Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck
Quote: Originally Posted by Huludrock
Jeez sorry to disappoint all you guys but I thought it was cool. Sorry I haven't been doing this for years and don't already know every trick in the book.
Huludrock -- Everybody thinks to have invented something at one time or the other. Here is what I invented this week. I am quite impressed with it. What do you think? Double Your Internet Speed
Here's an upgrade of something I "invented" when I was an auto mechanic. When more and more cars changed to front wheel drive, a lot of them you had to use a wheel puller to get the rotor off(the disk of "disk brakes") to then mount it on the lathe to turn it true. I came up with the idea of a lathe that could be mounted on the car. When set up the car engine would be started, put in gear, and the wheel turning would drive the lathe mechanism. Of course I didn't submit the idea anywhere. But I told a few people about it over the years. Then one day visiting another mechanic in another garage they were demonstrating the prototype. It worked just as I described.
I knew the idea of running the car in gear up on the lift would not go over well with customers as gas prices increased. As you can see in the video, now they set up a drive shaft to turn the wheel on the car rather than running the car motor.