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man guys I feel like an official wrencher now

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Dec 29, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    ok guys, I was using and air ratchet with an extention to loosen the head bolts by the spark plugs, and I had already done 2, and almost cut my knuckles really good.

    I'm sitting there thinking (as I'm loosening another bolt) that edge there was really sharp, and that I should be using a longer extention when the stupid thing gave, and I filet'd my fingers really really good! [​IMG][​IMG]
    anyway now that I've had a really good knuckle buster I'm feeling more official. [​IMG]

    p.s. I did get both the heads off... ready to start analyzing the block to see if it needs machined or not.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  2. 2Dogs

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    You blessed the project with blood - all will go well now!

    Dave

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  3. rocko

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    Yep.. you blessed your truck with your blood..
    It's the final bonding moment with your truck.. all will go well now..
    My wife had her first "blood" helping me install the lift kit the 89 blazer... My wife felt special when it happened..


    I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. www.rocko.rockcrawler.com
     
  4. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    oh I blessed the other k5 with my blood more then once during the engine rebuild, but this is the first time this k5 has been blessed with my blood [​IMG]... I blessed this one with much more of an abundance so it should really go smoothly [​IMG]! LOL


    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  5. 95 Silverado

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    I mechanic for a living and I won't own an air ratchet, just for that reason. A guy that works with me was putting a fan blade on an engine with one, it raked his knuckles across the radiator(ouch) and the metal fitting hit the radiator core and it leaked, then he had to pull the radiator to get it fixed.

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  6. 1bigk10

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    justthis morning while workin on my 68'pickup on a blazer frame i litteraly jacked my own jaw. My damn Hilift performed the infamous ratcheting handle trick and it smacke me right i the cheek left a pretty good mark on e a 1.5" gash abou an1/8" deep on my face. just an addition to the man battle scars that i have already gotten while being a wrencher. Thanx everyone for all your help. Happy weelin and dont forget to break something.



    1982 K10 Silverado. [​IMG] 327 SHPE powerplant SM465/205,15"custom lift 38.5"TSL/SWAMPERS 12boltrearD44 front,3.73 gears.
     
  7. k5ntexas

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    i was workin on carb thursday and the truck was on and it was on idle. i wasn't watchin and i accidently put my finger where the fan is. damn near cut half my fingernail off. it hurt for a second but thats it. my accident was just pure stupidity. oh well. thats me. lol. later.

    jacob

    what is that low rider doing under my k5?
    wow nice lil jap car. whats it good for?
     
  8. Twiz

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    Get a 3/8s gun!
    That stuff won't happen (as much) if you use a impact gun.

    The frst Air ratchet I had, had a lever type trigger. The first time I used it, I got my hand wedged between the ratchet/triger and frame of the truck. It wedged my hand in a way that held the lever "on" so with each impact "blow" it slammed my hand against the frame of the truck and I couldn't let go!

    I learned two lessons from that expiriance:
    1- Lever tiggers suck (traded that ratchet in for one with a button trigger)
    2- Extensions are your friends

    By the way, I -rearly- ever bust my knuckles much any-more. You get used to seeing knuckle busters comeing and figure out a better way.

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  9. solowookie

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    well one problem I have is the stupid compressor I'm using doesn't have a high enough CFM to run a gun. I'm usually pretty good about seeing knuckle busters, and figuring out a way to avoid them. (as in this is the first real knuckle buster I've had in all of my projects... I cut myself occasionally, but not my knuckles)

    however, for some reason this morning I was having a dumb seizure, and I put myself in a bad situation. the edge of those heads has a pretty sharp surface, and I cut the top of both those knuckles off... [​IMG] not to the bone, but pretty deep.

    it was my fault because I knew better, and should have taken a few minutes to alleviate the problem. when I went to the other side I took a breaker and a cheater, and just used it enough to get the first 1/4 turn so I could get the air ratchet on it easily to remove the bolts. (after I got them bandaged so I wouldn't drip blood all over the place)

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  10. 2Dogs

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    I think we need some pics :)

    Dave

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  11. solowookie

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    pic's, you want pic's??? I'd probably pass out taking them! [​IMG]

    kinda funny I was raised on a ranch, and used to have an iron stomach. well since I moved to NJ for a couple years and got away from it all I kinda have a hard time. [​IMG]

    to make a long story short, the next time I change bandages I'll get you some pic's if my stomach can handle it.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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  12. 2Dogs

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    Ima sik fukr!

    The only time I came near passing out from my own wounds was when I awoke from surgery and found twelve shiny staples and a drain tube in my hip. The clear plastic tube, about 3/8", had a safety clip in it to keep from slipping in..... Little wobbly from that one.

    Dave

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  13. solowookie

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    well mine was between my junior and senior year in HS. my mother and &amp; were in a head on at 55, and I had immediate plastic surgery...

    well my forehead was hamburger, my left eyelid as completely removed except a small amount of muscle and the underneath skin, and my nose was trashed.

    well when they took the bandages off my face was covered in that gauze that is medicated, and everything was scabbing on top of that. I wasn't prepared for as much damage as my face had, and I about lost my cookies there. combine the damage with the medicated gauze &amp; everything scabbing on top of it, and you kinda get the picture.

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    Coooooool!!! [​IMG]

    Bet you looked like FRANKENSTEIN after that!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Just kidding ya! [​IMG]



    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  15. solowookie

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.vtengineering.com/ck5/fingers.jpg>OK Dave here ya go...</a>

    my hands are HUGH!!! that means these injuries are larger then you probably imagine. these are very clean cuts, and go back in (parallel) much deeper then it looks. you can basically see the edges, and because they are clean cuts they have knitted together very well...

    these baby's hurt as bad or worse then any cut I've had. I probably should have gotten these sewn up, but who in the world gets stitches on theirs hands unless it is in the palm?

    <font color=blue> Jeff - may the force be with you</font color=blue>
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    Yummy. Cool. We should start a carnage page!

    That is the perfect spot - you will be busting the scab open for weeks. Like every time you put your hand in your pocket.

    LOL (for me, this time)

    Dave

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  17. solowookie

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    the carnaige page could be a what not to do page... [​IMG]

    don't worry I won't be putting my hands in my pockets cuz these things hurt to blasted bad! (man there must be a ton of nerve ending there - had much worse that didn't hurt a fourth as bad [​IMG])

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    You hit the nail on the head when you used a regular ratchet/breaker bar to break the bolts free then used the air ratchet. That is the way to do it. Puts less stress on the air ratchet and is much safer.Although sometimes if I'm hauling @ss I will bust out the impact if I wanna make time.

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    Another good weapon (aka tool) is the butterfly ratchet. Wonderful tool for a lot of situations...........

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
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    Our tranny guy uses one of those (3/8 gun, without the handle and uses a butter-fly trigger on the main body), he likes it alot. Seams kind of an odd animal to me tho'.

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    2- The piston travels from O to 60 MPH to 0 in just .005 of a sec. and in just 7 inches.
     

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