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I posted this question on the old board but I think everybody was sleepin'.

What kind of special situations have you run into that require a special tool to do a job on a Mustang or classic Ford. I'd like to assemble a list and see if these items are available from the different tool manufactures and compile a web page where we can go to find that "widget" puller for a '73 Big block or "thing-a-mabob" alignment tool for a '64-1/2.

If we find there are things that are not available that are needed, I might even see if it would be feasable to manufacture them.

What have you run into that was a special Mustang tool??

Hal
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I haven't used the tool myself, but a Pittman Arm puller.... I see it mentioned as a "rent for the day" tool for steering related things...

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Well, there's the tool you need to remover the clips that hold on the 65 door handles and window regulators. There's a special crimping tool needed for the boot that goes on the PS ram. A special bent wrench for door hinges.

How about a special tool for: the stainless window trim, wiper arm removal. . . Maybe these exist. I'm sure there are others. It's fun (sometimes) to figure out how to do something without a special tool.

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I found that the best way to hold onto the oil pump drive shaft through the distributor hole is a straw from McDonald's. The shaft doesn't keep slipping off the straw the way it does a socket. Getting the shaft seated into the oil pump was much easier when it wasn't constantly falling off. You could get more twisting and shifting around without it falling off.

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You can borrow a pittman arm puller from Pep Boys for free.

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Mike
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Power steering pulley puller and installer set from NAPA.

"What we have here is--failure to communicate."

'67 coupe soon to be 5.0L w/Edelbrock 1406
 

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Why thank you Jay. I'm in the process of building a turbocharged 351W for it. It's on the stand now. The new engine is ballanced and blueprinted with forged pistons. Whoops, I'm getting ahead of myself.

I guess the answer is it WILL be a V8, and it will be a ground shaker.

Hal
Love hard, drive fast, wear your seat belt.

PS, thats's my 'bird...... My Mustang is too ugly to take pictures of yet........*G*.

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A use my window trim removal tool alot. I got it from NPD.

John L. Anschutz
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68 Diamond Blue Coupe - 302
68 Acapulco Blue Coupe - I6 - 200
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