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Old 07-11-2020, 03:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Spreader for the spring-loaded ring clip that held the rubber gasket to the door assembly of my washing machine. Getting that thing off was not too bad, getting it back on needed... this thing. Janky as heck and slow to use (alternately backing one nut off a half turn, then the other one), but saved me from having to order and wait for the special tool from LG.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I made another janky tool and posted it, then remembered this thread. Here it is:
https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...tml#post627786
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Old 05-25-2021, 03:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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janky flashlight / headlight

The 6-volt generator in my '64 VW threw its windings near Palmdale, California, on the way to Edward's Air Force Base on an early Monday, after departing the San Fernando Valley.
If I didn't make work on time I'd be technically AWOL.
I duct-taped my flashlight to the driver's side front fender, made it through Lancaster to Rosamond, past the remains of the Happy Bottom Riding Club, and the 18-miles out to the base.
If the California Highway Patrol was aware of my plight, they kept their distance. I'm eternally grateful.
Oddly enough, the flashlight put out as many lumens that pitiful 6-V system.
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:42 PM   #24 (permalink)
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As my cars oil filler cap is below an X-shaped chassis reinforcement, I made myself a funnel + hose combination that fits just right.
It's hard to fill in oil even with a normal funnel in these cars, without one it's impossible without spilling a lot.

Also cut off a cheap toilet brush and stuck it into my cordless drill to clean carpets in my car.
It's quite effective at getting out sand or other simmilar particles.
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:44 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The 6-volt generator in my '64 VW threw its windings near Palmdale, California, on the way to Edward's Air Force Base on an early Monday, after departing the San Fernando Valley.
If I didn't make work on time I'd be technically AWOL.
I duct-taped my flashlight to the driver's side front fender, made it through Lancaster to Rosamond, past the remains of the Happy Bottom Riding Club, and the 18-miles out to the base.
If the California Highway Patrol was aware of my plight, they kept their distance. I'm eternally grateful.
Oddly enough, the flashlight put out as many lumens that pitiful 6-V system.
Had a simmilar issue with my Simson once.
The contacts for the rear light where corroded and I didn't have a screwdriver with me.
Stuck on a bicycle rear light and rode it to the next gas station where I was able to fix it.
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I made a window crank clip remover out of something I found on the ground at a junkyard. Worked so well that I still have it in my tool box!
Ive been using this for over forty years...

Works like a charm... 😉





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Worked so well that I still have it in my tool box!
What does?

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