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  • Connor Knipes
    Connor Knipes 2 ай бұрын +2018

    That spark plug tire pump was actually freaking sweet. If spark plugs weren't so hard to access on modern cars they would maybe still be for sale.

    • Jason Smith
      Jason Smith 5 сағат бұрын

      You must not have tried a decent quality air pump from recent years. I agree, back in the late 90's early 2000, the 12V DC air pumps sucked and would not pump up a football. But now days most work very well unless you buy the $12 Harbor Freight pump, which does actually work. Just not that well or fast. But the Slime brand pumps are very nice. Even their small ones work well. But spend around $100 on the one that comes in a silver looking box (protective case) and it will blow your mind how well it works. It's like hooking your tire up to the compressor on a big air tank. It will fill a big full size Chevy truck tire in a minute or so. And that's from completely flat. I'm sure other brands are good too but the Slime ones are sold at every parts store and that's what I've tried.

    • Aidan Brooks
      Aidan Brooks 5 күн бұрын

      My car it’s buried under the intake and you need to remove the intake and throttle body to access the spark plugs. And it’s a waste spark ignition so it would be missing 2/4 cylinders if I could use this. Thanks Chrysler

    • J12 J34
      J12 J34 9 күн бұрын +1

      Nah still too much work compared to 12v plug in airpumps.

    • InflamedCorgi
      InflamedCorgi 11 күн бұрын

      I hated replacing the spark plugs on the nissan versa I had, they were underneath the intake manifold

    • jdj5952
      jdj5952 12 күн бұрын

      One big issue I see with that pump is your still sending fuel to that cylinder. The pump is designed so that it dosen't pump fuel out but it could still seep past the rings and contaminate the oil or wash down a cylinder. I'd definitely use it in a emergency but we have 12v compressors now that work just as well and are small enough to be stored under a seat. I'm sure at the time it was made it was a great product but it's definitely not as practical as it once was.

  • BULL3TPR00F PRODUCTIONz
    BULL3TPR00F PRODUCTIONz 2 ай бұрын +481

    after testing that Schrader tire pump tool, you guys should have taken the Schrader valve out of the tire after pumping it up and put a lighter to the air coming out to see if it actually didn't pump air/fuel mixture into the tire :P

    • Bob Papadopoulos
      Bob Papadopoulos 4 күн бұрын

      @Business Wolf The odds of the flame backtracking into the tire is pertnear impossible.

    • K W
      K W Ай бұрын

      The manual for those Schrader pumps actually mentions this. They don't draw their air from the cylinder itself, but just use the compression stroke to take in through the slots on the sides.

    • TheSimoc
      TheSimoc Ай бұрын +1

      @Remy Paquin But then you would need to crank it all the time to pump the air into tires :D Starter would burn out or kick/pull/handcrank labourer would get TIRED soon..
      In 1-cylinder engine I mean, you wouldn't then have the other cylinders keeping running and doing the pumping job...
      But in multi-cylinder direct injection engine, you could indeed cut the fuel off of the cylinder you are using this, and have fresh air into tire and no fuel into catalytic converter either.

    • Remy Paquin
      Remy Paquin Ай бұрын

      this would not be problem on a 1cylinder engine or any engine that you can easily close off fuel, just let it idle until it dies then have it crank a few time to open air.

    • Quen Solo
      Quen Solo Ай бұрын

      @Chad Owsley l m L TV m

  • billy surgener
    billy surgener 2 ай бұрын +388

    That tire tread regrover tool takes me back right to the mid 80's. I knew a guy that re-grooved tires for friends, hooked me up a few times. It is an art, never had an issue with any tires he did for me.

    • Ska T Killmore
      Ska T Killmore 12 күн бұрын

      @Rowgue51 for cars yes, but a decent amount of pickup tires are. they get marked as regroovable. id only use regroovable tires if i drive alot of highway miles since you still have to deal with the fact that tires fail due to age. but to say tires were never meant to be regrooved is just plainly wrong

    • Farbener
      Farbener 15 күн бұрын

      I work in logistics and a company I used to work at had a regroover for forklift tires. Well as nobody cared that the tire were perfectly flat in a few months it never got used anyway.

    • Steve IsHere
      Steve IsHere 23 күн бұрын

      Also, this tool is really meant for bias ply and as mentioned heavy tread tires.

    • TylerBlocker
      TylerBlocker 24 күн бұрын +1

      For everyone freaking out about the retreading. Nearly all commercial aircraft tires will be retreaded multiple times during their life cycle. It’s a safe practice if done correctly by trained individuals with the correct tools.

    • Kris Eiriksson
      Kris Eiriksson 24 күн бұрын +1

      Had a guy use that at a track day. He only brought slicks for his bike, it started raining and he made sipes. Kept him quick and safer than my pirelli supercorsas were

  • Turd
    Turd 2 ай бұрын +227

    MAKE THIS VINTAGE STUFF A SERIES NOLAN YOU'RE A GENIUS

  • Hamokk
    Hamokk Ай бұрын +57

    The main thing why the re-grooving is not much used anymore is because tires used to have much more rubber in them. Nowadays even the most expensive tires might have only 5 millimetres of rubber after the tread.

    • icanhaz goodgame
      icanhaz goodgame 3 күн бұрын

      @terry floyd recapping is still allowed for non steering tires but I think that is slowing being more regulated or outlawed in some states.

    • terry floyd
      terry floyd Ай бұрын +8

      Its still done pretty heavily in other countries on large vehicle tires where they dont have so strict rules

    • port nut
      port nut Ай бұрын +1

      Remember when retreads were a popular way to save money on tires.
      Those things would fly off cars/trucks left and right.

  • Sidkain
    Sidkain 2 ай бұрын +109

    There's a guy from Chicago, Matt Ligouri - goes by "The Tire Sire", who uses a tire re-treader to make custom treaded tires for OneWheels. Artistic and useful in our little community.

  • NorthStar Racing
    NorthStar Racing 2 ай бұрын +44

    Kinda cool to see that the tire groover hasn’t changed much at all in so many years. We have a few at our shop, we use them in dirt oval racing to put different tread patterns in our tires if we want a bit more bite going around the track.

  • Yura Kolesnyk
    Yura Kolesnyk 2 ай бұрын +28

    That spark plug tire pump would be so cool to use on my Subaru 😂

    • Roddy Dykes
      Roddy Dykes 26 күн бұрын +2

      I’ve owned plenty of cars and the Subaru ranked only average as for as spark plug difficulty went. American V8s were always a bitch with theirs right up against the firewall and rusted into place

    • Yura Kolesnyk
      Yura Kolesnyk Ай бұрын +4

      @Dalen Toews whole engine, duh

    • Dalen Toews
      Dalen Toews Ай бұрын

      So would you take out the filter or battery?

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  • Unspherdcomb6
    Unspherdcomb6 2 ай бұрын +77

    I own a 1966 bel air, all the weird gadgets I got with it when I was a 16 still work to this day and I’m 21 now. It’s weird how well and weird everything was built back then but I feel like they had some innovation back then that was just a little more “advanced” then us now a days.

    • Lecherous Rex
      Lecherous Rex Ай бұрын +1

      Technology pushes ingenuity away from simplicity. My 62 falcon wipers were powered by engine vacuum. Literally sucked across the windshield.

    • port nut
      port nut Ай бұрын

      Agree..plus stuff made back then literally lasted forever .Anything electric you could think of would work fine 50 yrs later

    • Paul Armstrong
      Paul Armstrong Ай бұрын +1

      The United States made things and took pride in it

    • Marcus True
      Marcus True 2 ай бұрын +1

      And I’m sure that in another 66 years they will say the same thing about modern cars today/tools

    • bruce davidson
      bruce davidson 2 ай бұрын +7

      Yes and no, a lot of the older gadgets work on much simpler tech which is why they last longer, the swamp cooler, for example, uses the basic principle of evaporative cooling. as the air passes through the water soaked medium absorbs the heat and cools the air which evaporates the water. Now we use air conditioning instead of evaporative cooling.

  • immDroidz
    immDroidz 2 ай бұрын +220

    There are tyres specifically made for re-treading them once they wear out, commonly found on wheel-loaders that dont have air in tyres, but also trucks, busses etc. Re-treading is still a thing, just not on normal cars :)

    • R R
      R R 2 ай бұрын

      Indeed. Car tires have different rubber layers on them, when the gripping layer wears out, the regrooving is done on a layer that has more of an elastic property.

    • eldoomioFIN
      eldoomioFIN 2 ай бұрын

      @SamSungS9 Wow. Higlhy illegal here, you lose your driving license and get fined if u do that to your car. (EU)

    • Marco Gallo
      Marco Gallo 2 ай бұрын +1

      It’s also pretty common in India as well. I’ve seen a bunch of videos of truck tires being retreaded and they’re pretty interesting

    • immDroidz
      immDroidz 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Matroid cheers for clearing that up, not native to english but i definetly meant re-grooving then 👍🏼

    • SamSungS9
      SamSungS9 2 ай бұрын +2

      Sometimes i do get normal civilian cars with re-treaded tires🤔 Mostly on imported cars from neighbouring country's.. (EU)

  • Jörgen Pryss
    Jörgen Pryss 2 ай бұрын +21

    The "owen" are for heating up your tin can lunch box with already cooked food. Works great.

  • John Woodington
    John Woodington Ай бұрын +6

    Tire re-groovers make more sense when you have large offroad tires because they can be $500-$1000 a tire. Also, you can tailor your tires to a specific offroad race when the type of tire needed doesn't exist for the conditions you're in.

    • A Rock.
      A Rock. 14 күн бұрын

      and offroad and truck tires are significantly thicker so you don't have to worry about destroying the tire too much.

  • RoctorDobotnik
    RoctorDobotnik 2 ай бұрын +12

    Okay that’s how you do a wiper blade ad. It’s dumb and made me laugh my ass off. Perfect 😂

  • Jonny Sins
    Jonny Sins 2 ай бұрын +5188

    “Congrats to everyone who is early and found this comment”🏆

  • wildancrazy159
    wildancrazy159 2 ай бұрын +6

    Compression was much lower back in the day, swamp coolers work great in low humidity environments. They were very common in southern California and had one Hugh unit on our home in sylmar cal, and so did most of our neighbors.
    The regrouver was very common and my grandpa worked for RTD for almost 30 years, and they used the regrouver on buss tires..

  • Cob507
    Cob507 2 ай бұрын +11

    I’d love to see you guys go back to making more up to speed. They are some of the best information out on KZclip about car history!

    • Scott Walters
      Scott Walters Ай бұрын

      @PurpleandGold And also there isnt much left to cover on Up To Speed 🤷‍♂️

    • PurpleandGold
      PurpleandGold 2 ай бұрын +3

      Donut has unfortunately realized they can make low effort content and keep bringing in that revenue. This used to be one of the best channels on KZclip. Its sad how far the channel has fallen.

    • obese person
      obese person 2 ай бұрын

      Get yo ass to Wikipedia

  • crazykirk96
    crazykirk96 2 ай бұрын +1

    I thought the tyre sparkplug compressor comes across as a brilliant tool

  • Dave40
    Dave40 2 ай бұрын +489

    I would like to add the tire retreader would of been more safer back in the day because tires had tubes

    • Devin Stromgren
      Devin Stromgren 2 ай бұрын

      @Christopher Anderson Those long chunks of semi truck tire tread you see on the side of the highway after one of their tires blow.

    • Paul Hughes
      Paul Hughes 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Cerus98 the firing squad wall, to be clear

    • Paul Hughes
      Paul Hughes 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Cerus98 But when the revolution comes, we'll give you a chance to renounce your incorrect beliefs before you're assigned a spot on the wall

    • Paul Hughes
      Paul Hughes 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Cerus98 We are literally not even experiencing traditional inflation. There just isn't a word for price increases due to widespread price gouging. The corporations take advantage of that.

    • Paul Hughes
      Paul Hughes 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Cerus98 But you are approaching correct when you say that the knock on effects of this price gouging of gasoline refineries is the driving force behind the rest of the "inflation". You're wrong when you say it is related to economic assistance though.

  • Joe
    Joe 2 ай бұрын

    Awesome content as usual! Love to see it. One suggestion, please stop rocking the camera from side to side when filming at 'the desk'.

  • tvrduude
    tvrduude 2 ай бұрын +2

    Found a vintage car item in my Dads garage.. kept a while, but the rubber/plastic tube was so gooey, I threw it away. But it was a 25' long small sized yellow tube with Schrader coupling at each end and it was to transfer air from a tire with air in it to a flat tire. Either your own car or another.

  • Jay Dunbar
    Jay Dunbar Ай бұрын +1

    Tire regrooving is common on commercial tires, works great. Just be sure your regrooving tires that are actually rated for it.

  • Jacob Uttz
    Jacob Uttz Ай бұрын +1

    The people who do the animation are awesome

  • Judi H.
    Judi H. 2 ай бұрын +4

    My '67 Barracuda fastback (with leaning tower of power 225 Slant 6) had a vacuum gauge in the dash next to the speedometer. It was basically an "efficiency" meter that reminded me to keep my foot off the floor when pressing the accelerator.

    • Dima
      Dima 22 күн бұрын

      same thing was on dashboard in classic lada models untill very end of production in 2012, called «economometer»

  • anthony esparza
    anthony esparza 2 ай бұрын +3

    NEED MORE VIDEOS LIKE THIS!!!

  • Lane Dexter
    Lane Dexter 2 ай бұрын +39

    The spark plug “chuffer” air pump used to be common, and I think Cepek sold them to offroaders into the 1970’s. On Dad’s 1950 Plymouth with flathead six, it was very convenient. The swamp cooler was only worth the effort in hot country, not here in the PNW. I still have a tread grooving iron, and I used to have a Goodyear truck tire marked “regroovable.” But I only used the iron to improve offroad tread on a 4x4. Today, there are laws against regrooving, which would be dangerous with today’s tires. Curb feelers actually help, and I had them on my 1958 Cadillac. The many uses of that vacuum gauge represent some creative marketing. But in The Day, a Mechanic was a guy with timing light, dwell/tach meter, vacuum gauge and a box of tools (and a lot of know-how). The wiper arm pressure gauge is a marketing tool for service stations. Thanks for taking me back, guys.

    • battlescars858
      battlescars858 2 ай бұрын

      The tire grooving tool is still used today but while it is spinning on the back of a vehicle (offroad truck mostly) to help with terrain fixes

    • Brian Hawes
      Brian Hawes 2 ай бұрын +2

      My dad was a mechanic and his go-to tools were just what you listed. Timing light, vacuum gauge and a small screwdriver for the carb screws.
      Some of my first memories are of holding the flashlight for him, under the hood of a car. Trauma, I’m telling you.

  • A K
    A K Ай бұрын

    Great video and cool stuff, thank you. I recently bought pair of slicks (old tires) for my Altima's rears (there is no bad impact, cause this FWD) for some empty street race. The shop owner told that they properly used and keep the shape. But I would like to have that tool to make few threads on tires for wet weather.

  • Kubos Kube
    Kubos Kube 2 ай бұрын

    Best sponsor plug I've heard on weeks. Good job guys. XD

  • shop shop
    shop shop 2 ай бұрын +6

    Pulling out that whole fish to cook is your in-car oven has to go into your hall of fame. A great moment in TV history.

  • Brain Quench
    Brain Quench 2 ай бұрын +1

    The car was the main game and these extra gadgets are like the DLC.

  • Carlos fuentes
    Carlos fuentes 2 ай бұрын +2

    That mile-o-meter is basically the same thing they have in U-Hauls

    • DJ Shedd
      DJ Shedd 2 ай бұрын +4

      That's exactly what it is

  • The RC Guru
    The RC Guru 2 ай бұрын

    I actually retread my redwing boots with a soldering iron to this day lol.

  • G
    G 2 ай бұрын +36

    All I’m saying is, you guys make way better commercials than most ad agencies today.

  • Gerald Trudeau
    Gerald Trudeau 2 ай бұрын +48

    Back in 1966 when I was driving cross-country, with my newly pregnant wife, I had to buy one of those swamp coolers when I started across the Mojave Desert. It was no air conditioner, but it was better than nothing. The only other accessory that went with it was a canvas bag of water that you hung in front of your radiator as you were driving. The theory is that the slipstream of the air would keep the water cool. Again, better than nothing.

    • P RO
      P RO 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Lucas Pehkonen In addition to what Leonard said, today's cars both run hotter normally and also have minimal cooling systems to save cost and weight. It's all to gain fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, but when you figure in the exorbitant costs of repairing today's cars the increased efficiency doesn't compensate. And I'm not sure emissions are really that much worse on a cooler engine.

    • Leonard Cole
      Leonard Cole 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Lucas Pehkonen the ac compressor makes your engine work harder and produces a lot more heat in the system. When the ambient temperature is 120-140 degrees near the road surface, your vehicle struggles to manage and remove heat from the system. Combine that with the increased load from the steep inclines and it’s common for head gaskets to blow or radiators to rapidly empty themselves of coolant. Turning off engine loads is advised especially the ac.

    • Lucas Pehkonen
      Lucas Pehkonen 2 ай бұрын

      @Leonard Cole What's the reason for turning of the ac? So high temps so the compressor breaks down maybe?

    • Leonard Cole
      Leonard Cole 2 ай бұрын +4

      The swamp cooler very much would still have a place today. I lived in the Mojave for a while and saw many many cars broken down in the mountains that ignored the “turn off a/c” signs. A swamp cooler would have been pretty great in that environment.

  • Doc Possum
    Doc Possum 2 ай бұрын

    Y'all know we don't have smell-o-vision yet right?! 😂

  • J.A. G.
    J.A. G. Ай бұрын

    At least with obd systems. You can unplug the injector and and coil pack !

  • Lonnie Hensley
    Lonnie Hensley 2 ай бұрын

    very cool video , very interesting stuff, thanks for sharing. and getting a thumbs up !!

  • Thomas Bailey
    Thomas Bailey Ай бұрын

    I remember when I was a kid in the early 50s we rented one of the swamp coolers to drive across a desert. Rent on one side and turn it in one the other.

  • David Miller
    David Miller Ай бұрын

    lol I actually use one of those RoadPro 12v ovens quite a bit. Sure, it's small and it takes a hell of a long time. But for frozen french bread pizza? Works great. :D

  • Greg K
    Greg K 2 ай бұрын +730

    When I was a teenager, I must have re-grooved hundreds of bus tires. Many truck tires are (or at least 40 years ago were) marked as regrooveable. My brother-in-law had a business where he and his father bought old school buses, cleaned them up, and re-sold them. It actually worked well on most tires. Some tires did not have enough meat on them to make a big difference. It probably took me between an hour to 2 hours to do one tire. Needless to say, it was much cheaper to pay me $4/hr. to regroove a tire than to replace the tire.

    • Kevin
      Kevin Ай бұрын

      @Jonny Karlsson no there not there retarded the cut the tread off and reglue a new tread on

    • Adam O'Neale
      Adam O'Neale 2 ай бұрын

      @Greg K yes, I used to work for a commercial tyre company. I worked out of a van using tyre irons and jacks, no fancy tools except fpr the compressor and the regroover. I'd say ten to fifteen minutes per tyre. I always found the heated blade to run through like butter. Smoke bloody stank though. I remember one chap regrooving his hand once trying to rush to get home. It took a chunk out and quarterised the wound. Not pretty

    • Greg K
      Greg K 2 ай бұрын

      @Adam O'Neale It was over 40 years ago. I was only emphasizing the low cost versus buying a tire. Have you ever regrooved a truck tire and how long did it take you? Glad that you weren't my boss then, if you're bitching about how long a stranger took to do it!

    • Adam O'Neale
      Adam O'Neale 2 ай бұрын

      2 hours for one tyre? You stopping for a sandwich every 3 inches??

    • Patrick Shaw
      Patrick Shaw 2 ай бұрын

      @Jonny Karlsson Airliner main gear tires can be recapped 20-25 times. Never saw a nose gear tire recapped though.

  • MyUndefeated
    MyUndefeated Ай бұрын +3

    The regroover is still used heavily in dirt track racing. Also, back in the day, tires were re-groovable and had extra rubber. Today, it is only seen on semi tires.

  • avnmech
    avnmech Ай бұрын

    Curb feelers totally worked, poor man’s parking sensors!

  • Architect172 schaakmatyo
    Architect172 schaakmatyo Ай бұрын +1

    pretty cool stuff stil for stuff from the 70's.

  • Bryant Lugo
    Bryant Lugo Ай бұрын +1

    I actually found the very same car oven and used it to heat burritos on my way to work.

  • Stathis Bikos
    Stathis Bikos Ай бұрын

    5:15 Your engine will produce vacuum when UNloaded... If you plug in your scantool and take a look at your MAP readings you will see that the lowest pressure (most vacuum) is when coasting, followed by idle. When on full load your manifold pressure is near ambient pressure.
    So either I didn't hear you right (very possible, apologies) or I think you had that backwards?

  • YRT Racing Team
    YRT Racing Team 2 ай бұрын

    3:55 it might be worth a try to set the hose on fire on the wheel side end to see if fuel is in the hose or not 😶

  • IRMacGuyver
    IRMacGuyver 2 ай бұрын +2

    @11:40 If only you realized how much that it is still common for supposed testing groups today to still be made up by the companies themselves.

  • Falinzin
    Falinzin Ай бұрын

    I have to regroove tires at work occasionally, for forklifts though, with solid tires, so no fear of them exploding lol.

  • mmjackk
    mmjackk Ай бұрын +6

    The yellow progress bar to show the sponsor part progress is fkn genius. I liked the progress bar so much I didn't even skip the ad. Nice stuff.
    This channel has always been "different". That's what I like about it.

    • cat
      cat Ай бұрын +2

      makes it easier for sponsorblock users to skip it entirely 😂

  • MrBogie4646
    MrBogie4646 2 ай бұрын +11

    back in higschool autoshop days we had a sparkplug sandblaster. I am very curious to see your impressions on that.

  • TheReal Trucker
    TheReal Trucker 2 ай бұрын

    The tires also have to be made as regroovable tires

  • korinogaro 1988
    korinogaro 1988 Ай бұрын

    watching the mile-o-meter I think it would read much closer to what algorithm gives you if you were able to read values from car computer at fast enough intervals. Because right now it takes multiple values, averages them and throws at the display every fix time interval. While the mile-o-meter gives you values instantly.

  • MrHillfolk
    MrHillfolk 2 ай бұрын +1

    9:00 on average ,it takes 20mins of driving to recharge the battery back up to where it was before you started the car.

  • Jahsani
    Jahsani 2 ай бұрын

    Would you guys do some tests, on the seen on TV Alien Tape?

  • Stephen Long
    Stephen Long Ай бұрын

    Of course when that sparkplug tire pump was made car sparkplugs were super easy to get to. And my 67 Barracuda had a guage like that on the dash to check gas mileage...

  • ΠapalIVI
    ΠapalIVI 2 ай бұрын

    Well... i do need new wipers for the yata... and you guys really make me wanna wipe because i have streaks... so streak free wipes would be nice...

  • local631
    local631 Ай бұрын

    made a version of the spark plug air hose for motorcycles riding .. used an old compression tester and made a longer hose to reach all tires.. that and a plug kit and you are good to go in less than 5

  • jonathan richard
    jonathan richard Ай бұрын

    The tire treader should work with filled ones

  • Soot
    Soot 2 ай бұрын

    That swamp cooler principal works with a wet sock cooling whatever is inside of it. Did it in Kuwait in 120 degree heat. Cooled our water bottles pretty well

  • Michael Blosser
    Michael Blosser 2 ай бұрын +1

    Curb Feelers were to keep a distance from the curb (protect the white walls) they were not for parallel parking

  • Backmarker Racing
    Backmarker Racing 2 ай бұрын +178

    The tire groover is still in use today. We use them all the time on our Midget and Sprint Car dirt tires. It is also common practice to sipe the tires and even take a grinder to them to take the outer layer of rubber off so that you have some fresh rubber before hitting the track. With that said, I would never groove a street tire. That is nuts,

    • Michael Free
      Michael Free Ай бұрын

      On the oldest of old highway tires it wasn't uncommon to mount the entire wheel on a motorized hub and shave rubber off, just enough to make the tire perfectly concentric to the wheel center. The groover would come out after to get the grooves consistent in depth, and then you'd balance it.

    • Backmarker Racing
      Backmarker Racing 2 ай бұрын

      @Mike Kramer yeah, I have seen my cousins old teams using them in the AFT stuff.

    • Mike Kramer
      Mike Kramer 2 ай бұрын +1

      We also still use them for flat track motorcycle racing. Definitely a "Takes me back" category tool.

    • James G
      James G 2 ай бұрын +1

      They still skim tires for 60s racing cars now, otherwise you have to throw away a £250 tire after one weekend of racing

    • Roger M
      Roger M 2 ай бұрын +1

      Those are often used in poor countries to get more life out of bald tires (not recommended)

  • Scyth3934
    Scyth3934 2 ай бұрын

    For the mile-o-meter, you can just be conscious of how hard you're pressing on the gas pedal... that's all it does.

  • Thomas Daneault
    Thomas Daneault Ай бұрын

    Couldn’t stop watching the wiper ad if I wanted to😂

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith Ай бұрын

    That schrader spark plug pump hooked up to a long stroke old school straight 6 engine would air up a pickup truck tire in 20 seconds or less.

  • Mohamed Saeed
    Mohamed Saeed 2 ай бұрын +7

    So no one will talk about what was blurred behind Nolan?

  • Fishua
    Fishua 2 ай бұрын +1906

    Why didn't you put the curb feelers on Nolan's car? Oh right... it's a stationary art piece now.

    • Chris Ledger
      Chris Ledger Ай бұрын

      Something about wiper blades for the first 5 minutes

    • Goosyboi
      Goosyboi 2 ай бұрын

      Who's nolan

    • rc racing
      rc racing 2 ай бұрын

      Dude that thing is literally like art dude, if you sell the car it’s hard to get a car in the same condition

    • Pixr VFX
      Pixr VFX 2 ай бұрын

      @coonyman10 who’s dead

    • Hudsyn Burkholder
      Hudsyn Burkholder 2 ай бұрын

      @M K it was running when junkyard dogs (Kevin brown) came and got it to fire off, it just never moved

  • skyler johnson
    skyler johnson Ай бұрын +4

    These videos seem to be getting more and more like cable tv car channels. Hope the donut media personal touch isn’t lost along the way

    • Nathan Woten
      Nathan Woten Ай бұрын

      Ya because there on the motor trend app now and almost all the shows on there that are good are getting cut or turning to crap with new hosts

  • micheal fretwell
    micheal fretwell 2 ай бұрын +2

    I like how they categorised the items except the tyre regroover I used that type and more modern ones to add grooves to non grooved forklift tyres for better traction and have re grooved my own tyres more than a few times there good for slightly worn tyres but not ones that are fairly worn for cheap tyre options back in the day for that were recaps

  • mk
    mk Ай бұрын

    We had the curb-feelers when I was young. I remember the sound like it was yesterday.

  • Tony Walker
    Tony Walker Ай бұрын

    That sponsor ad is hands down the best ad I've ever seen.

  • Tiptonite
    Tiptonite 2 ай бұрын +36

    I forgot about curb feelers! Used to see them at car shows when I was a kid.

  • Max Calder
    Max Calder Ай бұрын

    I bought a 25$ used tire that was probably re-grooved because it literally got a baseball sized bump after driving on it for three weeks.

  • David Robertson
    David Robertson Ай бұрын

    1:50 someone should show how they remove a DUMP from your screen LOL

  • AmyX
    AmyX 2 ай бұрын

    So…soldering iron could redo my tire treads? Bad life hack lol 😅

  • Bad Dog
    Bad Dog 2 ай бұрын

    blast from the past.
    Fender guards were still being used in the 1970s and 80s.
    In the 80s I only seen them on Chicano cars.

  • Elijah Collier
    Elijah Collier 2 ай бұрын +9

    For the tandem and single axel trucks I work on, I sometimes have to sipe the tires with a "regrover" essentially I'll just cut a new pattern in a new tire to match a previous tires tread pattern. It works really well

  • crusade birb
    crusade birb Ай бұрын

    "You use vacuum when you hit the gaspedal" uh no, the vacuum gets less, since your vacuum line is behind the throttlebody. When you open the throttle, the vacuum gets less.

  • POCGamer
    POCGamer 2 ай бұрын

    So... yeah. I did a deployment with the Canadian Army to Bosnia back in 2000-01, and saw one of those tire retreaders in action in a local repair shop! A 14 year old kid had a job there retreading truck tires. He had it on a a wheel balancer moving at low speed and he cut wavy lines into it was it went. It was sketchy AF!

  • Nick Rudd
    Nick Rudd 2 ай бұрын +19

    Those tread cutters used to be used for cutting a extra 5000 miles out of our Truck tyres. They were ment to be recut though so were thicker rubber.

    • rustler08
      rustler08 2 ай бұрын

      @immDroidz Not even the same thing

    • Eric D
      Eric D 2 ай бұрын +3

      @immDroidz Retread and regroove are different things. Retreading (better known as "capping") is gluing new tread on top of an existing tire. Regrooving is cutting new grooves into an existing tire surface.

    • immDroidz
      immDroidz 2 ай бұрын

      It's still a thing, i've had re-treadable tyres on trucks i've driven in the past few years

  • Jack Rogers, Jr.
    Jack Rogers, Jr. 2 ай бұрын

    Trico has a crazy deal at O’Reilly right now 2 for 1. Go snag some while you can winter is coming folks even with the global warming it’s December!!! We had a crazy downpour rain storm in Maine yesterday and sold tons of wipers but towards closing time we were practically sleeping lmaooo😂

  • Quad Video By Reggiexp
    Quad Video By Reggiexp 2 ай бұрын

    5:34 reminds me of the good old bmw e36 guage that did the same and it some what worked

  • Alhanalem the Yuke
    Alhanalem the Yuke 2 ай бұрын

    okay while i've complained about the in-video ads in the past, this one was hilarious.

  • Haunt Gossamer
    Haunt Gossamer 2 ай бұрын +1054

    I love that this Windshield Wiper add became a parody of toilet paper commercials lmao

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous 24 күн бұрын

      I actually might have to look for these wipers

    • Blank
      Blank Ай бұрын

      Same

    • LaterNerd
      LaterNerd 2 ай бұрын

      @Anton Schleef I was using Bosch Icon wipers for years and they've been great. But I heard about PIAA recently and bought a set of the silicone ones. They are amazing. Completely silent and gets every last drop out of your way. I read online that a lot of OEM's when cars from the factory and I can see why.
      Really any silicone wiper is gonna be at least pretty good. I got a cheaper set for my mom's car and they work well. Albeit not quite as smooth. The amount of people using the shittiest wipers you can get at Walmart is ridiculous. If you pair a good set of silicone wipers with a coating of Aquapel you'll be set for a long time. It makes driving in the rain so much nicer. It's worth the extra couple bucks and effort.

    • anydaynow
      anydaynow 2 ай бұрын

      Lol, yeah if the youtube thing doesn't work out of them (*sarcasm) they can always start an ad agency!

    • Somnophobe
      Somnophobe 2 ай бұрын +1

      @bossaalini You still need wipers to clean the dust and bugs off of your windshield.. and ash from all the fires, I guess.

  • speeder's gaming crew
    speeder's gaming crew 2 ай бұрын

    Modern day retreads involves adding more rubber than cutting the treads in

  • wyleFTW
    wyleFTW 2 ай бұрын

    I doubt that swamp cooler beats just rolling down your window

  • SQ7FLAME
    SQ7FLAME Ай бұрын

    They had way too much fun with their sponsor

  • Hamguy Bacon
    Hamguy Bacon 2 ай бұрын

    alternators were introduced in the 1960's for cars. back then cars didn't need the large voltage.
    The light probably drew power from the battery and did its job.

  • Abimanyu Putra
    Abimanyu Putra 2 ай бұрын +181

    Fun Fact : That fender thingy is what Sheriff from Cars had on the side.

    • SteakBaked99
      SteakBaked99 2 ай бұрын

      Not really a fun fact, more like common sense

    • Observations in cars
      Observations in cars 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Caleb Foster if you saw the movie you'd know that line is said by the sheriff to McQueen. So yes I'm referencing the sheriff.

    • Somnophobe
      Somnophobe 2 ай бұрын +2

      I've only ever seen them on the old pimp cars.. tricked out classic Caddies and Lincolns.

    • Ben Gemignani
      Ben Gemignani 2 ай бұрын +1

      My first car was my grandma's last, and she had these. They do work, kinda.

    • Caleb Foster
      Caleb Foster 2 ай бұрын +5

      @Observations in cars doc doesn't rock these, sheriff does.

  • ragnorock cookie
    ragnorock cookie 2 ай бұрын +1

    If you were able to add rubber onto the tire and then use that tool it would be useful but the fact that you take out material from a tire that is worn down it's making the walls thinner and it'll make it more dangerous overall

  • afiqterv
    afiqterv 2 ай бұрын +2

    "Hey Nolan,so you wipe"
    my favourite line

  • ranwolf76
    ranwolf76 2 ай бұрын

    I think the oven would be good for heating up a sandwich or a hot pocket

  • BryceG
    BryceG 2 ай бұрын

    BMW had a vacuum based econ gauge e30s and I believe e36 and probably all the others around then.

  • RustBunny
    RustBunny 2 ай бұрын

    Cooking fish inside your vehicle should be considered a foul on the same level as nuking fish in a shared microwave at work.

  • Hector B
    Hector B Ай бұрын

    That Trico add was Genius bout to cop rn😂

  • Jeff Vaughn
    Jeff Vaughn Ай бұрын

    We used to cut treads on our race tires.. aww man that is a nervous evolution you can only mess up once lol..

  • Mike Gauthier
    Mike Gauthier 2 ай бұрын

    Funny that we used the tire regroover until circa 2010 for Canadian Army truck tires lolll

  • John Snow
    John Snow 2 ай бұрын +773

    For off roading the spark plug inflator would be a great back up if u have a v8

    • Do Tar
      Do Tar Ай бұрын

      These were sold as an emergency fix. Actually had a friend use one on a slow leak while we were on a cross country ride back in the 70's. (Think "Easy Rider", but with less shooting.)
      Kick starting a Harley running on one cylinder is a special treat.

    • Karl H. Künstler
      Karl H. Künstler Ай бұрын

      @Nicolas Moran Spark plug wire with a boot that sticks onto the spark plug.

    • Nicolas Moran
      Nicolas Moran Ай бұрын

      @Karl H. Künstler what is a sparkplug boot? you mean the coilpack or the wire?

    • Karl H. Künstler
      Karl H. Künstler Ай бұрын

      @Nicolas Moran On my Audi you need a special tool just to remove the spark plug boots as they sit so deep inside the engine.

    • For The Love Of Noise
      For The Love Of Noise 2 ай бұрын

      @Nick Barnes did you even pay attention ....

  • Rebel
    Rebel 2 ай бұрын +3

    you guys are awesome, just a bunch of buddys doing what you love.

  • Nelson Barros
    Nelson Barros Ай бұрын

    the best wiper ad yet hahah

  • Glenn Normand
    Glenn Normand 2 ай бұрын +15

    Around 1950, spare tires had long rubber air tubes connected from a spare tire schrader valve to one that stuck through the rear of the trunk behind bumper-so you could check the pressure of a spare without having to move your luggage-stuff around. Some cars had a distilled water reservoir over the battery, with an automatic filler to replace what evaporated out of the battery in use.

    • Guillotines For Globalists
      Guillotines For Globalists 2 ай бұрын

      That would be handy for hidden spares or tires held upside down under the vehicle. Most often spare tires are mounted in such a way where the shrader is not accessible without removing the tire from it's mounting location.

    • Austin Lucas
      Austin Lucas 2 ай бұрын

      All of those sound like nice features.

    • Eargesplitten Loudenboomer
      Eargesplitten Loudenboomer 2 ай бұрын

      The Cadillac Seville drum thermometers were super cool if you're not familiar.

  • NytroDesigns
    NytroDesigns 2 ай бұрын

    Those fender feelers are basically on like.. city busses. lmao, they are heavier metal cable with a like.. metal guard on the end, hang off the front by the door, so the driver can hear when they're against the curb and there the doors open. They are a good idea for cars, just probably need a specific design for each car, which kind of defeats the purpose.