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Homemade 911 tools

Show me the contraptions you've come up with for working on your 911

I made a pair of pullers for the front inner & outer bearing races. I welded up some old junk wrenches & some threaded rod. Took me about 30 mins to make. They aint pretty, but they worked like a charm.

They have *just* enough clearance that you can angle them in sideways behind the bearing race, and then pull it tight. the booger welds near the edges keep it from sliding off on either side:


You can kind of see how they are made to catch the very inner edge of the race:


The bit of coathanger was welded on because it makes it easier to get the puller in position under the race, and get the nut etc all in position and tightened

A sacrificial wrench was used for something to tighten the bolt against:


And this is what it looks like in use, on the hub:


and a similar puller for the inners:


Anyway, show me the tools YOU'VE made
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:39 PM
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Rear Spring plate height adjustment tool

Open ended 35mm spanner, which has been grounded down on top, bottom and sides to adjust rear spring plates for height.






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External Thermostat Wrench

I made this to tighten the oil line to the rear passenger side wheel well external thermostat. It only turns one tooth at a time but fits in there with a good secure fit on the fitting and clearing the rocker sheetmetal. Should fit the other oil line nuts as well.


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Now this is a great thread.
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wow - I want to see more. I have to go look I know I made something.
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I made a gizmo from plumbing parts to install certain seals - I need to find it so I can post photos.

Worked fine.
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I made a piston pin puller using a long bolts, some nylon bushings from lowers, And a nut to tighten. Use small diameter against the pin, and large diameter against the piston, tighten the bolt and draw the pin out without any stress on any parts.
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Very cool.
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I made a cam holding tool to torque the retaining bolt while holding cam still.

It broke and my cheap ass bought the right tool.
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I had to "make" one today as a matter of fact. The cheaper of the two 12mm triple-square sockets sold by our host is too long for it and a socket wrench or breaker bar to fit in the housing of a P201 engine yoke. So I punched out the roll pin with a drift. Then I shortened it with a high precision CNC lathe.. actually I held onto it with vise grips and just kind of eyeballed it as I cut it with a hand held angle grinder. Then I tried drilling a new hole in it so that I could re-insert the roll pin. No dice.. the bit wouldn't even scratch the thing, it must be really hard. I am contemplating trying to anneal that end of it so I can drill a hole for the roll pin, but I haven't done it yet as I am a little nervous that it might soften the business end of the thing. So in the meantime I resorted to some super tensile carbon based adhesive material (masking tape) to hold the bit in the socket. Worked like a charm.



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Sub'd. - as Norm said
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For putting those pit vipers of springs back in early window regulators and seat hinges. Needs to be a bit more horizontal than in the last photo, but it's difficult to hold and shoot at the same time! Bit of carpet or similar under the spring to stop it going all the way on until you have the other end latched, then remove the carpet and tap the spring home. Works better than it sounds!



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MTemp - Very Cool

That repair is in my near future. Any hints or tips or links you can recommend?
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I just finished making this blue thing today. Does that count?

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Wayner... any more pics? Was thinking about making something like that... my SC sat right in the middle of the garage for 3 weeks while I waited for parts. Would have been great to be able to roll it to the side. How does it mount to the car?

I'd like to contraptioneer one that works for both the SC and the C4
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Wayner... any more pics? Was thinking about making something like that... my SC sat right in the middle of the garage for 3 weeks while I waited for parts. Would have been great to be able to roll it to the side. How does it mount to the car?

I'd like to contraptioneer one that works for both the SC and the C4
Here you go:
help designing shop stand for 911
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MTemp - Very Cool

That repair is in my near future. Any hints or tips or links you can recommend?
See page 10 of my DDK restoration thread. Should give you enough to go on!
It's a 2 man job so get an assistant to knock the end of the spring onto the tang in the hinge while you hold the tension with the bar.

If I was building it again I'd place the pivot closer to the middle of the bar and so make it easier to keep it horizontal and latched while keeping the area around the spring clear of your hands so your assistant can see what they're doing!

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Sort of a tool. I used a hose clamp to compress the omega spring when doing a clutch job or for replacing the cable.




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