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Re: 84 brakes

Wouldn't recommend using the breaker bar with a rachet.  Had my Snap on
rachet go like that last week and a Craftsmen a few months earlier.  Great
way to get new tools for free though!  Use one of them thingies ment for
high torques with breaker bars.  What do you call them any way, you know 
The metal
bar that holds a socket and the head swivels 180degrees?

Brendan Rudack			rudack@ucsub.Colorado.EDU
88' 90Q
Boulder, Colorado 

On Thu, 6 Jun 1996, Ernest Wong wrote:

> [dem stuck bolts on dem rusty calipers stuff]
> >
> >Sure ... go to the nearest playground, find an unused swingset, remove one
> >of the legs, carry it home, carefully slip it over your ratchet handle and
> >lean on it.  ;^)
> >
> >If that doesn't work and you don't have access to air tools, buy an impact
> >driver and whack on it a few times with a hammer ... usually works a treat.
> >
> Hey gals and guys,
> Do them 12V electric impact wrenches work? Or are they just 'toys for the
> boys' advertised in them 'guys' catalogs.
> Mine Caliper carrier bolts were rust welded in good. Not 50 ft-lbs no more.
> But I've got a nice 5 foot extender bar at my friend's house. Hope the 3/8
> ratchet holds.
> My friends 3/8 Sears ratchet is a little bent up after the rear shock
> absorber workout. The lower bolt was released by placing ratchet wrench on
> 6" cheater bar. Then placing floor jack under the extender bar. Jacking the
> wrench till it turned was not fun to watch. Lots of stored energy there . .