Bar magnet in engine bay

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  1. 84 C20

    84 C20 Junior Member

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    I'd like to think i had the most original idea ever in the history of motoring. Probably not, but it's fun to think that I came up with an original solution to a problem I've had when working under the hood. Mounting a bar magnet under the hood gives me a way to keep tools close at hand without using the tops of the batteries or having a small pile that falls with any disturbance.
    Wanted to pass this along; I find it very useful.

     
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    Good idea..
     
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    Very handy idea...all my tools would be in reach for the inevitable record tool toss while shouting swear words.
     
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    I came in here thinking of a mangnetic Pabst sign. This is much better. Thanks for the idea, woulda saved unnecessary bending and wasted time looking for stuff during my head gasket job.
     
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    I think ill do this with mine now. good idea man.
     
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    Very nice idea.
     
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    Great idea....I also use a magnetic bowl for all of the hardware when it is removed. It's absurd how many nuts, bolts and washers roll away to well....somewhere.
     
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    I have one here...... image.jpg
     
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    Geez...nothing sketchy about a bunch of rusty bloody knives hanging up in your garage...lol
     
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    nice collection of manuals there
     
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    I managed to collect a few. I remember as a kid I would look at the old Chiltons and learn the cars and how to differentiate between years by the pics in the beginnings of the sections.
     
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    That's just a few.....the saber in the back is one of my favorites. I have an ax collection too lol
     
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    image.jpg One of my favorites in the collection. Learned a lot from it.
    image.jpg
     
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    lol "The Automobile" at the top of all the pages like it's rocket science. That's gotta be old.
     
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    It has Model T procedures in it lol and it says ENGINE not motor lol
     
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