Light weight rocket

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    wthrgssr75's Avatar
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    Light weight rocket

    I was in the autozone the other day and saw a tool that I'd used several times and not thought twice about. It is a clutch plate alignment tool on the "help" isle. They are made of plastic and cost about $7. With light modification, this could be made into a wrist rocket. If you REALLY want a metal one, find an old PTO drive line from a tractor and machine it down, but it's gonna be heavy. This plastic tool (even if it had a solid brass head) would still weigh less than one pound. As far as darts go for the gauntlets, get some dremel bits (green beveled stone type) and just paint them. If they need to be sharpened, put em' in the dremel and grind on some metal. I like to save a buck when I can and try to pass on what I learn.
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    Re: Light weight rocket

    Nice find! It looks similar but I think it's shorter than the original rocket.

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    Re: Light weight rocket

    Closer than one might think. The plastic tools overall length is about 4-6 inches not counting the ring. The diameter and length also depend on the vehicle model that it fits. A GM 60's too 80's with a 5.7 (350) should be very close. Something like a MG or other foreign vehicle may have too small of a splined shaft.
    Last edited by wthrgssr75; Jan 1, 2012 at 5:44 AM.

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    Re: Light weight rocket

    Nice find! It's always fun to adapt existings parts

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