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Posted: 5/12/2022 3:33:46 PM EDT
I'll start...

When doing Bondo, don't feel it with your bare hand.  Use a hanky/bandana between your skin and bodywork.  Not being able to feel the surface finish differences on the body helps a ton in determining high and low spots.

This one I thought was obvious but I never see it mentioned anywhere or talked about online....  

When setting rockers, just bump the starter until the lifter is on the heel of the cam.  Tighten down and/or set lash. Done.  Next valve.  No messing with hand turning the motor, getting it to TDC, bouncing all over to different valves or doing it running.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:37:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
I'll start...

When doing Bondo, don't feel it with your bare hand.  Use a hanky/bandana between your skin and bodywork.  Not being able to feel the surface finish differences on the body helps a ton in determining high and low spots.

This one I thought was obvious but I never see it mentioned anywhere or talked about online....  

When setting rockers, just bump the starter until the lifter is on the heel of the cam.  Tighten down and/or set lash. Done.  Next valve.  No messing with hand turning the motor, getting it to TDC, bouncing all over to different valves or doing it running.
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Used to have a push button switch made up with alligator clips to hook to solenoid.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:37:20 PM EDT
[#2]
Don't fix what ain't broke.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:39:23 PM EDT
[#3]
Turn up the boost until it breaks and then back it down just a little bit.



Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:40:01 PM EDT
[#4]
The old juicy fruit gum wrapper will work in your fuse box.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:41:01 PM EDT
[#5]
Use a short section of 3/8 hose mashed onto the insulator of a spark plug to thread it into the cylinder head.  Can make bends and keeps your hands/fingers away from screaming hot header primaries.  Still gotta torque them of course, but the hose trick makes getting them in and out a breeze
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:42:38 PM EDT
[#6]
You can seat a tire on a rim on the side of the road with a little engine starter and a match
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:42:53 PM EDT
[#7]
Run a water hose from your tailpipe into your window and roll it up.  Crank the car and you can detect engine problems from the smell.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:45:49 PM EDT
[#8]
Use random shit from your vehicle to repair things... Think outside the box!



I call it my own roadside assistance program... Or its Friday and I wanna get home work truck fix.
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Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:46:22 PM EDT
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You pick her up and take her for a nice, not fancy, meal at a place with a lively atmosphere. Get her one the dance floor for a few rounds and then tell her you know a great place to look at the stars. Once you get there tell her the view is really nice through the T top if she just leans her seat all the way back....
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:46:23 PM EDT
[#10]
Boost and nitrous makes it a party.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:46:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Goodn:
Use random shit from your vehicle to repair things... Think outside the box!



I call it my own roadside assistance program... Or its Friday and I wanna get home work truck fix.
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Nice
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:47:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Goodn:
Use random shit from your vehicle to repair things... Think outside the box!



I call it my own roadside assistance program... Or its Friday and I wanna get home work truck fix.
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That's pretty cool but you have to have a lot of luck for that to work.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:47:40 PM EDT
[#13]
On long trips avoid getting busted stinking up the whole damn minivan this easy way by timing  your farts with the smell of a nearby cattle truck.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:47:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RC03:
Boost and nitrous makes it a party.
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Adding boost will also fix low compression issues.  

Its like an add on engine rebuild.  
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:47:44 PM EDT
[#15]
My mom had 4 young kids at the time.
Drove a 1960’s Pontiac wagon.

When the car would not  start she had a screw driver to  manipulate the choke to get it started.
That was 50 years ago and just remembered that.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:47:46 PM EDT
[#16]
Propane is fantastic to find vacuum leaks.   Engine speeds up when it sucks the propane in.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:48:41 PM EDT
[#17]
ALWAYS wear fucking gloves! Don't listen to the dumbass boomers who think not wearing gloves is manly, cars are full of toxic chemical shit that will fuck up your skin!
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:50:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Goodn:
Use random shit from your vehicle to repair things... Think outside the box!



I call it my own roadside assistance program... Or its Friday and I wanna get home work truck fix.
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Bruh I'm the king of that shit.

19 years old, taking my now wife to the farm show in Harrisburg, and my heater core puked all over her feet.  Ripped off the heater hoses and used a deep well socket to bridge them.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:50:17 PM EDT
[#19]
Matchbook to adjust 8track dragging
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:50:42 PM EDT
[#20]
Flipping the air cleaner lid doubles the hp.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:51:08 PM EDT
[#21]
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Originally Posted By jackthom8:
ALWAYS wear fucking gloves! Don't listen to the dumbass boomers who think not wearing gloves is manly, cars are full of toxic chemical shit that will fuck up your skin!
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I don't wear gloves and wash my hands with acetone.

I'm 34.  


Fight me
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:51:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By QwikKotaTx:
That's pretty cool but you have to have a lot of luck for that to work.
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Originally Posted By QwikKotaTx:
Originally Posted By Goodn:
Use random shit from your vehicle to repair things... Think outside the box!



I call it my own roadside assistance program... Or its Friday and I wanna get home work truck fix.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/183526/20200206_164324__1__jpg-2381365.JPG
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That's pretty cool but you have to have a lot of luck for that to work.



I know!  LOL


I scrounged around and found some Mobil1 in the work box,  A broken sawsall blade on the floor, a broken flat blade screw driver in the box and a trailer lock pin in the door pocket.  And the holy grail!  The dolly with metal casters!  The rest was history!

At least the engineers were kind enough at GM to make the pulley self removing when the bearing seizes.  
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:51:29 PM EDT
[#23]
I am a fan of roadkill garage therefore I am dangerous lol
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:52:01 PM EDT
[#24]
Stop front brake grinding noises by bending the metal tabs away from the brake pads.  Also extends brake pad life.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:52:33 PM EDT
[#25]
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Originally Posted By Gill-man:
Flipping the air cleaner lid doubles the hp.
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Add a few stickers and you will have a funny car!
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:54:14 PM EDT
[#26]
If you don't have a timing light you can set the timing with a vacuum gage.  This is just for old non computer controlled engines.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:55:50 PM EDT
[#27]
Popping pilot bearings from crank shafts with the "breading" trick.

Have done it twice and it works like a champ.  Last time I did it I managed to use only one slice of bread and was out in 5 minutes.   Fuck using a a puller.

Giggle like a school girl wvery time it works.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:55:54 PM EDT
[#28]
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Originally Posted By ch3no2:
Use a short section of 3/8 hose mashed onto the insulator of a spark plug to thread it into the cylinder head.  Can make bends and keeps your hands/fingers away from screaming hot header primaries.  Still gotta torque them of course, but the hose trick makes getting them in and out a breeze
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Came to post this. Struggled for hours after on the #7 cylinder after changing the other 7. Dad came out and showed me that truck and was done 10 minutes later.

Plastic shopping bag over the oil filter to help contain the mess.


A more recent problem i encountered and got an old school tip to try and fix: wasn’t getting fuel at the carb. Neighbor had me charge the tank with air, which led me to find the leak in the fuel line causing my issue.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:56:12 PM EDT
[#29]
Set points with matchbook cover will get you close to dwell you need.

Double matchbook cover and gap plugs.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:56:25 PM EDT
[#30]
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:


I don't wear gloves and wash my hands with acetone.

I'm 34.  


Fight me
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We could be friends. But i use gojo because i enjoy the smell.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:56:49 PM EDT
[#31]
Cotter key removers work awesome for going around radiator hoses to break the seal to remove them.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 3:56:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Pokernut:
If you don't have a timing light you can set the timing with a vacuum gage.  This is just for old non computer controlled engines.
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But what if your cam has 500+ lift on both valves?

Ain't no vacuum
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 7:53:33 PM EDT
[#33]
Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
I'll start...

When doing Bondo, don't feel it with your bare hand.  Use a hanky/bandana between your skin and bodywork.  Not being able to feel the surface finish differences on the body helps a ton in determining high and low spots.

This one I thought was obvious but I never see it mentioned anywhere or talked about online....  

When setting rockers, just bump the starter until the lifter is on the heel of the cam.  Tighten down and/or set lash. Done.  Next valve.  No messing with hand turning the motor, getting it to TDC, bouncing all over to different valves or doing it running.
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The rocker thing is literally SOP for doing valve lash on a race motor. The bondo thing kinda doesn't make sense tho.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 7:57:43 PM EDT
[#34]
Winner!!
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 7:59:26 PM EDT
[#35]
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Originally Posted By jackthom8:
ALWAYS wear fucking gloves! Don't listen to the dumbass boomers who think not wearing gloves is manly, cars are full of toxic chemical shit that will fuck up your skin liver!
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FIFY.  Skin is just the first organ it fucks up.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:00:27 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:


But what if your cam has 500+ lift on both valves?

Ain't no vacuum
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A gauge will still read. Not enough vaccum for bs like power brakes tho. On street cars a vacuum gauge is great for tuning an engine
. Well atleast one with a carb a d distributor lol
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:04:10 PM EDT
[#37]
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Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:20:38 PM EDT
[#38]
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Originally Posted By TripleC:


Used to have a push button switch made up with alligator clips to hook to solenoid.
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Harbor Freight still sells that.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:30:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jackthom8:
ALWAYS wear fucking gloves! Don't listen to the dumbass boomers who think not wearing gloves is manly, cars are full of toxic chemical shit that will fuck up your skin!
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Handle your tools without gloves. And “kittens with mittens, catch no mice.”
Ben Franklin.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:32:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AR15A2SporterII:
Don't fix what ain't broke.
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This is number 1 ,or should be
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:33:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jackthom8:
ALWAYS wear fucking gloves! Don't listen to the dumbass boomers who think not wearing gloves is manly, cars are full of toxic chemical shit that will fuck up your skin!
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And remember, You'll shoot your eye out with that damn thing. Sheeese

And you might mess up your nail polish.
Roy
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:34:48 PM EDT
[#42]
Run a weld bead around timkin cones in blind holes to remove
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:36:40 PM EDT
[#43]
Silikroil on stainless bolts is the sh*t! Spray it on stainless if it’s high heat and you can get the nut back off without galling. Works better than antiseize.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:39:41 PM EDT
[#44]
Cap thin tubing and pressure with shop air and heat with a torch to pop out dents, works especially well with dirt bike bent exaust headers
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:41:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Into_the_Void:
I'll start...

When doing Bondo, don't feel it with your bare hand.  Use a hanky/bandana between your skin and bodywork.  Not being able to feel the surface finish differences on the body helps a ton in determining high and low spots.
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This doesnt work.

Give it a quick spray of another color primer and sand it.  The uneven spots will magically reveal themselves.  

Everyone who says they can "feel" high/low spots is revealed to be a liar the moment that gloss black or midnight blue paint goes on.  Waves all down the side of the car.  

Speaking of... if you're an amatuer - go with a light color paint.  White is a good choice.  Hides all the shoddy body work.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:44:05 PM EDT
[#46]
If you can’t get a bearing race out of a hub. Weld a bead on it and it will shrink it so it almost falls out.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:45:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By uglygun:
Popping pilot bearings from crank shafts with the "breading" trick.

Have done it twice and it works like a champ.  Last time I did it I managed to use only one slice of bread and was out in 5 minutes.   Fuck using a a puller.

Giggle like a school girl wvery time it works.
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@uglygun , I'v done that twice in the last few days. It works really well, my dad taught it to me many years ago. Although most people don't believe me when I tell them.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:48:42 PM EDT
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When working on a carburetor, be sure to remove it before adding it to your trashcan.

Install EFI.


ETA:

Removing inner wheel bearing races by adding 5 small spot welds to the old race. It will fall right out.
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:48:46 PM EDT
[#49]
Make thin paper gaskets by laying the part on a printer, run a copy off and razor blade and punch, great for shim gaskets like oil pumps
Link Posted: 5/12/2022 8:49:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TZLVredmist:
When working on a carburetor, be sure to remove it before adding it to your trashcan.

Install EFI.
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