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post #161 of 162 (permalink) Old 04-03-2016, 04:30 PM
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I just made an improvement to my engine stand...and its Ford related...Bronco even. Just got it done and will snap a photo when I go back to the garage. My 2nd hand engine stand was like most others I'm sure...held from turning with a bolt on top of the pivot. I changed that out to a TTB Hub/Spindle/Lockout assembly. I just got tired of fighting the old method and had the parts in the shop taking up space since I can't throw anything away. Now I can lock the motor or trans in multiple positions with a one turn of the lock out. I'm sure that I'll come up with ways I could have done it better now that its done. There is a shortened outer axle shaft welded to the back of the spindle that keeps the assembly from turning. Don't know why I didn't do this sooner.

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EDIT: I'm not sure what is up with Supermotors as I uploaded a bunch of photos and all I get are like these...

I've done it the same way for years, so I don't understand?

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2 spares?? Are you sure thats gonna be enough????
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post #162 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 10:23 PM
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homemade power brake bleeder

A bit of background first. Ive never liked dealing with the hydraulics of brake systems, I have a pretty bad history with them. First time I replaced brake shoes I opened the bleeder valve to compress the cylinders and let air in the system. I then went through several quarts of brake fluid trying to bleed them using the bottle of brake cleaner 1 person method. This didn't work, And I've yet to get it to work. Attempts at 2 person brake bleeding destroyed the master cylinder. I never got the new one bled correctly. Ended up taking it to a shop, where a brake fluid soaked rag caught on fire and nearly burned it to the ground. They did bleed my brakes though. In 2012 I spent some time at a GM dealership, where I experienced the joys of a power brake bleeder. Hook it up to the master cylinder and crack open the bleeder screws, no bullshit. Now I don't deal with brake hydraulics THAT often, so forking over the cash for a name brand power brake bleeder was out of the cards. So I made one with a universal adapter.
Its rather quite simple. The cheapest, smallest yard sprayer I could find holds the fluid, this part is unmodified except for the removal of the spray nozzle. The adapter is a flat piece of metal with a hole in the center and a 1/4" coupler welded to the top for a fitting. There are two eye bolts on either side with wingnuts. A chain runs from one, under the master cylinder, and up to the other. 2 layers of bicycle inner tube rubber with a hole in the center make up the seal. The wingnuts are used to tighten the adapter to the master cylinder. I can bleed all four corners by myself in no time, and flushing is a breeze.



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