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Round 1 - WTF are these?

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Round 1 - WTF are these?

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 04, 2011 11:57PM

Ok ladies and germs, in celebration of our US Labor Day, a national holiday celebrated each year on the 1st Mundee in September, which is tmarra, here we have Round 1 of a 7 Round event of "WTF are these?"

Here's the rules:
1. Lookin these things up with image sites shows you're an industrious sort but kinda shoots the whole game in the foot, so please don't take the easy way out and do so.

2. Since 9er is a brother mech with lotsa 'sperience w/such toys, I'll ask that he give the others at least 10 guesses in the 1st 6 Rounds before takin a stab at 'em himself. Sorry 9er but you do have kind of an unfair advantage over most of these cats. Don't worry dude Round 7 will test even your mettle dude, so hold on!

3. Fossil's similarly disqualified from guesses as I've already showed most of these to him. Sorry dude, but you're out on this one completely.

4. Otherwise, it's all good, so let's have some fun huh rock on


Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/09/2011 12:01AM by Mrkim.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 12:16AM

I'll take a wild stab.
1 and 3 look like cylinder ring spreaders, 4 looks like a crimping tool of some sort, I know I've seen it before but can't place it. No idea about 2.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 12:59AM

Dude, I already know what these freakin' things are. Fine. Everyone else can go ahead and take a stab at this one. I'll sit back and watch.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 01:16AM

I figured these would be pretty easy marks for ya 9er though I think there are 2 of 'em that might surprise ya winking

Blah, you're right on #4 but I need to know what these crimpers are for. They only have 1 real use and a 2nd unintended use I figured out later.

Here's a hint: They have to do with the drive train grinning

90130_ Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 01:31AM

#1 is a drum brake spring removal and installer tool. # 2 is a valve bucket depressing tool, fits under the cam and allows you to depress the valve spring enough to get the clearance adjusting shim out/in. #3 Dude, seriously. I've had this in my small engine repair kit for decades. It's a Briggs and Stratton valve spring compressor for small engines, like the one on your lawn mower or roto tiller. #4 is an automotive CV axle boot band crimper, for the type of bands which have a fixed diameter and a squared section to grab onto and crimp tight, securing the boot on the axle joint.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 01:38AM

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! Slide that man a six pack of frosty cyber Heinekens Johnny thumbs
down smileys
with beer thumbs

I waddn sure if you had ever used one of those handy lil B&S valve spring compressors but they damned sure make the job a lot easier when puttin it all back together. The larger valve spring compressor tool is actually a Ford part made for the SOHC 2.0 and 2.3s they made and still do I guess, though I think the 2.3s might have different heads these days the long runnin 2.0 Formula Ford engines like my 74 Capri had is still available new today as far as I know although they haven't been in a production car in the US since '74 smileys
with beer
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 01:46AM

I wish you could actually send that Heineken through the 'puter right now....I'm looking at firing up the Impaler and burning down to the Circle K for a couple of tall cold ones. Just me and the dogs tonight.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 08:12AM

BTW, the alternative use I found for the CV joint boot clamp tool is as a similar crimper for the old school air hose "eared" clamps used on hose ends to crimp the hose onto couplings and barbed fittings and ... if one were into such S&M type activities it could also double as an incredibly painful nipple/clit pincher. But, please kids, don't try this at home since Mama may get ideas of her own and decide it would work equally well as a nut sack pinching device or heaven forbid as an extremely painful version of a cock clamp eye popping

'Course if you and your cooze of choice are into that sort of torturous behavior, the sky's the limit in how this lil gem can be used to inflict pain and injury on one another (*facepalm*)

fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 08:18AM

these aren't the penis piercing tools? (*facepalm*)
i must not have been payin' attention @ the tour. clown
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 08:50AM

Penis Piercers ???? Good god man, none of that stuff here, you musta been confusin my place with some other operation!

There ain't no Prince Albert installers 'round this place (throwup)

fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 08:58AM

i should get a prize for followin' the rules, but then again i'd say that the only people around who would have an educated guess have commented.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 10:16PM

wtf? I diddin get a chance to guess...9-oh did you sit in the front row and every ? shot yer hand up and said oooh! ooh! miss peabody I know! I know! haha jus kiddin..I didnt see the rules earlier either, and I really only knew for sure wut a handful of these things were for lol...
the oil filter wrench, and I could tell the wrench to the right of that was some sort of ratchet at the bottom,
the battery terminal cleaner,
I recognized the tap on the end of the grease fitting extractor and threading tap but didnt realize it was meant for grease zircs, although I do now remember seeing one before and being told what it was etc..same goes for the spoke wrench, don't know when or where I had seen one before and didnt recognize it right away, but I know I've seen one before, also the plastic spark plug pliers...I knew the far left thing in the pic above is a tool used for installing and/or removing springs on drum brakes...although I could never figure how the fuck it was supposed to work so just used the default tool setting (couple pairs of vice grips..)...haven't changed my own brakes in well over a decade, but I actually have a pretty sweet set of tools and have been thinking more and more that I need to stop paying people do things that I can do myself, (also taking yoga for similar reasons, but thats another story...) so will prolly change the shoes myself next time around and I'm sure my gear-head neighbor will not only have the spring stretcher deally-bobber and will not only lend it to me but also demonstrate its operation...he's another one of those "warranty voidin types" lol
btw the whole auto-fellatio/yoga thing was just a joke...I know where that thing's been, no way I want it in my mouth lol...
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 11:00PM

There's still a cuppla stumpers left PJ, so no need to feel left out dude. Hell wind up and take a swing at 'em smileys
with beer

90130_ Report This Comment
Date: September 06, 2011 02:27AM

Man, I just saw a challenge that needed my full attention. Granted, some of these tools are a bit arcane, and have a rather obscure purpose such as the homespun Mitsu balance shaft tools that Kim cobbled up, I'm crazy enough that I have purpose built specialty tools which serve only one purpose on one car, and cars I only see one or two of in a five year spread.