In a message dated 9/3/2005 5:31:30 PM Central Standard Time,
> >Well, I was only kidding when I said that. Only a numbskull would
> >grind on anything more than a Harbor Frieght wrench.
> Well, today I spent an hour or so grinding on a 1" wrench obtained
> for $3 from a used tool store near my house, just so's I could swap
> the solenoid on my J-type OD. I guess I must jes't be a numbskull!
> (I did get the solenoid swapped! Yay! It's a tight fit 'twixt
> solenoid and frame. The wrench was not a Craftsman.)
Some folks treat tools as works of art. Others treat them as a starting
point. The same friend of mine sawed down the middle of the handle of a box
wrench so it would slip over the cap tube of the temperature gauge sense bulb.
Quite clever and will remove all but the most stubbern sensor nut.
I's say that for $3 and an hour of your time you have a special tool that
would cost $40 if you bought it. Of course if Joe A were to make them they'd
cost about $20.