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mockingbird812
12-05-2014, 04:47 PM
My &quot;favorite tool&quot; back in AZ was, without a doubt, my Rotary 2-post lift. I spent too many hours on my back on either too hot or too cold concrete to count. I will miss the lift in OH. I will see if I can squeeze a 4 post lift into my &quot;new&quot; 9 foot high shop. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/dunno.gif

68l30
12-05-2014, 10:27 PM
A lift would rank right up ther for me too.....someday!

Mine is a group of tools rather than one. When I was young (5?) my grandfather gave me his tools when he retired and moved to Fla. He had three sons and five grandsons at the time, I was the youngest. Now, I'm not talking a small box of tools here. I scored the whole enchilada, Cornwell chest and loaded with Snap-on/ Bluepoint tools. He was a dealer mechanic for most of his life. These tools made him a living and he passed on a way of life for me. It took years to figure out why some of the tools were &quot;modified&quot; , but working on Chevrolets I eventually figured out why. I've had this box for over 40 years, and almost every tool is still in the drawer he placed them in. I still have a hard time mixing them up, guess that's why he gave them to me.


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mockingbird812
12-05-2014, 11:09 PM
<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif good stuff, Big. I have a bunch of my Grandpa's tools too. Just love the way they feel in my hand!

Canuck
12-05-2014, 11:27 PM
I agree with Sam on the lift, mine is a Hoffman twin post. I have had it for 16 years and it has made life so easy in working and maintaining cars. next in line has to be the media blast cabinet.

earntaz
12-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Smoke wrench -- LOL If it were not for some &quot;heat&quot; at times, old pieces would not come apart!!

Mr70
12-06-2014, 04:34 PM
This one.

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ds1
12-09-2014, 09:43 PM
No doubt it is the welder. Team that with a good air compressor and your world is wide open. I have a Hobart 180 mig. My compressor is a Craftsman 80 gallon tank.

RPOLS3
12-09-2014, 09:59 PM
My favorite is a pretty simple tool........the Snap-On ratcheting screwdriver - the one that stores the bits in the handle. Bought one when I was 16 years old working in a Corvette restoration shop and still love it almost 30 years later.

earntaz
12-10-2014, 12:40 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RPOLS3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My favorite is a pretty simple tool........the Snap-On ratcheting screwdriver - the one that stores the bits in the handle. Bought one when I was 16 years old working in a Corvette restoration shop and still love it almost 30 years later.</div></div>

Yep -- I have one of those ... its been rebuilt three times and works great!

Zman1969
12-10-2014, 02:05 PM
OK I love my 2 post Worth lift - too old to lay on concrete, the stuff just gets harder year after year but my favorite tool is my 18v Milwaukee impacts(have 2 1 light and one heavy duty) no air compressor noise, no getting the air hose - love it!! also the drill and sawzall <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/wink.gif

firstgenaddict
12-10-2014, 05:47 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ds1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No doubt it is the welder. Team that with a good air compressor and your world is wide open. I have a Hobart 180 mig. My compressor is a Craftsman 80 gallon tank. </div></div>

YES on the welder and compressor in the south the humidity is crazy so I love the chiller I made for mine using an old small dorm refrig (2 ft 2 ft) and a coil of heavy copper tubing spooled inside, after having cool dry air, it's one thing I can't live without.

mockingbird812
12-10-2014, 06:24 PM
Holy Cow Rick - that grinder is NUTS! I want one!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/shocked.gif <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

mockingbird812
02-18-2015, 05:01 PM
<span style="font-size: 14pt">Been collecting some unusual Mallory dizzies for a while and had a fellow in AZ that would curve them for me. Being here in OH now gave me an excuse to get the dizzy machine myself!

Found this 20 mins from my hometown of Canfield and picked it up in a blizzard last weekend. Build date of my 504 is 2nd Quarter 1969... just in time to dial in my 06A built '69 Chevelle!
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P.S. am looking for the rolling cabinet that this 504 sits on (see my &quot;Parts Wanted&quot; in our classified section).

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/02/full-1691-21520-504.jpg

chevyman0429
02-18-2015, 05:20 PM
Wow Sam that's awesome! Love to see this vintage equipment still serving its purpose

SS427
02-18-2015, 06:42 PM
Nice find! I found mine last year as well and love it.

mockingbird812
02-18-2015, 06:58 PM
<span style="font-size: 14pt">These pieces of gear are built like <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">tanks</span></span>. Tach and vacuum pump are good to go - I have to check out the timing light, dwell, and condenser tester yet. Very rebuildable and all of the parts are available. You can change out some of the capacitors, diodes, and the tube to make the machine more reliable/accurate.</span>

68l30
02-18-2015, 08:25 PM
Great find! Love these old garage tools... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif


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Xplantdad
02-18-2015, 08:47 PM
Cool stuff Sam!

m22mike
02-19-2015, 05:39 PM
Niiiiiiiice, Sam... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Jack_Tar
03-14-2015, 04:19 PM
My most handy tool was, until a former employee lost it, my 3/8 drive Snap-On cordless impact.

My favorite tool(s) to use are Pawpaw's old tools. As Sam said earlier, they feel better in your hand and they always seem to feel warmer that my newer stuff.