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My new favorite tool

Preparing for my transmission swap last week I went looking for tool ideas that could get me to into some tight places. I know that in particular the lower bolts on the transmission flange would be difficult to get to.

I found these articulating gear wrenches at Sears. They literally saved the day!



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Re: My new favorite tool

Oh, yeah, gotta get some of those! I have some S shaped box wrenches, but these are better.
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Re: My new favorite tool

Oh, that's cool! I could have used that this past weekend! How were they with transmitting the torque?
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Re: My new favorite tool

NICE!
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Oh, that's cool! I could have used that this past weekend! How were they with transmitting the torque?
Sometimes Sears has gimiky wrenches that look great in the store but never really live up to the hype. Not so with these.

Torque was great, they are quite a bit longer than a typical wrench giving them more oomph. Those bolts in the pic are 17mm, each one loosend with a *crack* so they were snugged down pretty good.

The head can lock in any of 10 or so positions so you can get it where you need it. It made that job a breeze.
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Wow, nice find! Thanks for posting!
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Re: My new favorite tool

DAMN YOU!!! Now I need to buy more tools!!!

Awesome looking tool. BTW, here are some cheap, but awesome tools for small spaces:
Wobble socket extensions
These "wobble extensions" are extending rods for sockets but instead of fitting in perfectly they allow you to angle your socket a few degrees in any direction. LIFE SAVING and cheap too.

These are also pretty handy:
Stubby short handled wrenches
The name says it all.

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