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Old 01-13-2013, 01:57 AM
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I ground down a 14mm crescent wrench so that the bearing keepers for my rear hub which is threaded and has two flats I could turn it back against the thin nuts that are next to them. Its an older hub, there are no races.

For both sides I can do this and now I have just the right amount of end play and it will not change when I torque the nuts to hold the axle in the drip outs.

That metal did take time on the angle grinder, but it is really an invaluable tool now.

Also finally got to starting on my turn buckle design for dual drop out tensioning for my vee-belt rear wheel pulley drive on my 3hp 40:1 ratio Briggs bike. It will be a dirt bike and also get the fish cover for art vehicle parade speeding below 5mph.

When this belt tensioner is done, I have just one more of the three I have on the bike with the twin stacked jack shafts. The last one is using an flat idler pulley which is on order. I'll make it slotted like the one between the upper and lower jack shafts or maybe have a spring loaded idler on the back of the vee-belt.

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:59 AM
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Hey MT,that tool you made is called a cone wrench I believe.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:59 AM
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Hey MT,that tool you made is called a cone wrench I believe.

Ineed it is dgizzle...but they aren't cheap and I like his idea...definitely an invaluable tool...
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:08 AM
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According to the thicknesses mentioned on Sheldon Browns website, for a cheap wrench 0.28" and a cone wrench 0.08" the difference is 0.2 inches, which I ground into dust. In a search it seems there everywhere, but in local stores.

http://sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/conewrenches.html

The turn buckle I will add more length to one side of the threaded 3/8 rod with the hook. I have a low profile coupler nut with two extra nuts and lock washers to attach it. This will make it clear obstructions and I will not have to temporarily remove the banana seat bars at the drop outs.

Dumb luck I took the right hand threaded side of the coupler which is what I wanted. I have to still put finishing touches on the tensioner.

FYI, I was in a OSH store recently and all the bags of a particular size of left hand nuts were actually just right hand nuts. The store help was going to leave them there even after he tried them also. I for the Heeel of it just brought them to the manager on the way out.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:59 AM
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Ineed it is dgizzle...but they aren't cheap and I like his idea...definitely an invaluable tool...
I just took a couple wrenches,(cause there are a couple sizes,) and ground them thin a long time ago. My only problem is finding them when I need them. I sometimes let my friends fix their bikes in my shop and they think they are "helping" by organizing my shop. My shop STAYS disorganized, but I know where everything is, untill someone try's to "help" me.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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I know there expensive but that's not a crescent wrench. Its an open ended wrench. Just so no one tries it with an actual crescent wrench.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:09 AM
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I know there expensive but that's not a crescent wrench. Its an open ended wrench. Just so no one tries it with an actual crescent wrench.
Thats right d gizzle, Even a cheap chinese open end wrench will grind down and work just fine. Why spend a lot of money when you can just make one.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:41 AM
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Sounds to me he used a crescent "brand "wrench and ground it down, I have seen the crescent brand wrenches at wal-mart.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:46 AM
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Sounds to me he used a crescent "brand "wrench and ground it down, I have seen the crescent brand wrenches at wal-mart.
Yup, thats what he did. He perhaps should have called it an open end wrench, but his pic says it all.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for the clarification Greg,wasn't sure my point was getting across. I try to buy only Craftsman tools. Gotta love that lifetime guarantee. I know the workers at Sears hate it.
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