If you've got that job, that just requires something that's not in your arsenal of weapons, and you're short on cash to buy it from that Snap on guy. The only alternative is to modify an existing tool to suit ones purpose. This little gem was used to get those pesky bosch type fuel injection plugs. The ones with the wire clips, they're such a pain. A couple swipes with the grinder and we have a special tool. Now it's used quite a bit on other odd jobs. Definitely worth the sacrifice.
This is what was before it went under the grinder.
This past weekend, I swung by California Speedway, in the always beautiful town of Fontana. Actually, I was invited by former neighbors/ Lemons teammates, Mark and Noemi. They were racing a piece of crap in the Chump Car series. But I think their real mission was to torture me, by watching them race, since I haven't my R compounds haven't had any contact with tarmac for quite some time.
Every now and then cars show up with something wrong, simply cause the previous person who worked on the car didn't read directions or had a dyslexic moment. Like reversed head gasket install, or crossing ignition wires. Maybe I'm just becoming a grumpy old man who doesn't like screwing with another person's screw up. But when it comes to the installation of cylinder head studs. Should be an open and shut case right? Maybe most engines yes. Fortunately, 4AG needs a wee bit more attention to detail when installing.
Finally completed the W58 install. I know as I get older, things tend to slow down, but that was ridiculous. 4 freaking weeks to do?! But then I've just being super lazy lately. It came down to finishing the hand made bracket. I should have been last weekend but was side tracked. So It ended being half done.