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Post by Reid Welch » Apr 23 2007 7:28pm

:lol: Matt, humble? It's an act! I swear! I am acting too for fun:

When you get to be my age, Matt (I'm fifty three next month),,,

never mind that you're already 54


as I was sayin', Matt, when you get to be my age, which is
solidly in the Geezer Park, then you get to lecture the World.

I recall the first mechanic that I ever knew, the most important one
I ever met, when I was eighteen and a sailor based at Charleston.

The Navy base had for amenity, an auto hobby shop.
An old civilian man worked there on good days part time.

My first car was a derelict Mercedes Benz.
I was taking it all apart but got stuck at the first lug nut.
I had a handy-dandy hand-held impact wrench--
hit its head with a hammer and

it rounded off the last of the flats.

Fred was passing seventy back in '73.
He had swollen feet and rheumy eyes that spoke as much,
as he spoke very little--a serious man dealing with congestive heart failure.
Fred presided at the auto hobby shop, and mostly, he pointed.
Fred looked a lot like an old Buster Keaton,
although Fred was never funny.

Back to my rounded lug nut:

"Fred, help?"

Fred came to my bay where he assessed the situation in five seconds.
He pulled a cold chisel from bib overall pants and he took up a hammer

and he showed me for the first time how real mechanics work.

Of course it was just a confident strike on the chisel held obliquely to the nut.
One more blow and it was done.

Fred said not a word. He only looked at me
and winked as I responded in amazement with my thanks.

"Fred! That's great! When did you learn to do that?"

"1920", said Fred, that's all.



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Post by Ypedal » Apr 23 2007 8:06pm

Oh i've mangled many nuts and bolts in my day.. ( and i'm 28 !!!.. birthday on 09/11 beleive it or not !! )

My father was a bit of a carpenter, but nothing what so ever regarding ICE's.. When i got my first Kawasaki KV75 ( 70's model, 3 speed auto-clutch ) i was on my own.

I wish i knew then what i know now.. you know.. simple things like.. there are multiple size phillips heads.. and difference between Metric/standard etc...

Learning to use a dremel tool with a cutting disk to make a flat-head groove into a rounded phillips .

Welding a nut onto a stud from a broken bolt to back it out..

Drilling and tapping..

JB-Weld.. lol..
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Post by marty » Apr 23 2007 11:12pm

Re:
"clicker" wrist
No click wrist. To tighten bolts to proper torque, you need to Grunt. Larger bolts require louder GRUNT sound. Loosening is a different sound. Sounds are the same in every language. Make sounds with mouth.
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Post by Matt Gruber » Apr 24 2007 6:16am

In auto shop (1970) Barry Grobles, an A student decided u dont need a TQ wrench if u follow the correct pattern and were careful.(said teacher was wrong, he didnt need to use it)

So he puts on a shift kit on his 69 camaro.

Well, it wouldn't shift at all!!!

Teacher says LOOSEN BOLTS AND USE A TQ WRENCH

So he did, and i was there, it fixed it, and soon after i got one at sears $9.99.

Nobody tried a chisel!

Note to santa: give safe a DVM, and what do these guys need?
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Post by Reid Welch » Apr 24 2007 8:09am

well, what can we expect of a Camero or its gearbox? Made of Vega remelt, for chrissakes!


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Post by Matt Gruber » Apr 24 2007 8:51am

i've NEVER used loctite on any bike or scooter axle,
but,
i wish i had anticipated the demand and bought stock in Loctite corp. Clearly it is preferred over a TQ wrench.
I did buy some red in 1972 at a flea market for $1 and i still have it.
works well on my eyeglass frame screws, LOL

Barrys car had a Turbo-hydramatic, possibly the strongest trans.Didn't vegas use a powerglide? LOL
ASE CERTIFIED IN ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 1984- retired
Converted window AC's to central system.
Testing various foods.
Finished testing JB Weld cell fuses. No more soldering to a bare cell for a repair.
Why build a pack from scratch? I buy tool packs instead.

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