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wythors
Gearhead

Posts: 2590
From: The cold, gray Pacific Northwest
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 08-22-2001 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wythors   Click Here to Email wythors     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What special or cool tools do you have just for working on your Ford?

I have, for working on my headers, a 3/8 half-moon wrench, an 3/8 off-set head wrench and a deep 12-point 3/8 socket. They make r&r'ing the headers sooo much easier.

I have a radiator fill funnell that works astoundingly well.

I have a door panel removal tool that I got from Matco the does a great job of removing fuel or vacuum lines without stretching or damaging them.

I've got a 4-piece prybar set that I bought at a swap meet last year for $8.00. One of the best dollar for dollar investments I've ever made in a tool.

But the most indespensible tools in my box are a three-fingered grabber and a magnetic extension. Nothing worse than dropping a bolt, nut or washer and not being able to reach it.

Anybody else?

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Dave

1993 5.0 LX convertible.
Part-time driver of one badass black 96 Cobra.
MCA Member #47838
M&M Member #666
Life is GOOD!

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68F100
Gearhead

Posts: 1237
From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
Registered: Oct 99

posted 08-22-2001 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hehe...duct tape, bailing wire, lots of extra oil, tranny fluid, and brake fluid . I think the EPA is building a good case against me. I know these aren't "specialty" tools, but I only drive Fords, so I only use them on Fords

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speedy
Gearhead

Posts: 135
From: Parkersburg WV
Registered: Nov 99

posted 08-26-2001 03:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for speedy   Click Here to Email speedy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
everthing in my tool box is for a Ford!

Probably the coolest thing is my infared temp.gauge for checking exhaust temp.,intake and tire temp.

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ccode67
Gearhead

Posts: 601
From: douglasville,ga,usa
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 08-27-2001 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 1/2 inch wrench zizz wheeled to about 4 inches long to get at thermostat housing bolts on a f150 with a/c, nothing else would work, believe me I tried.

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Stuart MCA #48902
67 stang 5 speed
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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wythors
Gearhead

Posts: 2590
From: The cold, gray Pacific Northwest
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 08-28-2001 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wythors   Click Here to Email wythors     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ccode67:
A 1/2 inch wrench zizz wheeled to about 4 inches long to get at thermostat housing bolts on a f150 with a/c, nothing else would work, believe me I tried.


Been there. Done that.

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stang106
Gearhead

Posts: 243
From: Port Alberni B.C. Canada
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 08-28-2001 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I was at the racetrack I used a piece of haywire to hold my choke open and the tech inspector made me wrap duct tape on my brake pedal. Redgreen would be proud!
Dave

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'70 ragtop Stang,
very worn 302, ET 16.090
Keep your stick on the ice!

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AKBOSSMAN
Gearhead

Posts: 2222
From: WASILLA , AK USA M&M #743 MCA #40857
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 09-05-2001 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a "Mustang" stamped socket that was my dads. He was a Ford tech for 33 years. I don't think it was a Ford tool . Must have been the brand.
I really miss my dad!

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WAYNE CURTIS
70 GRABBER GREEN BOSS 302
01 Focus ZX3
03 Boss 281 (waiting on order form)
92 SHELBY 4X4 (K-9 IDITAROD LEAD DOG)
www.iditarodtrail.com
"If your under control then your not going fast enough" Parnelli Jones

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dominik
Journeyman

Posts: 3
From: Germany
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 09-07-2001 06:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dominik   Click Here to Email dominik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
speedy,
i got the temp reading infrared lamp as well - my girl's present for christmas!

but the coolest tool in my box is that magnetic tray to hold my bolts.

dominik

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dominik
Journeyman

Posts: 3
From: Germany
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 09-07-2001 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dominik   Click Here to Email dominik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh,
here is one more (my second post ...):

to slide in manual transmissions easier to the bellhousing I use studs to hold / align the trans.

i cut off the heads of two 1/2" bolts slotted them for scewdriver use and bolt them into the bellhousing.

dominik

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