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Sun Dec 23, 2018, 06:56 PM

How many of you owned or still own one?

Any brand and any model.








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Reply How many of you owned or still own one? (Original post)
Iron Condor Dec 23 OP
Butchie_T Dec 23 #1
fszwfnj Dec 23 #2
fools_gold Dec 23 #3
RCW2014 Dec 23 #4
quad489 Dec 23 #5
RATFINK_5.0 Dec 23 #9
D26-15 Dec 23 #6
freedumb2003 Dec 23 #7
foia Dec 23 #8
Gamle-ged Dec 23 #10
Iron Condor Dec 24 #12
Gunslinger201 Dec 24 #15
oldenuff35 Dec 23 #11
cologeek Dec 24 #13
Gunslinger201 Dec 24 #14
762Justice Dec 24 #16

Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 07:02 PM

1. wow, flashbacks

Nope, don't have one anymore.
I borrowed my dad's when I needed one, and that was not very often.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 07:03 PM

2. Of course. No DIYer got by without one.

Back when any normal human could work on a engine.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 07:09 PM

3. I used to

back when mere mortals could work on an engine. Now I have to get the manual out to figure out how to open the hood (which doesn't happen very often.) Nowadays when one of the nag lights come on in the instrument panel, I just take it to the dealer as ordered.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 07:11 PM

4. Got a couple still around here somewhere but I'd have to dig to find the make....

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 07:13 PM

5. Still got the Craftsman my grandfather gave me...



...back in the day when all Craftsman tools were proudly made in America. Then Sears started sourcing their stuff from overseas which led longtime loyal customers to start looking elsewhere.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 08:17 PM

9. About 2 years ago bought a Craftsman lawnmower w/ a Briggs & Stratton engine.

Bought it at Sears, simple pushmower, but had everything I needed to mow my 1/4 acre lot. Used it for 3 or 4 mowings, then ranover a rock, blew out the engine block.

Hole in engine block so large I can fit my whole hand through it. There went my faith in Craftsman.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 07:25 PM

6. I still have a couple of them.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 07:27 PM

7. Yep -- timing light. A must when you do your own tune up.

Heck, had a Datsun PL 620 with dual points. There was a slight warp in the distributor shaft so I went through points like mints.

When it started missing I would pull over and replace them on the side of the road -- gapped them with a dime.

Good times, good times.

(Many -- but not all -- Millennials are no doubt asking "Datsun? Points? Gap?")

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 08:08 PM

8. I have one that I borrowed from a friend about 15 years ago

and he's never asked for it back. Yes, he's still my friend and I see him all of the time. He's just never asked for it back and it's buried in my garage somewhere.

It can still serve a purpose though. I bring motorcycles back from the dead and although I don't need it for timing it can tell me if a spark plug is getting juice.

Back in the day I had my own.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 10:00 PM

10. Didn't have one of those for my VW Bug or my Karman Ghia, but I did have one of these...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 02:40 AM

12. Here's an improvised feeler gauge.






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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 05:46 AM

15. We still use them at work

not in mm though

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2018, 10:33 PM

11. I have one in my rollaway.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 03:21 AM

13. Wow, it's been a while for me.

I may still have one in a box somewhere, I last had a car that I could use it on back in 2001.

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 05:45 AM

14. Used to, Might be in the shed somewhere

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Response to Iron Condor (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2018, 01:30 PM

16. I still have one.

I still have a car that needs one to be tuned up too. (I don't drive it every day though)

Distributor wrenches, points brushes, carb synch gauges, whitworth wrenches, ball hones. Still all in my toolbox.

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