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Old 11-04-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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best use of a beer/soda can

what is your best use of a soda can, this isnt my best but it is the only one i have pictures of
I bought an old arcade machine and the coin counter had been modified, when I would stick a coin in and it would slide down the trough. The trough turned down and went vertical, and the coins would fly out


So need to build a cover to guide the coins so I cut open a soda can
Cut
fold
Works fine
now I don’t have to trigger it by hand anymore

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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I, uh, have a friend that once used one for recreational purposes when there was nothing else available on a camping trip
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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I, uh, have a friend that once used one for recreational purposes when there was nothing else available on a camping trip
i uh dont see how that is posible but i could be thinking uhh wrong, and dont think i what to know
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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made a check valve for my air compressor outa a pop can. lasted a couple years & was working when I sold it
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:06 AM   #5
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My dad once made an alternate fuel supply for our '67 Ford pickup when the fuel pump failed at 9:00 at night on a lonely stretch of interstate.

He was a regular McGyver. He found a pop can in the ditch, then took a section of windshield washer hose, syphoned some gas from the tank, and then duct taped the can to the windshield and gravity fed fuel into a vent hole on top of the carb bowl. That got us a mile to an exit and gas station.

Then he bought some fuel line, a gas can, and a nipple that fit the carb inlet. Secured the gas can behind the cab above the carb level, started a syphon, and fed fuel to the carb for the last 50 miles home.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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made a check valve for my air compressor outa a pop can. lasted a couple years & was working when I sold it
me and my dad did that once but we took it out when the rebuild kit got there a few days later
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:06 AM   #7
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #8
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Froze a car door shut with a beer canonce
I took a can filled it with water and poked a hole it, sat it on top of the car so that it was leaking down the door jamb (it was a very cold night). Not only did it freeze the door shut but the Dick head that owned the car claimed that it bent the door
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #9
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Sorry guys, you're all wrong.
Except maybe the starter cover. Gotta love that!


There are 2 main uses for an empty "beer" can.

#1 = Shim. They are very thin (.0035" typically), and don't rust.
#2 = Fill it with water and shoot it. More fun than enough.

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Old 11-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #10
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Made and sold about a zillion of these over the last 4 years



Took the money and bought this

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:38 PM   #11
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on the beach, at theme parks, the movies, everywhere.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #12
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In order of importance
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2. Return for deposit refund
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:01 AM   #13
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Shiming a R100/7 rear wheel bearing where the bearing race had spun in the Snowflake wheel, wearing a grove where the bearing race seated.
Cut a strip of from beer can, wrapped it around the bearing, a coating of JB Weld. Let the glue set up over night. Repacked the bearing with fresh grease, added a shim to the bearing pack made out of the rest of the beer can.
Rode the bike home from New Mexico to Minnesota with no problem. Stop every 5-10 miles for the first hundred miles and felt the rear hub, it was staying cool, after that I checked it for play every time I stop for gas, the bearing stayed just tight enought to where the bike handle well and the bearing stayed cool.
I think I could have continued to ride the bike with the beer can shimmed rear bearing, but replaced the Snowflake with a newer model with the cast in steel insert, just to be safe.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:21 AM   #14
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i uh dont see how that is posible but i could be thinking uhh wrong, and dont think i what to know
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:55 AM   #15
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Cut open cans were my go to material when I was younger for exhaust pipe and muffler repairs. That, and a few hose clamps, and you were socially acceptable noise wise again.
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