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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2015, 06:40:00 PM »
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So, I guess my sister knows a little something, about something, after all.

Geez Tim, might be worth sending her home with one of those ol' Carter's that been giving you fits.

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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2015, 11:07:26 AM »
I just rebuilt the rear spring pack on the Model A, and I used this between the leaves when I put it back together.

I haven't driven it yet but the graphite makes it slick to the touch...and it'll dry  almost immediately...

So if you ever rebuild your spring packs....



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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2016, 11:18:18 PM »
Now here is another fun tool...I borrowed this one from a neighbor.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Micro-CA25-Inspection-Camera-40043/203258908

I think I'd buy one that had picture taking capabilities...

The pic is of the inside of my radiator on the model A..though it looks a little like the Titanic....but you can see that several tubes are blocked.....
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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2016, 10:41:07 PM »
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Now here is another fun tool...I borrowed this one from a neighbor.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Micro-CA25-Inspection-Camera-40043/203258908

I think I'd buy one that had picture taking capabilities...

The pic is of the inside of my radiator on the model A..though it looks a little like the Titanic....but you can see that several tubes are blocked.....

That is a pretty handy tool!! little bit of surgery on the Jeep. Well found and thanks for sharing

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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2019, 10:27:30 PM »
Thank you, just what I need

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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #50 on: August 03, 2019, 10:04:24 AM »
Thanks Randy, my wife has a similar device she uses in her veterinary practice, don't think she'll let me shove it into the radiator tho..
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« Last Edit: August 03, 2019, 10:47:01 AM by 1955CJ-5 »
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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2019, 05:55:44 PM »

Hub puller. Found on e-bay for $25.  This is one of the old OTC tools, not the cheap China knockoffs!
I'll also include the HF scissor lift that the jeep is sitting on, money well spent.
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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2020, 10:11:48 PM »
Wouldn't a lift be nice!

Anyone use or recommend, pro or con, a transmission jack or maybe a transmission cradle that fits your floor jack?

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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #54 on: October 08, 2020, 08:37:22 AM »
I purchased this version from Harbor Freight.  I don't use it much, but having it around has been quite helpful.

https://www.harborfreight.com/800-lbs-low-lift-transmission-jack-60234.html?_br_psugg_q=transmission+jack
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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #55 on: October 08, 2020, 11:16:08 AM »
On transmission jacks, what I've read on the 2A Forum is fabricated adapters for the T90 so you can bolt it on and have it secure when pulling or installing - since the gear boxes are off-centered and unbalanced.

One member made an adapter and shared the drawings with me.  Heavy on fabrication.  Another guy just used a spare transmission mount and only had to use spacers to attach to the jack:

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/transmission-jack-adapter_topic47617.html?KW=transmission+adapter+jack

Imbedded in the thread is a link to buy just the plate so you can have the adapter for your jack.

I think if I ever need to have a jack I'll use the transmission plate.  Just seems simpler.

FWIW, all state you need to have the jeep up on jacks to give clearance for the jack/drivetrain to clear under the frame rail.
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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #56 on: October 08, 2020, 08:40:53 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.

Wish I had the space to store a dedicated tranny jack.

The plate idea is good.

My jack has a rubber surfaced pad that is held on with bolts. I could probably remove the rubber, add a wooden base and then add supports as needed.

I would think the tranny/tc will be a little unstable perched on top of a jack.
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Re: Useful tools.....
« Reply #57 on: October 09, 2020, 09:24:04 AM »
I would think the tranny/tc will be a little unstable perched on top of a jack.

I have the transmission jack adapter for my 2-1/4 ton HF jack.  I have pulled and re-installed complete transfercase/transmission combos out of my Nissan (looks like the Saturn V rocket as it is massively long).  Never had an issue with it wanting to tip over while it was properly secured to the jack.

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