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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by formby, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    my mechanic "friend" left for miami for 2 weeks and cant finish my tranny/oil leak work that he has been trying to finish for 4 MONTHS, so i have to finish it my self after long stress full days at the office. because my wife is going back to work and the altima is in dire need of a clutch and timing chain..

    OHH! whats this?

    my tool box is gone... WTF? (i keep the essentials in a box)

    well my garage was left open by my mom when i had my baby & i was not home...
    so my box was stolen and machanic is not available and i frankly dont want him around for now.
    What to do?
    yesterday i started calling around to all the shops i know and not one would do the job. one of them wanted 20hrs @$80, so i had to take it to a small local auto service place. that i would normaly not like to take

    ive had tires installed by them and he always has cars. he doesnt specialize in any one car but he is always busy and never heard one bad thing about them. its him another guy and his wife(office wrk) in a two bay shop.

    650.00 i should have it by thursday


    so i need new tools, cant buy the bike for another month but i should have my car in one pice and ready for tint and stealth alarm install.
     
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  2. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    damn dude... i'd be asking my mom for help replacing my tools
     
  3. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i dont trust my mom or sister with any of my stuff...
     
  4. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    she just went through the cancer thing so she is taking meds for that and her fibromyalgia and fell fell asleep and did not remember to shut the garage..
     
  5. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    you could try to get a loaner set from autozone?
    or go to homedepot or sears and buy a shit set for 20 bucks
     
  6. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    moral of the story, don't have kids. ;)

    j/k. tools are replaceable, don't get too mad at your mom, just put them on your christmas or birthday list.
     
  7. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    word.. its better to throw away $20-30 on cheap sockets than throw $650 to a mechanic
     
  8. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    do people in florida just not have tools?

    i mean, when my tools got stolen, i had 3 friends i could go to get anything i needed for my car.
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Hey, this place is in NJ, but they have online order forms and they ship pretty quick. Any tool you need, they have it and for a sweet price. I've bought tools from everyone, mac tools, snap-on, matco etc. I even get 50% off from all of them, but I still end up paying more with the 50% off than I would from these ppl straight up and the tools are pretty good. Try them out. Ive spent about 1200 there and I have about 6k worth of tools (equivalent to matco). Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    Harbor Freights are everywhere
     
  11. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Harbor Freight FTL. I've broke almost everything I bought from there. Now, I just go to Sears(Craftsman), Advance Auto(Ampro), or Northern Tools.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    husky from home depot ain't bad
    or stanley from walmart
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    husky = stanley. I'm a Husky guy, but a lot of my stuff was the old school Husquavarna stuff (Husky, get it?) Since Stanley bought them out, and I've sent a few tools in for replacement, I have the newer Stanley stuff. But Stanley is centered out of a distributor around the corner from me, so I go straight there for replacements.


    Look at tag sales this year. I get most of my stuff from tag sales. Also, ChrisM has managed to quadruple my tool collection in one foul swoop, which is why if a Nuke ever goes off, Chris is welcome in the Bunker.
     
  14. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i put a good beating on my Stanley sockets when taking off some wheel locks.. still intact
     
  15. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    the point is that the took my tq wrench and timing light & my mostly snap on stuff ive been buying here and there $300+

    also 650 to have the work done by thursday when i need the car by friday/sat and not have to worry about anything, is ok by me. it does feel weird to drop the car off at a placel, this is the first time.

    i went to the shop and they had the main seal replaced and the clutch on the typeR flywheel which only has 6 bolts for the PP and they did not know if they could install it like that.

    i could not stop by the dealer to buy MTF so i bought the penzoil syncmesh stuff for now.
    will this mess with the LSD at all?
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i always use 10w30 in hondas trans

    pennzoil should be alright but most people use the GM syncromesh with friction modifier
     
  17. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    well they finished the car a day early and every thing looks good. ill have to go back over everything

    new CC clutch 6puck sprung
    gsr tranny with quaife lsd new seals
    gator axles
    new main and rear seals


    DONE! at home waiting for me as i type this....

    i found a new shop for my major stuff
     
  18. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    I have to take trips to the states every year or so, and bring my craftsman tools that I've broken to get replaced. They will only replace them in a store, no mailing or phone calls. "We support the Troops" my ass.
     
  19. philyphreak2127

    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    harbor freight tools is an awesome place never had any problems with any tools I have bought from there. never broken any tool from there, yet I have broken craftsman sockets, and adapters.
     
  20. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    yeah, thats the only craftsman stuff ive ever broken.
     
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