Wednesday, February 27, 2008

VX800 Update - Tiny Little Bits of Progress

Over the weekend I finally picked up a universal joint for my socket wrench.

Naturally, the spot I need to get to is too small for the socket and universal joint. Grr. I guess I need to find a shallower socket, or something.

The frustrating thing is that the bolt is easily reached with a plain old combination wrench. Except it's on there so tight that I started to round of the bolt, even after several thorough dousings with WD-40. I don't want to go through THAT mess again, so I'm stuck trying to figure out how to get that sucker out...

I tried tightening the other bolt that is currently vexing me, but I'm only good for about 15 minutes of 1/8 turns and then I have to walk away for a while.

Good times!

1 comment:

irondad said...

I know it doesn't really help your cause any, but I saw the neatest ratchet yesterday. One side has a quarter inch post and the other has the 3/8" There are 72 teeth on the ratchet so the nut or bolt will move with the tiniest movement. The head moves in and out of the handle so that the overall wrench goes from around 6" to 9". May have to get one. Good luck, by the way. Some engineers should be made to service what they design!