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Rick

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Don't mean to hijack, but upon looking at this page of the thread again something in this pic caught my eye:

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The dead tree in the background looks like a horse rearing up on it's hind legs!
 


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I made this a after I got tired of literally kneeling on top of the motor when working on it. I added caster wheels and a brake to it later.

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I made this a after I got tired of literally kneeling on top of the motor when working on it. I added caster wheels and a brake to it later.

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i want one of those
 




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That dog is like "what the h3ll is he doing now.."
 




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Now that's a damn good idea.
 




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Made this to get the little motors off the shop floor.

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Sweet - a propeller driven cart, may need a larger prop :)
 




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Sweet - a propeller driven cart, may need a larger prop :)

It will be when I fix that motor, it needs new reeds and a recoil spring. :(
 




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Homemade magnetic breakaway cnc plasma torch holder. I designed the entire 3 piece system in Solidworks and then built it using a Bridgeport mill. Works awesome! Makes changing consumables easy and it prevents the torch from breaking if it gets snagged.
 

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Rick

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Cigarette lighter adapter plug for a cordless drill.

Most cordless tools have spade connectors which come into contact with the battery pack such as this one:
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Sometimes the batteries go bad, and are not worth the cost of replacement. The tool is still good. It would be a waste to throw it out. There is another option. A cigarette lighter provides enough power to run the tool. A booster pack is portable, and would provide sufficient current. Here's a modified wiring harness with female spade connectors to connect to the tool:
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Important note: Always make sure that the polarity is correct before you connect this modified wiring harness to the cordless tool.
Here's a photo of the wiring harness connected to the spade connectors:
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Insulated connectors were chosen for safety in the event that if one of them should accidentally disconnect, it won't come into contact with the opposite connector, and create a short ciircuit. Always use the proper gauge wire & fuse.
 




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Window crank handle remover for the 1960 Dodge Dart Seneca.

The actual tool has been discontinued and costs about $200 when they come up on E-bay.

The window crank is held onto a square shaft with a spring loaded clip. The clip must be compressed to release the crank.
 

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It's not really a tool, more of a special way of using things. I needed to replace a lug in the rear, so to get the disk off I took off the other rear wheel, slid a 8' 2x4 across so it would hit the back side of the disk, and then used the back end of an axe to knock the disk off. (Nice and easy hits of course.) It works great. Much easier than trying to use the rubber mallet and bending my arm weirdly to hit it from behind.
 




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Window crank handle remover for the 1960 Dodge Dart Seneca.

The actual took has been discontinued and costs about $200 when they come up on E-bay.

The window crank is held onto a square shaft with a spring loaded clip. The clip must be compressed to release the crank.

1960? I thought it was a 1970 or do you have a complete fleet of them?
 




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I made this a after I got tired of literally kneeling on top of the motor when working on it. I added caster wheels and a brake to it later.

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thats the coolest thing ive seen this year.
 




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I made this a after I got tired of literally kneeling on top of the motor when working on it. I added caster wheels and a brake to it later.

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This thing is awesome haha If I ever do any engine work I'd love to have one of these.
 




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Ya, it is nice. It takes up a lot of space though. I've been thinking of modifying it and my engine hoist to "fold" up.
 




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It looks like it wouldn't be that hard to do. Good luck, cause that does look like it's take up so much room.
 


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