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Old 12-09-2013, 05:51 PM
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OM60x bottom injection pump cover plate screw removal

For the bottom injection pump cover plate, I use a Right Angle Screwdriver

8 Piece Right Angle Screwdriver

with this set of bits

32 Piece Magnetic Driver Guide Kit

Special note: As needed, I grind 2 - 3 MM from the bottom of the required bit, to shorten for easier access.

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Old 12-23-2013, 01:45 PM
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Special tool for running your diesel engine without the Turbo installed

Special tool for running your diesel engine without the Turbo installed
Special tool for running your diesel engine without the Turbo installed


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Old 09-28-2014, 07:39 PM
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home made tools and equipment... | The H.A.M.B.

Mig Welding, Stick Welding, Fabricating Tips and Techniques - If You Want To Weld, Weld Like You Mean It!

Serious Question: Need Info on Car Tilter

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Old 09-29-2014, 03:59 AM
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Finger saving method of fitting tight boots on axle shafts

(A special tool to chuck away when you are done - don't fill up your life with crap!)









Not 100% necessary but for people with weaker hands or perhaps rheumatism not such a bad way to do it. I see no point in being butch and macho about it and ripping your finger nails out on stubborn bits of rubber! But you might want to try some KJ jelly first...

W201 annular axle re-boot – much easier than W123 homokinetic axles!
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:03 AM
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This almost doesn't qualify as a special tool. But it allows you to spin and check the breaking torque on differential side gears that have annular axles fitted - so from say late W123 and W201 times







The W201 differential refresh thread

And that's something else to throw away when you are done. Honestly folks don't keep junk like this in your life - it isn't healthy!
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:32 PM
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Since I didn`t have a 27mm, I used a 1 1/16in. Cut out the width on the pipe.

One side has to be ground down to clear the injection Pump. wrench is
8 inches long.

Use a 7/8 open end on the cooler as a back up to take the stress off the cooler incase the nut is corroded on.

cooler is aluminium with steel oil cooler line nut.

Use Anti-seiz on the threads when replacing the lines.

There is a fix from MB called "Screwed Nipples" (for real) if the oil cooler threads get stripped.

Charlie
I'm about to have this made, will report how well it worked once I use it.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:04 PM
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Spreading device 126 589 00 31 00

...and measuring instrument 126 589 08 21 00. These are for working on late W123 and W201 differentials (at least), those without lateral bearing caps. They apply and measure horizontal stretch to the differential housing to allow the large c-clips at the sides to be removed and installed correctly. These are my reverse-engineered plans for tools of equivalent function. A welder is definitely required, and I used a metal lathe. A drill press will work as long as one can find a properly-sized piece of round stock to press on the differential. The only really critical dimensions are the location of the screw and the location of the holes for bolting the tool onto the differential case.

The measuring tool is also useful for earlier differentials with lateral bearing caps.

Construction of the tools is described in my car's build thread.
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:24 AM
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...and measuring instrument 126 589 08 21 00. These are for working on late W123 and W201 differentials (at least), those without lateral bearing caps. They apply and measure horizontal stretch to the differential housing to allow the large c-clips at the sides to be removed and installed correctly. These are my reverse-engineered plans for tools of equivalent function. A welder is definitely required, and I used a metal lathe. A drill press will work as long as one can find a properly-sized piece of round stock to press on the differential. The only really critical dimensions are the location of the screw and the location of the holes for bolting the tool onto the differential case.

The measuring tool is also useful for earlier differentials with lateral bearing caps.

Construction of the tools is described in my car's build thread.
That's a pretty impressive replication of the special tool - I bet it was a lot cheaper to make than to buy. It must have taken quite some time to build though.

I had to resort to very careful use of this =>



To do a similar job

The W201 differential refresh thread
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:51 PM
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Another differential tool / gearbox tool

How to hold a yoke still =>

Semi circle cut into a big thick gate hinge

Drill hole(s) for attachment to yoke

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Old 08-02-2015, 03:57 PM
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Top quality ...

...high end precision door window mirror installation tool





This helps you from cracking the mirror on the flimsy plastic backing as you shove it into the ball socket
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:42 PM
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The mad (tw)hatter

I think I picked this tip up on the metal meet forum (I can't remember the guy's name so I can't take credit for it - I can take credit for the wonderful art work however!)

It has turned out to be quite useful for metal shaping recently.

It is just a lump of tropical hardwood I saved from an old window frame shaped into a bat with a handle. A leather belt has been stretched round the nose to provide a bit of cushioning.



The point of this bat is to help with (very) rough sheet metal formation. The addition of the leather belt helps to iron out your mistakes and poorly aimed blows!
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:54 PM
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Modifications to cheapo bench top sand blasting cabinet

If you have ever bought one of these cheap sand blasting cabinets the chances are you have probably wanted to drop kick the bloody thing into oncoming traffic...



The biggest problem I have with them is that (because you can't see a thing inside them) the sand ends up sitting elsewhere in the cabinet and the pick up tube just sucks air through it.

Exaggerated picture of the problem =>



I have tried filling the cabinet up with more sand but even that doesn't seem to work.

To make it more useful (before deciding to build a decent sized cabinet) I made a simple funnel modification to the base.













I built some legs too



Even painted the bits!



Punching holes for rivets



Had to make a former for "shape adjustments" (!)



Bashed it a bit



Much better now



Sand now falls into a deeper funnel which means the pick up tube doesn't run dry

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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:04 PM
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Not really a special tool but...

...you can't beat a movable work chest / table!

Being a bit taller than the average chap (and getting a bit older than the average chap too) I'm fed up with having to stoop down when I'm welding smaller parts or cutting metal. So I built this=>

It is based round a cheap tool storage solution I picked up a few years back - a cabinet with plastic tray / drawers.



Loads of storage for crap!



Blokes like me need space for crap - you never know when you are going to need it and if you can find a way of categorising it (even loose categorisations are a start) the chances of finding the suitable crap you are looking for at any given moment in time increases! Finding the crap you know you have somewhere stops the need to go off to the shop to buy yet more crap that you'll probably misplace somewhere...



Anyway there you have it a nice - custom height - work bench on wheels that is ideal for cutting sheet metal and storing crap. What more could a chap want?

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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

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