This is one of my favorite topics. Do you ever find yourself saying: "If I only had a tool for this"?
I say that allot and when I do, I stop what I'm doing and make it!
Below are just a few examples of tools that I made out of necessity or was just too impaient to wait until I could buy something. In most cases, you can't buy these tools. You HAVE to make them.
Finished product inuse on our SF600 FlowBench. I don't get allot of sportster heads, but they do come in from time to time. A customer was kind enough to donate the junk cylinder that this head is sitting on.
Ready for testing! These flowed as expected (Awsome CFM numbers and very nice and uniform velocities) These are making great power on Scott Weber's drag bike.
Harley Twin-Cam Torque Plates
Here are the torque plates in action. We bore and hone with these plates in place. They simulate the distortion caused by tightening the head bolts.
They are then precision honed in a temperature controlled environment with Sunnen honing equipment.
This machine is designed to do ONE THING - bore cylinders. Some shops attempt to bore cylinders on a lathe. That's just plain dumb, RUN AWAY!
Kawasaki H2 Cylinder Removal Tool
Ever had trouble pulling a cylinder off of a Kawasaki Triple?
Of course you have. This puller plate is used in conjunction with a porto-power 4 Ton ram. Yeah, it pulls the most stubborn cylinders off with ease and without damaging the cooling fins!
These cylinders are getting scarse, so saving them is more important than ever.
Piston wrist pin puller.
Severe Duty Valve Spring Compressor Build
Finished Product - (Removes BBC Roller Valve Springs)