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  • HoonBoy
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    Funny thing is I was looking for an old spanner to masacre when I came across the proper spanner that I thought I would of gotten rid of years ago!

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  • greenhj
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    Originally posted by HoonBoy View Post
    I've got one of those proper ones too, one end for Ford, other for Holden. Hadn't used it in about six years until recently, probably won't use it for at least another six!
    one off tools like this are like guns and condoms..

    Better to have it and not need it etc...

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  • HoonBoy
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    I've got one of those proper ones too, one end for Ford, other for Holden. Hadn't used it in about six years until recently, probably won't use it for at least another six!

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  • TD302
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    Originally posted by ahk068 View Post
    a proper backyard engineer would have cut a hole in the firewall to access dizzy from inside cab.
    Hmmm 253 into KE20 :rotflol:

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  • ahk068
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    a proper backyard engineer would have cut a hole in the firewall to access dizzy from inside cab.

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  • greenhj
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    Originally posted by OKE020 View Post
    Greenhj, you forgot to include the drill bit thats now most probably farked after drilling through the spanner i stuffed 2 drill bits turning a drop foged 7/8 double ring spanner into a holden 6 head valve remover
    cheap spanner equals soft steel!!

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  • OKE020
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    Greenhj, you forgot to include the drill bit thats now most probably farked after drilling through the spanner i stuffed 2 drill bits turning a drop foged 7/8 double ring spanner into a holden 6 head valve remover

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  • ahk068
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    We've got steel. It's just a cunt getting the smithy to work.

    PS i just bent a spanner so i turns closer to the bellhousing.

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  • OKE020
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    TK i have the same tool, its place on the tool board used to be marked as HST "Holden Special Tool" haha

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  • greenhj
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    Originally posted by ahk068 View Post
    I'm a little concerned about you as well.....
    I needed one and didnt have it, and couldnt be arsed going to look for one at the shop...

    Ill admit to being bored but thats it :knock:

    the 10 bucks i "saved" will probably cover the cheap spanner i used, plus the gas to heat it up for bending, and the bandaids for the holes in my finger when i slipped and hit the fucken vice.

    Dont worry though, im sure youll get steel in tasmania one day. :D:D:D

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  • TK
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    LOL.

    I got one o dem, but I bought mine like it - it has 1/2" & 9/16" ring spanners on the ends, comes up real high above the dissy & you can pull it apart & put a 3/8 drive adaptor on either end.

    Fucking great tool, don't know how I lived without it.

    I reckon it cost about $10 too....

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  • ahk068
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    Harrop Hi-rise will fix this problem also.

    I'm a little concerned about you as well.....

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  • greenhj
    started a topic dodgy homemade distributor spanner

    dodgy homemade distributor spanner

    I figured since news.com is higher on the "list of idiotic things to post" than my dodgy home "creations" i decided id show one more lol.

    Need to tweak the timing on the green cars engine, and since the dizzy hold bolt is in a cunt of a spot anyway without all the extra hoses and crap ive "hidden" behind the block, i made a newer version of the holden mechanics best friend.

    The bent 9/16 spanner..

    My variant means i grab the handy non slip (threaded rod lol) handle well above the dizzy cap, quick flick of the wrist, bolt loosened.

    Also works well on the roller rocker adjusters on cylinder 8 which is under the brake booster, version 2 will include a handle capable of supporting the hex key required for adjusting lash.

    Probably saved myself 10 bucks! :D
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