month, in Part 1 we covered wrenches of all sorts, sockets and ratchets – all essential implements when dealing with nuts and bolts. But there are other types of fasteners in common use for automotive and other applications, and these require other tools, so that’s what we’re covering in Part 2 here. SCREWDRIVERS It is unconscionable to think of a garage without at least a modest complement of screwdrivers, since these are indispensable tools that are used for myriad tasks.
month, in Part 1 we covered wrenches of all sorts, sockets and ratchets – all essential implements when dealing with nuts and bolts. But there are other types of fasteners in common use for automotive and other applications, and these require other tools, so that’s what we’re covering in Part 2 here. SCREWDRIVERS It is unconscionable to think of a garage without at least a modest complement of screwdrivers, since these are indispensable tools that are used for myriad tasks.
awn mowers, snow blowers, generators, power washers and other powered implements that run on small gasoline engines that are scrapped and discarded end up that way because they have clogged carburetors owing  to sludge, dirt and congealed fuel build-up. In short, they won’t start or, if they do, they don’t run well because of this; hence, they are useless and are discarded because the owners don’t want to pay the repair bills or don’t know where to get them serviced. But these powered tools do not have to end-up at the recycling yard or municipal landfill; all that’s required is to remove the carburetor, clean it out and reinstall it.
awn mowers, snow blowers, generators, power washers and other powered implements that run on small gasoline engines that are scrapped and discarded end up that way because they have clogged carburetors owing  to sludge, dirt and congealed fuel build-up. In short, they won’t start or, if they do, they don’t run well because of this; hence, they are useless and are discarded because the owners don’t want to pay the repair bills or don’t know where to get them serviced. But these powered tools do not have to end-up at the recycling yard or municipal landfill; all that’s required is to remove the carburetor, clean it out and reinstall it.
lawn mowers, snow blowers, generators, power washers and other powered implements that run on small gasoline engines that are scrapped and discarded end up that way because they have clogged carburetors owing  to sludge, dirt and congealed fuel build-up. In short, they won’t start or, if they do, they don’t run well because of this; hence, they are useless and are discarded because the owners don’t want to pay the repair bills or don’t know where to get them serviced. But these powered tools do not have to end-up at the recycling yard or municipal landfill; all that’s required is to remove the carburetor, clean it out and reinstall it.
not just time to clean up your Corvette to get it ready for cruising, it’s also a great time to pay some attention to where your Corvette lives: in the garage! While some folks have pristine garages with checkered tile floors, the vast majority of us have more utilitarian garages with cement floors, and when you get an oil leak or some trans fluid on it, it’s a real bugger to clean it off. Plus, there are other aspects of the garage to take care of as well, including windows, shelving, parts racks and so forth. So here are some products to help you with these cleaning chores.  
Sticky stuff is what we're talking about here, so let's start with the most basic sticky stuff of all – tape. Tape comes in several varieties and that's because there are so many diverse uses for it. Electrical tape is used to insulate bare wires. Masking tape, as the name implies, is used to mask off areas that you don't want to get paint or other such substances on. Duct tape has 'a thousand and one uses' and it can be used as an emergency fix for a pinhole leak in a radiator hose or to hold up an exhaust pipe when the muffler clamp gave up the ghost and a lot of other makeshift fixes in between. Butyl tape is used to hold windshields in place on older Corvettes and it's also used to insulate automotive A/C fittings, too. Fiberglass mesh tape is great stuff for reinforcing repairs of stress cracks and other fiberglass work. And the list goes on and on.
can turn your smart phone into an automotive diagnostic tool – read on to learn how. But first, imagine this scenario: you’re out for a spin in your Corvette and all is right with the world until, suddenly, your check engine light comes on. What could possibly be the problem? Is it something serious or something minor like a loose gas cap? If you don’t have an OBD2 code reader, you have no way of telling. But, if you have a smart phone and a BlueDriver module, you’ll be able to diagnose what’s amiss in a jiffy and determine if it’s something minor or something that’s going to require a flatbed to get your ‘Vette to a pro to service the problem. The folks at Lemur Monitors have developed a product called BlueDriver that allows you to quickly diagnose why your check engine light is on and then offer several possible solutions, plus much more. The BlueDriver consists of a free download app for your Apple or Android and the OBD2 sensor which you can order for
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me start off by saying that I have absolutely nothing against hand tools. Indeed, hand tools are wonderful things that make my life easier in one way or another literally every day. But as good as they are, hand tools require your hand (and arm) muscles to make them do anything useful. Power tools, on the other hand (excuse that pun – I couldn't resist it) just require you to guide them and their motors supply the muscle for them to be productive. What's not to love here, then? OK, so now that we agree power tools are time and work savers, let's get into their nuances. First, you have a choice when it comes to most power tools, and that choice is whether to go corded or cordless. There are pros and cons for both sides of this fence, however.