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During assembly, put a light coat of lip balm on gaskets that might need to be reused in the future (carburetor, intake, etc). The gasket will be less likely to stick to the mating surfaces on the next disassembly.

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When pouring fluids out of cans, lay a pencil across the top pointing at your intended target. The fluid will travel down the pencil and the pour will be more controllable.

 

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Use aluminum foil when masking areas for painting. Foil can be crumpled around odd-shaped parts, gas lines, axles, etc. and hold itself without the need for tape.

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Use the tip of a large soldering iron to apply localized heat when removing a screw that has permanent threadlocker on the threads. The iron will not scorch or warp the neighboring paint and sheet metal like a torch.

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Someone who thinks outside the box, and can see the individual trees in the forest!  Good tips.

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Heat-shrink your ratchet handles to keep from accidentally marring that fresh restoration .

 

Smear white enamel across the markings on your sockets and then wipe away .

The paint will stay in the size stampings making them a snap to see .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tie an old sock around your wrist when doing overhead fluid changes. It will keep the fluid from running down your forearm. 

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Thought of another one, when trying to remove a stubborn race apply a small bead of weld directly to the race. Maybe a quarter of the way around. As the weld cools it will shrink the race and it will pop right out !! I remember the first time I saw this done I thought, now there's something I'll never forget!!

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