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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
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posted 02-21-2003 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont want ot buy one for $40-$55.And the stores in Reno now of them carry it for rent.Have any of you guys used one,or made one or what do you do.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-21-2003 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I swear I finally am going to buy one before I put my next balancer on, but up to now I've just tapped them on with wood and a mallet until I can catch the thread with an 1/8" then I pull it on with the bolt. The tool is a much better way to install them, though.

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NoBS
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posted 02-22-2003 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NoBS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Why not get a piece of all-thread, a couple of nuts, heavy washers and a deep well socket?

Of all the ballancers I've installed I have never needed more than smacking it on the crank with a hammer and piece of wood till the bolt would catch by quite a few threads. But then, I've never installed a new ballancer so my experiences may be different.

Now that I'm thinking about it, I probably won't be using a hammer again. Monday I'm snagging a piece of all-thread.

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69 Sportsroof
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From: Valley, Alabama, USA
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posted 02-22-2003 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Block of wood and a hammer then pull it on with the crank bolt like most everyone else. Push come to shove, buy the thing and take it back when you're done with it. It will probably have "made in japan" on it so you can tell them it wouldn't fit your domestic engine....

Dont forget the anti-seize compound.

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
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posted 02-23-2003 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 69 Sportsroof:
It will probably have "made in japan" on it so you can tell them it wouldn't fit your domestic engine....

Dont forget the anti-seize compound.


Now thats funny,

I dont the idea of beating on the crank like that.I might do the all tread or just buy the tool.Hey I could rent it out it would only take about 5-6years to get mine money back.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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Just Strokin
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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 02-24-2003 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get a 6-9" piece of 5/8" fine threaded all-thread, a nut, a thick washer (old balancer bolt washer), nut and a banded thrust bearing....

https://sdp-si.com/ss/gif/79005062.JPG

Probably cost, about 20 bucks or so in materials, aobut 50 bucks in time and gas to get all the items....

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Fastymz
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posted 02-24-2003 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kragen will rent me one for $6 a day.The kit looks ok,not great but it's better then nothing.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 02-24-2003 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Kragen will rent me one for $6 a day.

Autozone doesn't have one? I've never checked but they have just about every other 'one use a year' tool that they rent for free.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-24-2003 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 69 Sportsroof:
Autozone doesn't have one? I've never checked but they have just about every other 'one use a year' tool that they rent for free.

Both of the AutoZone stores in town don't carry the installer and can't get them.I got the puller from them,but that don't carry the installer.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

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Just Strokin
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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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posted 02-24-2003 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 3# crosspeen will work also...

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

The sounds of a brain dropping into gear.....
"Buzzzzzz.......Click"

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