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Today 07:44 AM
496CHEVY3100 Kaiser /Fraizer.??
Today 06:31 AM
harposrepair Thanks guys!
Some of you may have already known this cause I only found out about this a few years ago and you guys have been working on old cars a lot longer than I have, but here goes.

I'm thinking of two cars in the late 30's to early 40's range. The first one of is more known than the second, but they share the same body except for the front and maybe the chassis.

The second one I've seen. The owner said he did a lot of research on his and found this out.
Yesterday 11:54 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
John actually had it correct until he decided against his first thought. It is indeed as towbar.
I thought about that, and decided it was too short
Yesterday 04:24 PM
John long Harposrepair said he had a good question. If he is still folowing the thread this would be a good place to let him jump in and ask one.

If he doesn't in the next little while, someone jump in for me.

John
Yesterday 04:03 PM
boothboy John actually had it correct until he decided against his first thought. It is indeed as towbar. A 1930's Tow Pilot to be exact. Invented and patented by Cletus A. Kline and manufactured in Caro, MI. You can see how it pivots in the below picture.
If you had to use this piece of equipment today you'd have to punch a couple of holes first.

BB
Yesterday 03:53 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
OK - it's a Whimlinger. (This one has Whitworth fittings, so it is for an English vehicle)

Whimlingers are used for adjusting the whosis to align with the thingamabob, which must be done periodically if the doofunny is out of adjustment

This only applies to turboencabulator-equipped cars, of course
Oh! Your talking about a Panhard of course.

BB
Yesterday 03:25 PM
Dave57210 OK - it's a Whimlinger. (This one has Whitworth fittings, so it is for an English vehicle)

Whimlingers are used for adjusting the whosis to align with the thingamabob, which must be done periodically if the doofunny is out of adjustment

This only applies to turboencabulator-equipped cars, of course
08-20-2014 06:44 PM
John long I thought of an old bumper clamp tow bar but it does not have a pivot built into it so I ruled that out. It definitely clamps to something on both ends. Also has a grease fitting so it can swivel.

Maybe used to bend straight axles for allignment?

John
08-20-2014 06:33 PM
Rodnit Some of us 50 somethings don't know either.....
08-20-2014 12:44 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by Dragonoake View Post
OK, speaking of Mid-50's Chevy 150's....
A lot of the '57 Black Widow cars started out with FI, but were found to run better with carbs
Why?
I was always told they had a lot of problems with the fuel injection system working properly and required a lot of maintenance back then.
08-20-2014 07:36 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by vettedreams2001 View Post
Coil spring compressor?
Nope not a coil spring compressor.
Here's a hint.
The part this gadget is used on still exists on today's cars and trucks. The parts the same but its different.

BB
08-20-2014 12:39 AM
496CHEVY3100 A bolt would probably work better since it has threads to help keep it in place,,I normally use a phillips screwdriver ,
08-19-2014 10:24 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Chinese finger torture test /
Today one of my co-workers, a young feller, he learned something very valuable. It was when you remove the power window motor out of an old style window regulator, always put a bolt thru the hole to keep the spring from whipping it back and almost cutting your finger off! He left tonight in some pain with an ice pack on his hand.

Brian
08-19-2014 10:12 PM
vettedreams2001 Coil spring compressor?
08-19-2014 09:09 PM
ericnova72
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
You guys are giving me an infuriority complex. I am an old fart and don't have a clue.

John
Same here, 47 and not a clue??!!
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