Nov 1, 2019 | OTHER SHOP WORK

This one is admittedly not totally engine related, but can definitely apply. Sometimes thinking outside the box and re-purposing a tool can be a great time and frustration saver. I came up with this one while doing brakes on the shop truck. After putting a steel plate and a C clamp on one caliper to keep the pistons from blowing out, I used my pneumatic spring compressor to collapse the caliper pistons on the other side, then switched the setup. Took 5 minutes to do both sides and I didn’t have to mess around screwing C clamps in by hand. We’re not getting any younger, so it’s better to work smarter, not harder.

Jake Sampson
Sampson Racing Engines
Inver Grove Heights, MN
November, 2019