Feb 1, 2022 | TOOLING

This trick got me through a job that I didn’t have the correct tooling for. I don’t have a keyway rod hone mandrel in 1.375″ so I cut a piece of 1/4″ key stock in half to keep the shoes and stone on my mandrel from catching and sticking in the keyway slot in this damper hub. I had to dimple the sides of the key stock with a center punch to make it a snug fit in the keyway of the hub. This new “tool” is going in my rod hone box for next time! I also attached a piece of rod that I had laying around as a handle to put on the steady rest bar in the rod hone. 

Jake Sampson
Sampson Racing Engines
Inver Grove Heights, MN
FEB, 2022