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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2014, 11:17:43 am »
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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 11:22:35 am »
This is something I might be interested in for work to help in making faster and better diagnosis.

That is why I purchased it. It is a little hard to get used to but I was able to take pictures of the cylinder walls without removeing anything but the muffler. Have not yet gotten a SD card for it but I figure that would only be necessary for movies. The sale runs til the end of Frbruary and the 25% off coupon works on it even though the thing is already on sale. It is product 60695. Roger go here to have a look:

http://www.harborfreight.com/high-resolution-digital-inspection-camera-with-recorder-60695.html
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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2014, 01:01:13 pm »
Just wondering, do these things fit down the plug hole without having to remove the muffler?

The way I do it now is pull muffler to see intake side of cyl and pull plug to see exhaust side.  If it would fit down the spark plug hole could do it all quickly.

How bad do you want to see inside? fiberoptic bore scope  http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Vision-300-Fiberoptic-Borescope/dp/B000U07X6E

Inspect without opening it up to look at crankbearings, cranks, port timing etc.

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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2014, 01:34:16 pm »
Just wondering, do these things fit down the plug hole without having to remove the muffler?

The way I do it now is pull muffler to see intake side of cyl and pull plug to see exhaust side.  If it would fit down the spark plug hole could do it all quickly.

It sure does, that is why it took me a long time to decide. the one that you found has a 5/8 inch head and will not fit down the plug hole. With a little messing about, you can actually get it under the piston when at TDC and have a look at the main bearings. It comes with a 90 degree mirror attachment that works pretty good.
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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2014, 01:41:15 pm »
In comparison the high-end SnakeScope that William Green uses is around 5-700$. I could not justify that much! There are a couple available from Home Cheapo but they also have 5/8 inch heads, I think Milwaukee makes them. I will stick it down a plug hole so that you can see what it does. Head is also water proof and comes with a small magnet and a hook for fishing your wife's wedding ring out of the garbage disposal. I purposely threw a  circlip down into a crankcase that I have to split and after some more messing about was able to retrieve it with the magnet.
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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2014, 02:32:05 pm »
The attached photographs are from my snakescope clone down through the plug hole they are left side transfers, right side transfers, intake port, and two of the EP. Only lighting was from the device internal lighting using the 90 degree mirror attachment.
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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2014, 02:54:57 pm »
I have looked at the Milwaukee and DeWalt ones now and then.  Always looked interesting for a number of applications.

What is the diameter of the head on the one you bought?

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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2014, 03:01:05 pm »
7.62mm 0.308 inches, 30 caliber. The ones I looked at from both of those vendors and IIRC the heads on them would not fit down a 14mm spark plug hole.
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Re: SnakeScope clone at Harbor Freight
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2014, 05:38:57 pm »
Milwaukee is showing a 9.5 mm head, and DeWalt a 9 mm head on some of their models.  But not at the price you got that one for!

Years ago I had to borrow one from Olympus for project in a plant.  $10,000.

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http://www.milwaukeetool.com/instruments/inspection-and-detection/2312-21

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