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Got a new tool off of ebay

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    Brass huh? sounds interesting. wonder how they would hold up.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, they're handy for softer parts, non-marring, and easy enough to grind back into shape when you DO ding them up.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=37038

    I have those guys, and they've centered many a leaf spring bushing or whathaveyou.

    -- A
     
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    That is how I did my studs. It is a work out also:D

    Ira
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    My brass drift is an oil pan plug out of some Caterpillar. Damn handy.
     
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    I use mine all the time. If its not handy and I can just use my brass hammer I use it too. Good stuff, they wont screw up threads.
     
  7. 78Suburban

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    Yeah, I'm gonna try to find somewhere that sells a brass hammer cheap pretty soon.
     
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    Gotta keep a photographic record of everything (pic whoring)......I'm sure I'm gonna have lots of uses for these punches..

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    Smaller brass drifts and punches are very handy for some gunsmithing operations.
     
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    brass drifts are great, but the proper socket is not that much more and will speed up the removal and install process.
     
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    Proper socket for what? I'm gonna use the big brass drift to press my studs into my rotors...
     
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    Please tell me you dont tighten a nut on the studs to seat them against the hub:doah: .

    Ira
     
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    i just seat the stud in, and use the BFH,,,never failed me yet,,,:confused:

    removing was alittle different, but still able to do it without damaging any, using a steel punch.

    everybody relies entirely too much on "the correct tool" now days,,,,once you finger out how something can be removed safely, without damaging it, the redneck/backyard mechanic.white trash way,,,it all works out just fine :D
     
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    My brass drift is a circle of wet green wood about 2" thick that I put against whatever I don't want to hurt, then use the big freakin' hammer. Once my drift breaks, it makes excellent firewood!
     
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    brass drifts are extremely handy, I use them for everything from pushiong outs studs to tapping in/out bearing races or needle roller bearings (with the cases).
     
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    I use my brass hammer on everything its great! Best 20 bucks I have spent
     
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    I may get a brass hammer at some point too.. where did you buy yours?
     
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    I am talking about the hub socket. I drive my studs in with a brass drift, but the link shows a guy removing the nuts on the spindle with a screwdriver and not the right socket.
     
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