an old cheap crappy but still useful air hammer, one of those '$20 specials'. I hogged out some of the ports on it a few years back and it buzzes like a lady pleaser that just snorted a line of coke. I keep a needle scaler head on it for blasting rust scale off things like wheel hubs, beats grinding it off. If I need to blast heavy scale I can put the head onto the CP 7150 and then it's like a real tool. That needle scaler is pretty awesome too, huge time saver if you deal with rust scale on a regular basis and love to annoy everyone working around you with loud tools.

I use gray pneumatic sockets, but my duo 3/8s are getting pretty clapped out. I might go snap on next, but that will have to wait. Just went flat rate + new car payments started.... and my 2tb HDD went tits up randomly. aaaand my headphones are starting to sound like they have a blown driver. 


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22 minutes ago, vetali said:

I use gray pneumatic sockets, but my duo 3/8s are getting pretty clapped out. I might go snap on next, but that will have to wait. Just went flat rate + new car payments started.... and my 2tb HDD went tits up randomly. aaaand my headphones are starting to sound like they have a blown driver. 

Shit always breaks all at once it seems


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1 hour ago, vetali said:

I use gray pneumatic sockets, but my duo 3/8s are getting pretty clapped out. I might go snap on next, but that will have to wait. Just went flat rate + new car payments started.... and my 2tb HDD went tits up randomly. aaaand my headphones are starting to sound like they have a blown driver. 

Their sockets might be OK, but when you're slamming almost 10ft/lb 2,000 times a minute you need a quality steel bit. Guy who used to work with me was all about his Sunnex sockets, they were identical to some Mac or Matco ones the boss has, and they're not expensive on Amazon at all. If I wasn't full up on sockets I'd get some for myself (and I may yet).

 

The tool I use a lot and absolutely love for ripping through work faster is my Astro 1128 air impact ratchet. It's small but mighty! Some people have issues with theirs switching forward and reverse on it's own, mine has done it a handful of times. There's a spring inside you can stretch a little to make it not do that but I haven't bothered to take it apart yet.

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Fixed my DRLs today. What you all do?

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31 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

Fixed my DRLs today. What you all do?

In the process of replacing the Steering rack bushings on the Tundra. one is out, but the other one a washer rusted to the bushing sleeve and for the life of my I can't get it apart.


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6 hours ago, Bitter said:

Their sockets might be OK, but when you're slamming almost 10ft/lb 2,000 times a minute you need a quality steel bit. Guy who used to work with me was all about his Sunnex sockets, they were identical to some Mac or Matco ones the boss has, and they're not expensive on Amazon at all. If I wasn't full up on sockets I'd get some for myself (and I may yet).

 

The tool I use a lot and absolutely love for ripping through work faster is my Astro 1128 air impact ratchet. It's small but mighty! Some people have issues with theirs switching forward and reverse on it's own, mine has done it a handful of times. There's a spring inside you can stretch a little to make it not do that but I haven't bothered to take it apart yet.

Yeah I don't use air anymore for impacts or ratchets. I have a mac impacting 1/4 ratchet but hardly use it because I hate air hoses now. 


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Did 55k mile service on my dads Audi. Apart from the supercharger belt... need a 16mm crows foot for the serpentine belt tool I have :/ 

 

oh well guess I’ll do that on his next oil change lol.

 

everything else went well... spark plugs, air filter, bit of cleaning and lubricating. Cabin filter too

 

 

he managed to rip off one of the underbody covers on his last trip to New Orleans. Now I have to find it :/ last time I looked for one of those for his last A6 I couldn’t find one for some reason. Tho this time it’s a diff piece it’s on the drivers side right under/in front his door.


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3 hours ago, vetali said:

Yeah I don't use air anymore for impacts or ratchets. I have a mac impacting 1/4 ratchet but hardly use it because I hate air hoses now. 

I haven't had the incentive to buy into batteries, there's no single battery system that would work ALL the tools and be a practical size. The 1/4 and 3/8 electric ratchets are just too big for my liking, even with the airhose attached that 1128 is TINY and packs over 50ftlbs of non knuckle smashing torque. I run a compact swivel on it so it gets into tight spots easily, even my 2135ti gets into smaller spots with one of those swivels. I also worry about the batteries dropping their capacity as they age and then by the time I need to replace one in 2-4 years they're discontinued and I need to buy a whole new setup OR they're so dang expensive that I'm better off spending $600 on a new setup than I am spending $400 on a pair of batteries.

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

I haven't had the incentive to buy into batteries, there's no single battery system that would work ALL the tools and be a practical size. The 1/4 and 3/8 electric ratchets are just too big for my liking, even with the airhose attached that 1128 is TINY and packs over 50ftlbs of non knuckle smashing torque. I run a compact swivel on it so it gets into tight spots easily, even my 2135ti gets into smaller spots with one of those swivels. I also worry about the batteries dropping their capacity as they age and then by the time I need to replace one in 2-4 years they're discontinued and I need to buy a whole new setup OR they're so dang expensive that I'm better off spending $600 on a new setup than I am spending $400 on a pair of batteries.

Milwaukee has been pretty damn good about backwards support. I got the snap on ratchet and 3/8 battery impacts. They're ok but holy shit the lights are trash, and they don't stay on after using the tool so you gotta constantly feather the trigger for the light. Makes inflator recalls pretty annoying. 


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4 hours ago, FuzzyYellow said:

In the process of replacing the Steering rack bushings on the Tundra. one is out, but the other one a washer rusted to the bushing sleeve and for the life of my I can't get it apart.

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17 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

:c

I ended up getting it out and the new poly bushings back in. One bolt won’t align properly, so I’ll have to get a longer bolt to thread the other way tomorrow. 


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> never be able to own a home in this area.

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17 minutes ago, arnavvr said:

> never be able to own a home in this area.

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$9m for an average sized plot of land with a wall? Bargain


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2 minutes ago, iDeFecZx said:

$9m for an average sized plot of land with a wall? Bargain

that's actually a pretty large sized lot for the area.


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5 minutes ago, arnavvr said:

that's actually a pretty large sized lot for the area.

Still doesnt look like much land for $9 million


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2 minutes ago, iDeFecZx said:

Still doesnt look like much land for $9 million

What about $40 million? https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Palo-Alto-CA/19496542_zpid/26374_rid/37.450383,-122.121363,37.409283,-122.159515_rect/14_zm/1_fr/


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1 hour ago, arnavvr said:

> never be able to own a home in this area.

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Time to come east then

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5 minutes ago, floofer said:

Don’t tell me that’s average in America. That’s tiny. 

That’s average for North California.


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Nice overcast day today so I got to clean the car that's been sitting dirty for too long and I got to clean the bike a little too!

 

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