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PostSubject: Craigslist scoreage!   Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:16 pm

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Snap-On Tools - $100 (Austin, Texas)
Date: 2010-02-25, 1:53PM CST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

Two Snap-On flat head screwdrivers
Complete allen key set
Two 3/8" Drive Ratchets
Needle nose pliers

Everything listed is snap-on and is brand new. It has never been used.




He threw in 2 mostly complete sets of metric and SAE 1/2" sockets and wrenches (flank drive), an adjustable wrench, another F80 ratchet and another screwdriver. All the missing sockets and wrenches I had already from some Snappy stuff I picked up in pawn shops.

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:57 am

And related...

My $50 Blue Point toolbox became a $50 Firebird Formula 400 toolbox... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:49 pm

Also bought a 5hp 75 gal. air compressor that works for $50 at a garage sale today... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:03 am

Damn, those are some serious scores in a short period of time. Maybe you should try pushing your luck a wee more and buy a lottery ticket.
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:04 pm

Tools are addictive. That's why I don't go to pawn shops or cruise craigslist anymore. haha

Tools, vinyl records and cars are way too addictive.

Great scores Jay!

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:12 pm

DAMMIT!!!!

http://austin.craigslist.org/pts/1631763296.html

I don't have my hoist here.

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**FREE** Pontiac 400 Engine & Transmission (NW Austin)
Date: 2010-03-06, 2:51PM CST
Reply to: sale-e7vt8-1631763296@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

*** FREE *** for the first one to show up. Pontiac 400 engine w/ 1968 heads, bowls smoothed and ported. Motor complete and all accessory brackets included. Also included is a Borg Warner close ratio 4-speed manual transmission with all linkages. Motor was rebuilt and then spent the last 10-years in the garage. Must bring your own hoist/lift to load and haul off. You keep the storage stand already attached.

* Location: NW Austin
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:37 pm

Bummed I didn't get the 400 Poncho

I went to a pawn shop and bought this for $400



BRAND NEW. Guy bought it and lost his job that day. Never had a tool in it.

I got a bunch of sockets too to fill some gaps and my wife got a $2000 tennis bracelet for $150.
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:54 am

That's a lot like the Matco box I have. I paid $375 for mine in really good shape but not as good as that snap on!

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:01 am

I'm just going to say it...I'm jealous of that tool box. haha Sure is perdy! I've never seen one that bass boat flake paint.

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:22 pm

Picked up a Blue Point 1/4 air ratchet today for $10. Pawn shop said it didn't work. I took it home, put some machine oil in it and hooked it to the air, little fucker about took my fingers off, it's got some bad ass torque for a 1/4!
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:35 pm

HELLS YEAH!

Let me know if you find a good deal on a 1/2 or 3/8 click type torque wrench Matco or Cornwell or Snap-On. Preferably Snap On 1/2"

I figure I better get a good one before I put Kelseys motor together

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:08 am

I'll keep a look out.

I did recently see a nearly new CDI 1/2" for $70 and I'll try to remember where. CDI is made by Snap On.

My C-Man Digitork does pretty well. And is accurate for a click type.

I need to calibrate my other C-Man torque wrench. I hate to give it up. My first torque wrench, bought it with birthday money when I was 8.
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:29 am

I sure wouldn't kick a Proto out of my toolbox.

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/tls/1650728098.html
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:35 pm

Blue point is also made by snap on but some of it isn't USA made. My tin snips and a pair or my vice grips are blue point made in taiwan. I would have much rather spend my money on the real Vice Grips brand if I had known that.

Find any cars to build yet? That guy that has my Buick is trying to sell it back to me. haha I guess he can't sell it for the 6,500 he thought he could.

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:09 pm

And since Stanley closed the Sabina, Ohio plant, all of Mac is made overseas now.

That Proto above is made in the USA and the quality is up there with Snap On, in fact, many European automakers recommend using Proto in their US repair shops. You know how the Europeans have very close tolerances.

Don't overlook GearWrench, Wright or Armstrong either. All quality made in USA wrenches and can usually be had for cheap.


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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:12 pm

Never heard of Wright but the Carpenders store down the road sells Armstrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:24 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/MATCO-SATA-METRIC-1-2-DR-PRO-TORQUE-WRENCH-NIB_W0QQitemZ160417471736QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item2559a05cf8

I am considering one of these. Made by Matco in the U.S.A. for the Chinese market. Only thing is that it's in metric. But $64 for a brand new Matco torque wrench is a steal. I'll do the conversion from n.M to ft. lbs myself for that... hahah
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:29 pm

haha you'd get good at conversions after a while

I hated conversions in my physics classes. We did them all by hand. feet/sec to miles/hour, miles to centimeters etc etc screw that

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:44 pm

Spent $5 for all this at a pawn shop.



The ratchet is a gold plated Chrysler MTSC Award made by Bonney.

Then spent .25 cents at an estate sale.



TRW stud remover
Black Hard handle Snap On flathead
Red hard handle Mac phillips
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:28 am

Keep em coming!

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:21 pm

I paid the handsome sum of one dollar for this bad boy...WITH sockets.


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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:31 am

Where the hell did you find that?

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:06 pm

My wife and I went to some estate sales and I saw this tucked away in a corner with some other tools. Got this, the sockets, a pair of SO slip joint pliers, a nice Starrett depth gauge, Fluke multimeter and a Cresent ratchet for $5. The multimeter is $200+ new.
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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:38 pm

Lucky bastard!

are you going to the swap meet in New Braunfels?

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PostSubject: Re: Craigslist scoreage!   Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:24 pm

Maybe, when is it?
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