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Old 11-10-2011, 03:33 PM
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I know. I tried, but you saw right through it.

The sic part about this is, I could probably walk over to my shop, open my tool box to the drawer with the tools that are not used anymore or the ones I don't know what the hell they are used for, and pull one of those out, still wouldn't know what it was. Yes I do have such a drawer, not only that I buy tools I have no idea what they are or what they are used for, some very old. I used to ask the old timers what they were, but now I are one.

I have some kind of hook out there that I have had for at least 10 years, no one knows what it is.

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The sic part about this is, I could probably walk over to my shop open my tool box to the drawer with the tools that are not used anymore or the ones I don't know what the hell they are used for, and pull one of those out, still wouldn't know what it was. Yes I do have such a drawer, not only that I buy tools I have no idea what they are or what they are used for, some very old. I used to ask the old timers what they were but now I are one.

I have some kind of hook out there that I have had for at least 10 years, no one knows what it is.

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You? An old timer? Please! You're only ## years old!

By the way, that is pretty cool to have a collection of tools from back in the day. I wouldn't mind having some around the garage, even if they just serve as conversation pieces.

I was thinking earlier that there ought to be a wiki on the tool Dave has posted, just so there is an actual reference out there for it. I have tried every which way to Google something and nothing has come up.

I'm sure many members here have a collection of unidentified tools. Perhaps one of you can start a thread on them where you can post pictures and hopefully someone who knows about them can chime in. i think it would be quite valuable information. Just a thought...
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:56 PM
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You? An old timer? Please! You're only ## years old!

By the way, that is pretty cool to have a collection of tools from back in the day. I wouldn't mind having some around the garage, even if they just serve as conversation pieces.

I was thinking earlier that there ought to be a wiki on the tool Dave has posted, just so there is an actual reference out there for it. I have tried every which way to Google something and nothing has come up.

I'm sure many members here have a collection of unidentified tools. Perhaps one of you can start a thread on them where you can post pictures and hopefully someone who knows about them can chime in. i think it would be quite valuable information. Just a thought...
I'm trying to drag this out until my brother calls and tells me what it is. What Dave W posted.

A lot of the tools I have are wood working tools I think. That hook like thing I have is about 10# and I thought it had something to do with logging but even those old guys don't know.

Bob

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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?
Yep

And Nolan, a WAG is often as good as assume or being right - but in this case ....... buzzzzzz wrong

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They look like what could be used to roll knurling, but why any knurling would be needed on a distributor I wouldn't know unless it were to raise the surface to get a tighter fit- like for a gear or eccentric on a shaft or the distributor body into the tunnel.
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OK - today is THE day .

Cobalt in his 3071 post was about the closest and I will turn it over to him for the next trivia.

BUT, to the rest, good ideas of what those gadgets are but wrong!!

Now, (drum roll and fanfare)

These are/were used with point style distributors to put a radius on the contact set rubbing block so the points wouldn't lose their gap adjustment/dwell angle after a couple thousand miles. And they worked. You did need to pull distributors out to do the job, but I usually did. It always looked impressive to a customer that you could pull the electrical 'heart' out of the family passenger car, perform minor surgery then pop it back in and start it right up(dam I miss those simpler days)

If I can find them, I do have a couple more "gadget tools" for a later time.

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These are/were used with point style distributors to put a radius on the contact set rubbing block so the points wouldn't lose their gap adjustment/dwell angle after a couple thousand miles. And they worked. You did need to pull distributors out to do the job, but I usually did. It always looked impressive to a customer that you could pull the electrical 'heart' out of the family passenger car, perform minor surgery then pop it back in and start it right up(dam I miss those simpler days)

If I can find them, I do have a couple more "gadget tools" for a later time.

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I cannot believe there is no info out there on this. Learned something though. Looking forward to the other "gadget tools". Btw, is there an official name for these tools?
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Btw, is there an official name for these tools?
Probably - but 40+ years later - no idea!!
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Probably - but 40+ years later - no idea!!

Dave when you get up in age and someone asks you about a tool, or you are working on a a car and need a tool and can't remember it, it is called a Doohickey, like hand me that Doohickey. You don't want people to know when you have a Brain fade.

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Besides "Volvo", anyone know what three things (at least) the emblem can represent?

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Besides "Volvo", anyone know what three things (at least) the emblem can represent?

Man

Mars, the God of War

Iron

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Mars, the God of War

Iron

Bob
I was gonna give extra points for having four- but "Bob" didn't qualify.

Your floor.
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I was gonna give extra points for having four- but "Bob" didn't qualify.

Your floor.
You guys take a short break, I just got the dinner call.

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OK - today is THE day .

Cobalt in his 3071 post was about the closest and I will turn it over to him for the next trivia.

BUT, to the rest, good ideas of what those gadgets are but wrong!!

Now, (drum roll and fanfare)

These are/were used with point style distributors to put a radius on the contact set rubbing block so the points wouldn't lose their gap adjustment/dwell angle after a couple thousand miles. And they worked. You did need to pull distributors out to do the job, but I usually did. It always looked impressive to a customer that you could pull the electrical 'heart' out of the family passenger car, perform minor surgery then pop it back in and start it right up(dam I miss those simpler days)

If I can find them, I do have a couple more "gadget tools" for a later time.

Dave W
Dave, That was a good one. It was driving me nuts. The answer stupefied me. I sold auto parts and tools when I was young(back in the point/condensor days) and just don't remember that tool. I will however borrow your trivia question to use on mechanic friends and my older brother who sold auto parts, to see if they remember it. Good one Man!
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This might be a lame one but I will ask it anyway.

Back in the 40's what aircraft company tried their hand at making cars?
How many did they make? And what were they called?

Bob
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