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    Everyone who knows me understands my obsession for properly installing seals. By always using an install tool and never just banging them in hoping not to damage them.
    I come by my OTAD (obsessive tool acquisition disorder) honestly though. You see I literally started mechanicing before I was old enough to walk.
    My dad would take me to the garage where he worked lay a furniture comforter on the floor and place me in the middle of it. For toys he would drop a few wrenches and small car parts on the blanket like a distributor or a carburetor for me to play with. I imagine that some huffy puffy woman from CPS would have a stroke to see someone treating an infant like that today.
    I didn't start learning to be a Blacksmith or welder until I was 11 and bought my first Lathe when I was 14
    Today in finishing up so work on my friend's Mack I had noticed the pinion shaft seal was beginning to seep a little so off comes the drive shaft and yolk so I could check the bearing for looseness then in goes a new seal and everything tightened up
    TO install the seal I needed yet another seal install tool to be added to the dozens I already have which none of them were the correct size
    As with many of these install tools I might only use them once or I might need to use them again and again Who knows.
    For this one again I took the simplistic approach by locating a short piece of pipe near to the correct size, squared the ends on the lathe, then split a piece of 4" exhaust pipe and removed about 1 1/4" from it, rolled it into a tighter cylinder and pressed it inside of the heavier pipe then turned the protruding end to the correct length and tack welded a plat to the opposite end. Simple quick and easy
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    Then just because I may need these tools again in a 100 years I sprayed a little paint on them to prevent them from being discarded as scrap iron After I forget what they were
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Pinion Shaft Seal Install Tool to our Transmission category,
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    "Then just because I may need these tools again in a 100 years I sprayed a little paint on them to prevent them from being discarded as scrap iron After I forget what they were "

    Hopefully with a label saying WHAT they are when you recognize that "I painted this so don't think it's scrap, but damned if I remember what it's for..."

    At home I have a large 8-inch spike I very carefully bent in a certain shape, so I know it's a tool i made but I cannot remember what it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    "Then just because I may need these tools again in a 100 years I sprayed a little paint on them to prevent them from being discarded as scrap iron After I forget what they were "

    Hopefully with a label saying WHAT they are when you recognize that "I painted this so don't think it's scrap, but damned if I remember what it's for..."

    At home I have a large 8-inch spike I very carefully bent in a certain shape, so I know it's a tool i made but I cannot remember what it does.
    Some of the more obscurely special tools if there is a reasonable wat to do so I will stamp the use onto them or often times the part number of what they are used on.
    But since part numbers change more frequently than a Politian's lies I usually don't bother with those
    I am currently out of a paint marker so that is one thing on my need to order list



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