Measuring a Gap you can't reach

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Forum topic by PG_Zac posted 02-14-2009 02:58 PM 976 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2009 02:58 PM

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I found this tip on how to measure a gap you can’t reach in the February 1961 issue of Popular Science on the Google Book Search website.

It’s one of those things that can cause frustration, but is so obvious when you know how.

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#1 posted 02-14-2009 03:02 PM

Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 02-14-2009 03:29 PM

Hey everybody knows you just lock yourself inside the trunk with a flashlight and a tape measure to accomplish this.

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#3 posted 02-14-2009 03:43 PM

cool idea.

This has been around in the automotive field for yeas. That how you measure the size of bearing you need on an engine rebuild. The wax is a predetermined size and when you press it you measure the width of the compressed line to determine the # of thousands you need to make the bearings oversize.

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#4 posted 02-14-2009 05:12 PM


-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 02-14-2009 05:12 PM

February 1961

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