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Old 03-19-2017, 01:39 PM   #11141
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I don't have a problem with my gear wrenches. Except when you grid lock yourself on a bolt and have to cut it. Those go all the way to 1-1/4"?

I will say the head is a little on the fat side. Kobalt offsets with the selection switch fit a little better in tight places. Also more expensive...not snap on pricing though.

Welcome Heather! Sounds like you've got most of the basics covered. I wouldn't bother with the shorty headers, mostly because all you can get is BBK brand and they'll have some fitment headaches. Though if you're paying someone else to do it its not your problem.

You can also get some caliper paint for a lot cheaper than covers. YOu just need your basic brake changing tools and some masking material. Don't forget some suspension mods!
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:34 PM   #11142
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New tool day! I'm not a tool hound, just have what I need (which I'm sure is way more than most guys), but I've been wanting some ratchet wrenches. I don't buy Snap-On or MAC tools, because those darn things don't grow when planted. Ordered up a set of Gearwrench brand ratchet wrenches both metric and standard. All the way up to 1'1/4". Plus some screwdrivers. Next I need to add some impact sockets, but most of the time a regular socket will suffice.
I have Gearwrench and have been pleased with them. But I don't put them to the test the way some of you do. I have some Harbor Freight stuff that isn't bad, especially when you factor in the cost.

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Hi everyone! I'm from Guam and I'm new to this forum. I purchased a '16 3.7 fastback race red automatic mustang. My first ever mod I put in is a JLT CAI. I just ordered hooker blackheart axleback exhaust w/o mufflers & I am so stoked! I want to get some mid pipes later down the road since it's not a cat back, and for sure I need an SCT tuner for better performance. My car is definitely not a v8, but should I add in some shorty headers too? Also, I do want to lower my car, unsure which brand I should get and how low I want it. I'm just so excited working on this project! Cosmetically, I want to add a Rear Carbon Fiber spoiler, carbon fiber mirrors covers, quarter window louvers Carbon Fiber, yellow caliper covers, and black fuel door. Overall, I'm super excited and can't wait to have fun with my pony!


Greetings Heather, love the car. Keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:33 AM   #11143
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The go to at least 1 1/2 inch. I didn't know that either until I was shopping. I just don't use that one much, so I quit at inch and a quarter.

Edit: After wrenching my whole life, not every day, but most days at least a little, sometimes for 10-12 hours at a time. Working on tractors, trucks, all manner of material handling equipment, pick ups, cars, motorcycles, and everything else under the sun. How can someone justify Snap-On tools? A 71 piece set costs over $3000. And I'm not trying to pick on those guys. I am genuinely curious. I don't point fingers, if that's what a guy wants to buy, more power to him. I just don't get it. Kid that works for me says his brother has like $20k in tools. He's 22 years old. Friend of mine traded for a toolbox (snapon), the guy claimed to have over $80k in it.

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Old 03-20-2017, 03:06 PM   #11144
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Been trying my hand at Zinc Plating.. These are parts for the carb linkage. First picture is of some that have not been plated..second pic is of my plating tank.



And..the before and after pics...


And not being satisfied with the quality of the plating I just had to make it better...


And speaking of tools and tool boxes... Picked this up for under 500 at Harbor Freight. Roller drawers and drawer liners included..

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Old 03-29-2017, 02:26 PM   #11145
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Hey guys! I am currently working on my 2001 Ford Mustang (3.8L) and I am replacing the suspension system. I took out the lower ball joint the passenger side already but I am having trouble taking off this taper or whatever it is called as you can see on the photo. Any suggestions on how to remove it!! I will also have to do the driver side. Thanks!!
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:48 AM   #11146
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Hey guys! I am currently working on my 2001 Ford Mustang (3.8L) and I am replacing the suspension system. I took out the lower ball joint the passenger side already but I am having trouble taking off this taper or whatever it is called as you can see on the photo. Any suggestions on how to remove it!! I will also have to do the driver side. Thanks!!
You need a press kit. Kind of looks like you managed to split the ball joint.

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Old 03-30-2017, 06:50 AM   #11147
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Nice Dave, I didn't know that was something you could do at home in a bucket!
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:51 PM   #11148
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Nice Dave, I didn't know that was something you could do at home in a bucket!
Amazing aint it..lol

I did a lot of research before I started and if anyone is interested I can do a writeup on it.

A lot of car parts are zinc plated and because it is a sacrificial coating it comes off by design.
I will probably plate some things that weren't originally plated but you can always paint over it whatever you want to do.

http://www.southsandia.com/forum/web...ating.html#top

http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...Nuts-and-Bolts

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Old 04-12-2017, 12:39 PM   #11149
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At some point an engineer at Freightliner said, "Sure, we can put that behind the steering column."
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Old 04-14-2017, 08:52 AM   #11150
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Looks like my work, kinda make it fit.
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