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Old 01-07-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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My tool box was getting way to full, so I bought a new add on senction.

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Been eying this up for some time now.
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The addition went on real easy.
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Added a lot more storage. No more piling things in the drawers.
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Got it all tucked back in where it belongs.


While getting that all set up, a friend calls me up. Dude, bumper to bumper is going out of business, everything is 5% over cost.

I picked up a few things
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Chris dropped his car off yesterday. He has a broken valve spring, This is his second one. Pushing the car in the snow was really hard.
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There'* the broken spring. Go figure, its the rear spring.
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One broken spring.
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He smashed his valve seal as well.

All done, what a pain working on the rear head of a W body. He'* all done and on his way.
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Why is Chris breaking springs Dan?

BTW - Nice addy to the tool aisle of your shop!
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Not sure yet. He was told 105s only last 3 years. I've not heard that before.
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Not sure yet. He was told 105s only last 3 years. I've not heard that before.
That'* news to me. What'* he running for a cam and lifters?
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Stock lifters and a XPhot cam. He'* going to pick up some LS6 springs. So I'll be changing them. Told him to pick up a set of valve seals.
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That drill sure would have been nice when I was up : ). Like the toolbox addition! Glad to see everything went well and he was able to drive it home. Not a good day for pushing.
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Sure would have. I even mentioned that when I was trying to get the drill up there.
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Yep, something about the wife wasn't getting the hint . Now you'll have to find a different tool to bug her about
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Made another trip to bumper to bumper, todays the last day. Picked up that last of the autolite 103, that'* all 9 that they had. Picked up a better oil filter wrench, I hate the one I had, it took 3 hands to use it. This one has a spring. And a real nice valve spring compressor. My other one is nice, but can be a bit of a pain.
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I like that valve spring compressor. I've been looking for a similiar one up around my neck of the woods and have not found one yet. I may have go on-line and hunt one down.
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