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Old 08-05-2010, 12:23 PM #1
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how to make an autococker valve tool for free out of a cocking rod

i have seen several post of people asking how to make an autococker valve tool and i have also seen several people say that it cant be done if made out of a cocking rod. Well this is to show how to make an autococker valve tool out of a cocking rod and how to make one if you don't have the correct cocking rod.

Ok so here we go

Step 1.

gather you supplies you will need
1. a 9/32" drill bit
2. a stock hexagonal cocking rod
3. a can of wd-40, lubricants, or just something to keep the drill bit cool
4. (Optional) a nut that fits on the other end of the cocking rod where you can use a wrench to screw and unscrew the valve
5. (Optional) a metal rod to weld perpendicular to the cocking rod to create a "T-handle"


Step 2.

Secure the cocking rod in a vise. the hole that you will be drilling will be 9/32" across and it needs to be at least 3/8" deep. so if you have to loosen the grub screw that secures the cocking rod coupling in place and unscrew the coupling at the end enough so it will let you drill the 3/8" deep hole. the whole thing needs to be at least 4" long

Step 3.

Start drilling the hole from the top. you will need to be very accurate as the tolerance will be very slim. I would advise to start with a smaller drill bit as a "pilot hole". be sure to use you lube to keep the drill bit cool


here is the whole finished as you can see there is a very tight tolerance


the tool is now finished but you can now add the optional additions to it. your choices are
1. leave it as it is and you will have to use pliers to screw and unscrew the valve
2. put a nut on the end of it so you can use a wrench to screw and unscrew the valve
3. if you have a welder then i highly suggest that you weld a piece of metal rod perpendicular to the cocking rod to make a "t-handle" like this


and for all of you skeptics out there here it is in use


And if you dont have a hexagonal cocking rod then just follow the same steps and these are the supplies you will need

1. 5/16" coupling
2. a piece of threaded rod at least 4" long
3. a nut or a grub screw to secure the coupling in place
3. and again the extra nuts and/or t- handle are optional but are recommended

this is a very helpful page on making autococker valve tools

http://www.wildlion.edikos.com/ACVT.html

so there you go

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Old 08-05-2010, 12:44 PM #2
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:11 PM #3
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This is pretty cool. Good job.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:17 PM #4
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^ thanks

even if you dont have this kind of cocking rod which most people do you can pick one up from an autocock parts out for like $1 or 2 most people just dont know that instead of going to a hard ware store with a list and having to do all of the piecing together you can just drill a hole in a cocking rod and you done

now some people dont like to "ghetto rig" stuff but i live in texas where everything is made out of duct tape
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:44 PM #6
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:57 PM #7
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:09 PM #8
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it is possible to manage with a regular set of allen keys. (for all those who are super cheap & don't have a cocking rod to ruin)

you just have to push the key past the valve stem during removal & hold the nut down with a small key when re-attaching it.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:51 PM #9
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That doesn't work for all valves, though, and it can damage your jam nut over time.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:00 PM #10
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im not sure of what valves it would work for but i know it work with the standard stock valve as shone in the last pic but i have never heard of it damaging a jam nut because the nut have a 5/16" hole in it and the cocking rod/ coupling is 5/16" so i dont see the problem and you can find plans on making valve tools all over the place

all i know is people all over the place do this and i am just showing how to make one without have to go to the hardware store with a list of specialized parts to buy
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im not sure of what valves it would work for but i know it work with the standard stock valve as shone in the last pic but i have never heard of it damaging a jam nut because the nut have a 5/16" hole in it and the cocking rod/ coupling is 5/16" so i dont see the problem and you can find plans on making valve tools all over the place

all i know is people all over the place do this and i am just showing how to make one without have to go to the hardware store with a list of specialized parts to buy
Actually, I'm talking about jamming an allen wrench into the jam nut. It doesn't get deep enough to grab it just right, and you could strip your jam nut.
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Actually, I'm talking about jamming an allen wrench into the jam nut. It doesn't get deep enough to grab it just right, and you could strip your jam nut.
that seems like you could strip it. i have heard people say that you could do it with some allen keys and that method seems kind of sketchy to me

and for all of you people out there who dont have the correct cocking rod i have seen 3 of them for sale just yesterday it probably cheaper to buy a $1-2 cocking rod then to buy several parts but its you choice

just a thought of you happen to have a 5/16" allen key that is at least 4" long than you can just drill the 9/32" hole in it but is will be harder because in the cocking rod it already has a hole in the middle

but whatever works
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Plus, many allen wrench brands are hardened, so drilling them using traditional tools can be very difficult.
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well, I've never had a problem or seen signs of stripping & I've been changing them for almost a decade now.
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