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When you need an extra hand...

I was advised by a wise restorer that the best way to determine if the number 1 piston was on the compression stroke was to remove the plug, put your thumb over the hole and turn the crank until you felt the pressure. This works well if there are two of you. One to turn the crank and the other to hold his thumb over the hole. But I'm always working on my cars alone so I needed an extra hand. I found one: take a piece of half inch pipe, cover one end with a latex glove, fasten it with a rubber band and screw it in. Viola! You have an extra hand!

Where Are You From? Greenbrae CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star

Re: When you need an extra hand...

I Like it!

As someone once said "Necessity is the mother of invention" - DJ

Where Are You From? Port Hueneme

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant 614 Deluxe Sedan

Re: When you need an extra hand...

If you kept cranking would the air moving in and out look like the engine was waving at you?

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

 

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