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Old June 10th, 2012, 03:21 PM
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We always need new tools right? I figure this will only get used a small handful of times through my life, so I don't feel the need to spend a LOT of money on it, but I do want something worth its money.

I'm somewhat familiar with KD being decent price and I haven't heard anything bad about quality.


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now don't laugh, but way back when as a youngster building engines and learning about neat things like calipers and dial indicators; i made alot of things to check clearances & sizes

so save your hard earned money and instead of a bore gauge thats not used often; get 2 12 or 16 penny nails and cut the heads off

now get out the caliper,
hold the nails together with your thumb & forefinger with the points out,
now stick them down in the bore and expand them to the cylinder walls, hold them tight together and remove now measure with the caliper,
will get you within .0001

whats good about this is you have a more accurate measurement due to the small area of the nail points over the blunt or flat ends of a gauge


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Old June 24th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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have you tried this yet ?


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No actually I haven't yet, I checked back here a few times the day after I posted, then got caught up working like a dog. Sounds like I should try it tomorrow, hopefully I'm talented enough to squeeze my finners hard enough

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I use a rubber band wrapped around the nails so they wont move


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