Homemade Tools/Equipment

joe-balls

Veteran Member
Dec 15, 2009
715
Cornwall, ON Canada
Hey guys, i looked but didnt see a thread for homemade tools anywhere so i thought i would start a thread. I was searching for a tool to take off valve springs and i came across a few good ideas and thought i would share.

If anyone else can post some pics of your inventions and ideas feel free, i would like to see them.

this here was used for engine pulling

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This is a handheld sheet metal brake

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This was built to convert engine stands for axles

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and this here is an engine tester

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i'm still looking around so if i find anything else i post em up

joe
 

BTTB71SS

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Lifetime Gold Member
May 10, 2006
4,797
Harris, MN
In this pic you can see the brackets I made to hold a differential on an engine stand and still use it for engines if i wanted too..

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dwright406

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Jul 26, 2004
3,843
Lake Jackson Tx
I've come up with all kinds of crap over the years.

Looking around the garage today, this is the only thing out in the open that's home made:

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Cut out of a piece of I beam, this thing has installed more engines than I care to remember.
 

Cardinal

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Lifetime Gold Member
Jun 22, 2003
8,366
Endicott, NY
IF the garage were cleaner (inlaws sold their house and I got hooked into storing all his wood working equipment in MY garage) I'd post pictures of the two engine stands, engine hoist, and various other tools I've built over the years.

I don't know about you guys and gals, but I LOVE making my own tools and fixtures. I have fixtures for making motor mounts and transmission crossmembers for S10s, and Adjust-A-Covers for small block Chevy hydraulic lifter valve covers, just to name a few things I've made over the years.

I also made piston stops out of old spark plugs, harmonic balancer puller out of a 1" piece of billet aluminum, cam degree kit made up from various parts that I accumulated along the way.
 

ozchevy

Veteran Member
Sep 6, 2007
113
Sydney Australia
I started making this Lathe as an Apprentice many years ago.
It's still not finished, and I'm still working on the power feeds gearbox.

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I've also made a 4' Panbrake Folder, Lathe Toolpost grinder, Rotating engine stand, Coil spring compressor, Air compressor 16 cfm, Engine lifter, and a heap of things that just don't come to mind at this moment.
 




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