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Just had to share a gorgeous tool

I know... gorgeous is in the eye of the beholder.... and form should follow function... but... well, let me backup...

I am a tool junkie. (I know.. everyone in unison says "Hi Glacier!", right?)

Anyway...I am always collecting tools here and there, and often I haunt E-bay for specific FORD Rotunda tool sets. The tools in them are generally (not always) very model/year specific, so I am not just idly shopping....but as I look at the FORD tools in those sets (mostly made by Owatonna Tool Co, or OTC) they are superior high quality as a general rule.

Recently I acquired some FORD tools for the 5R55N transmission. (used in Jags and now I understand making its way into Explorers). In the set was a tool for removing a "yoke" (for lack of a better term) on the back of the output shaft of the transmission. As I looked at the tool, it fairly screamed "THIS IS HOW TOOLS SHOULD BE MADE!" (ok, *I* heard it anyway)

So, I wanted to share this tool with you fellow tool junkies.

From the top it looks, well.... like some kind of tool... nothing too special...

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It is heavy, and you get a better sense of that in a side view...

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there is a fine threaded driving screw as in most puller types of things, but this one had something you rarely see.... on the tip...

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a retained ball bearing tip!!! Awesome. The more I looked at that, the more I heard heavenly harps.... and angels singing...this was heaven come to tool design!!, then, allofasudden.... WOW ! it looked like this!

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and at THAT moment I knew I had to share it with you guys.



Ok lighten up, it is kinda neat, no ?
 



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I should have expected a group "intervention" from the participants in "tool junkies anonymous". If I hear the doorbell today, and hear a collective "HI GLACIER" from the other side of the door, I AIN'T OPENING IT !
 






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This I know to be A FACT
there is nothing better than the right tool for the right task.

I have some tools I would not part with for $1,000.00 !!!!!!!!
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It helps to have a good tool, but lighted WOW.
 






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I laughed out loud.

And phallic symbol? Pullease, just because I said it was ball bearing..... well, I mean... well... you know what I mean. Doncha?
 






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In the 2WD 5R55N, the putput shaft has a pressed on "yoke" for the driveline connection. This attaches to that yoke and pushes on the output shaft to remove the yoke.
 












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There is always some discount floating around, but I'm not at liberty to say what it is... Snappy cororate would have me by the short hairs...

Let's just say that my tool bill on my own truck runs around $100 a week...
 






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You must be buying every tool on the truck a little bit at a time. I also have a lot of tools, but not all of them get used. I originally bought some tools that looked good, but I've still not used them yet. I must have some for over 10 years sitting around.
 






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Speaking on the subject of transmission tools, there was an interesting one that I've come across today. Here is the link: http://www.atec-trans-tool.com/product-detail.asp?gid=7&cid=8&sid=81&sku=T-0015. When I called the company, they were a little secretive on the specifications. The guy told me that they weren't allowed to tell me! I asked him what diameter the loops were, and the gauge thickness of the rope. He said that he wasn't allowed to tell me. I told him that I was planning on buying it, not duplicating them to resell. He still wouldn't tell me. He just said that it was able to fit all sizes of piston lip seals between both sides, and the sides weren't adjustable, just stationary. If this works the way they claim it does, then it will replace about a dozen or so specialty lip seal sizing, and installing tools. I don't see how just from the 2 sizes, unless there is some sort of adjustment on it. Does anybody here have any experience using this tool?
 






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I have one. There is no adjustment to it. Some guys like to use a feeler guage to install lips seals and such. We all know feeler guages can be sharp. This tool is nice and round, no sharp edges to damage the seal. If you like I could snap a few pictures of it.


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I used it on an A4LD, AOD,TH350...I think that is all. I found I felt more confident that I didn't cut a seat with this tool as apposed to when I used the feeler guage style. I will get some pictures of it, I don't have it home it is in my other tool box.

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