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Old 05-27-2017, 11:02 PM   #1
Dan Partain
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I finished up my amp guage restoration this week and needed a good way to tighten the special nuts on the back of the guage. I had seen the special tools that some folks had made, very nice but not something I could make. As I was cleaning off my workbench today I ran across a piece of Model A fuel line that I had cut up, it was the 90 degree bend.

I got my dremel tool and file out and ended up with a "low tech" tool to tighten those special nuts. It took 15 minutes to make, and worked great.
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Old 05-27-2017, 11:41 PM   #2
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Good work!
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:28 AM   #3
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Dan, you're the man! Nice cheap tool. BTW, how did you make the right angle notches in the end of the gas line? Did you use a tiny tipped bit? I have used a Dremmel and RotoZIP (my favorite, as it has a nice handle on it) to dress down welds and grind metal, but trying to make a nice right angle notch is tough to do for me.
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Old 05-28-2017, 08:57 AM   #4
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I use my 90 degree, pointy, Snap Ring Pliers---
One Guy ground a DEEP relief in a screwdriver tip, with a cut-off wheel, & it did quite well. You only have to tighten them every 37 YEARS!--LOL
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Old 05-28-2017, 11:59 AM   #5
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Rusty, I used a little cut-off disk on my dremel tool, it was a little worn to about the size of a nickel. I had the tubing in my vise and then took the cut-off disk straight down to the end of the tubing leaving the center notches roughed out. Then I finished it off with a file. I tapered the pins sticking up just a little to match the shape of the grooves in the nut.

If I was going to do this a lot I would cut it and weld a T handle on the main shaft.
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