View Full Version : the bare minimum of tools

02-16-2015, 12:30 PM
ALLEN wrote: Grumpy? what do you think the bare minimum of tools would be to build or re-build an engine?
I'm thinking of rebuilding the 383 V8 in my road runner and while I have a standard set of mechanics tools like wrenches ratchets, sockets and a 1/2" torque wrench I'm certainly not in possession of several of the more commonly referred too tools in the numerous engine building threads I see posted here?

theres a great deal to learn and yes it will take some research and time reading and theres a huge difference between assembling parts as they come out of the packaging VS BUILDING and ENGINE CORRECTLY, so reading the sub-links helps,
most of us start out with far less tools than we wish we had, but we tend to buy what we need as we develop both the skills to use the tools and the knowledge of what the tools are used for and why they should be used to begin with.