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Old 11-08-2011, 02:07 PM
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OK - I've waited long enough!!!

These two "things" are one for GM and one for Ford. You do have to be kinda long of tooth to know what they did.





About an inch in diameter and a bit more tall.

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I even did a "shout out" to my brother complete with photos and he like I, don't have a clue. Any hints?

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:36 PM
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I even did a "shout out" to my brother complete with photos and he like I, don't have a clue. Any hints?

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Back of the engine on GMs, front on most Fords(early -i.e. Y-blocks are rear). That should get you in a large ball park area

They are rare tools - obviously

Love it - I've 'stumped' the experts
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Maybe part(s) of an oil pump priming tool?

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Can we see down in the center of them?
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:59 PM
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Are they a tool for installing rope seals?

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Wot izzit?

Ok - review the hints

Its at the BACK of GMs and at the Front of Fords (except the "Y" block, where its at the back)

(OK - I'm thinking something to do with the distributor or the oil pump)

Not a recent thing ("ya gotta be long in the tooth to remember this")

An inch in diameter, and a bit taller than that

Specific ones for Ford and for GM

Two piece (something) with knurled sides, and a hole through it

Looks like its a "screw together" thingy - maybe it does up compression fittings for oil lines?

Ok - I'm officially not getting anywhere on it - I have seen such things, but I think I slept on my side and my brain rolled out my ear (along with memory of WHERE I saw 'em)
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Ok

Ok - I'm officially not getting anywhere on it - I have seen such things, but I think I slept on my side and my brain rolled out my ear (along with memory of WHERE I saw 'em)
I am so glad I wasn't drinking anything, I would have choked...

A tightener for a distributor? It looks like a fastener of some type, kind of what used for telegraph wires.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:06 AM
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Think PRE - electronic days. I have the two, only one was used much due to my own preferences and racing.

One more day and I'll give you the answer.

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Magneto Service Tools?

Dave, You really got me curious on this one! I THINK that they are magneto service tools for perhaps removing and installing the rotor in a magneto distributor(to overcome the magnetic pull). You are quite stingy on the clues, I don't blame you, I'd do the same and sit back LMAO. Nolan
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Dave, You really got me curious on this one! I THINK that they are magneto service tools for perhaps removing and installing the rotor in a magneto distributor(to overcome the magnetic pull). You are quite stingy on the clues, I don't blame you, I'd do the same and sit back LMAO. Nolan

Nolan - I really don't know what more I can give these kind folks out there scratching their heads.

They're tools. Look at the surfaces. They are simple and not used on magnetos.

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I use a similar looking tool, although on a much smaller scale than these, to cut motor brushes to conform w/the commutator of my slot car motors so the break in time will be shorter.
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From the resident Noob's perspective:

Considering the fact that these tools are quite old and are knurled on the surface, is it safe to think that these tools were meant to be turned by hand?
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From the resident Noob's perspective:

Considering the fact that these tools are quite old and are knurled on the surface, is it safe to think that these tools were meant to be turned by hand?
Hawk Safe is almost the same as assume, on this thread.

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Hawk Safe is almost the same as assume, on this thread.

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I know. I tried, but you saw right through it.
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Another WAG

Ok Dave, I guess my teeth ain't long enough for this test. I'm feeling pretty sure it has to do with a distributor from your WeakAHints. So even though I've never heard of one, here is another WAG, they are distributor hole reaming tools. Nolan
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