Category: Tools & Garage

3D Printer Ramblings

Well that isn't a Miata part...

A rambling stream of consciousness about some sort of 3D printer junk and some wheel center caps for Stormy.


Cheap Tools

Who let the Uglydolls go to HF by themselves?

An entire blog post about the cheaper, less blingy tools that make every job possible. It’s totally not just an excuse for me to play with my toys. Really.


Return of the Screwdrivers

More Vessel drivers

My last shipment of Vessel tools for my personal toolbox. Some strange and awesome tools lurk in this blog post. And a few Transformers are hiding in here as well!


The Japanese Phillips: JIS Screwdrivers

Ready to drive some screws.

There are tiny differences between Japanese Industrial Standard drivers and Phillips drivers. A must-read for fellow fastener geeks.


Tool Review: Parts Shop Max Fender Roller

Parts Shop Max fender rolling tool

Need to roll your fender lips to fit some wider tires? Found a cool “JDM” fender roller on the intartoobz and wonder how it works? Check inside. I’m not holding anything back with this review.


Tool Review – Coolant Pressure Tester

Mityvac MV4560 Coolant Test Kit

While I continue to wait for all the parts I need to complete some upgrades while I have Sharka’s head off, I thought I’d do a quick review of the tool that made it all possible. This is the Mityvac MV4560 “Cooling System Pressure Test Kit.” And it’s a beauty.


Tool Review: Spill-Free Funnel

The Napa Spill-free Funnel. The radiator burping master.

Got bubbles in your coolant system? You need this. This awesomely-huge funnel is designed to help you burp your radiator without fluid overflowing everywhere.


Mega Jack Stand Review 2 – Craftsman, MVP, and ESCO

Sharka surrounded by an army of jack stands.

Part 2 of the MEGA Jack Stand Review. In here: Craftsman high lift 3 ton and the old welded stick style of 2 ton lift that used to be so popular. Also, the cliff notes for the whole review.


Mega Jack Stand Review 1 – ESCO, Harbor Freight, and Torin

Sharka surrounded by an army of jack stands.

Part one of the Mega Jack Stand Review. In this episode: the Harbor Freight 3 ton stands, the Torin 3 ton aluminum stands, and the ESCO 3 ton tripod stands.


Air Compressor Drain Valve Mod

Failed and rusty drain valve.

700 words on replacing a broken air compressor drain valve with a totally awesome ball valve. Because what’s better than spending $30 to fix a $3 broken part? Not much, my friends, not much.

Except for doing all of this with the help of a small robotic scorpion.


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