All posts in category Cool Tools

1968 Drill press

Awesome drill press made right here in Pittsburgh chuck has no play at all. still runs like brand new. they don’t make them like this anymore. New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos

Portasol Butane Soldering Iron

New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos This is a must have tool for any anyone redoing their wiring bits and pieces on their vanagon. Includes a rework tip and heat shrink tip.

New Brake caliper Tool

New photo by daniel minskey / Google Photos This is an amazingly good tool from Harbor Freight. It is good for  pretty much any style brake caliper.

Quik Center

The war on rusted bolts and studs continues. This is a cool little tool that lets you perfectly center and drill out rusted bolts. Once the old rusty stud is drilled out you can either tap or get all the old nasty thread out. Learn more about it here.  

Tmeserts asunder

The previous owner of the Syncro put a standard sized oil drain plug in .  Because of this I have to put in a Timesert. Wish me luck . One false move the block is toast.   The Time-Tert kits did not come with tap handles. The Time-Sert taps are 1.4 inch. I ended up […]

46mm Axle Nut Tool

46MM tool to remove your rear axle nut on both 4WD and 2WD drive Vanagons. Best way to use this tool is slide it over the nut) after removing the cotter pin and go at it with a sledge hammer to rotate it. This is from Volks Cafe.

Cool Brake Line Wrench

So well surfing on the interwebs the other day I found this cool  brake line wrench from Parts Place Inc. Its cool in the fact that it does the VW Vanagon brake line and the bleeder valve. 14 beans… couldnt pass it up. But thats not the cool part. So i get the package and […]

Let the brake line work begin

Snagged this on craigslist. The Maserati of brake flaring tools . The Mastercool 7145. Half of 1/4″  die is missing picked it up for 150 bux. Its a $400.00 tool all day long. Here’s a link to the tool.  

Crankshaft dampener

My crankshaft dampener arrived from England today not sure I need it now