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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 10:38 PM

You know that box of extra wrenches that you keep around for foreign made and orphan wrenches you acquire over the years. Every now and then you raid it to make a wrench to fit in that one spot no normal tool ever would. Well, tonight I saved myself 50 bucks for a reproduction part to do an easy, but important job on any tractor. The wrench is a 17 mm combination wrench made in India. The wing nut is a wing nut, and the 1/4" fender washer was handy to grab. The tractor is my 1973 Cub Cadet 108. Believe it or not, this set up works better than I ever expected, and looks nicer than any other battery tie down I have seen. :D

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 10:45 PM

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 11:10 PM

I have, from garage sale buys and gifts a box of those wrenches. i am currently (when time permits) working on a few projects for them. As I get them done I will post a few pictures. My shop time lately has been nil so they are on the back burner. Neat idea there wv ! Never thought about that but you now give me an idea for the cub when I get it running. Thanks                                                                                                                                                        Roger


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Posted July 07, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Just remember Roger, you heard it here first lol. That would be cool to see what you have in the works for your extra wrenches. I'm sure this thread could become a sticky of all different ideas for these old wrenches that we all have taking up valuable tractor space lol.
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Posted July 08, 2015 - 03:16 AM

Very clever and probably the best use for a cheapo wrench . I got a bucket of cheap tools and many times I heat and bend em and grind on em to fit one job , I'll take a look and see what I got and send it some pictures. 


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 04:57 AM

I've got an old tool box(with no handle) of screw drivers, another of wrenches, and big cans of cheap sockets. They are for making specialty tools and for use when having to be abusive of the tool. That was very clever.

 

Just yesterday I used one of the 1/4" drive sockets to pull the float valve seat out of a onepiece Flojet carb for my wife's 8hp Timberland tractor. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:41 AM

Neat hold down, Casey!


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 06:01 AM

Neat, shiny, cheap, and corrosion resistant.
Win-win-win-win.
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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:23 AM

You'll never have to worry about busting your knuckles with that one!


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 10:39 PM

Well, I finally drove the 108 with the steering repairs and carb adjustments, and it is now easy to drive, and the battery / wrench have yet to move. It's on a trailer to go to a local show tomorrow, so should be a good test.
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Effective........and quite cool. My compliments! :thumbs:


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 07:19 PM

Well, the verdict is in, and it is a true success.

After trailering the 108 across 12 miles of paved terrain and 1 mile of gravel terrain, the battery never budged.
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