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What are these for?

A guy cleaning out his garage gave these to me. I don't know what they are for, but he seemed to think I'd find them useful.
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at first i thought they were anti siphon (theft) for fuel tank fillers
but they are to big for that
what you can use them for is wrench holders in your tool box
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I have seen this type spring before but for the life of me i can't remember what they are. Just how big are they ?


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Ayuh,... I believe those are early 70s vintage anti-theif devices for gas tank fills....

Before We had to deal with the restrictors at the tank fills, these were slipped down into the fill pipe to stop somebody from slipping a siphon hose into the tank....
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Ayuh,... I believe those are early 70s vintage anti-theif devices for gas tank fills....

Before We had to deal with the restrictors at the tank fills, these were slipped down into the fill pipe to stop somebody from slipping a siphon hose into the tank....
they looked too big to me, but maybee not
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I can't find a Ruler! They seem to be about 3-4 inches long.
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I can't find a Ruler! They seem to be about 3-4 inches long.
they looked bigger, i think they are the anti-siphon springs then
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A guy cleaning out his garage gave these to me. I don't know what they are for, but he seemed to think I'd find them useful.
Penile implant's prior to the invention of Viagra.
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Penile implant's prior to the invention of Viagra.
Boioioing, look it up, in urban dictionary.

I think its checking springs for some BIG valves.
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Boioioing, look it up, in urban dictionary.

I think its checking springs for some BIG valves.
At first, I thought about bicycle seat springs, then fork springs for the early BMX bikes, and then CHROME HOOD LATCH SPRINGS. And then there's handles for BBQ grills, Base springs for mobile ham radio antenna's, door stops, fishing pole holders for a john boat, door flap springs for vacuum secondary Quadrajet, need I go on? I figure that what ever you use them for, that's what their made for.

And last,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, redneck toilet paper holder on a stick.

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I can't find a Ruler! They seem to be about 3-4 inches long.
If they are only 3 or 4 inches that's a pretty small tire they are on, they are as big as the center hole of the tire.
Most everyone should know they are the things they put on women's necks, to make them longer.

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I have seen them, But not sure where.. They will work good under the seat of a custom chopper..
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I've seen springs like those on the end of electrical cables connecting trailer and semi tractors
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I've seen springs like those on the end of electrical cables connecting trailer and semi tractors
Too large. I hook and unhook them from trailers about 40 times a night.
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Are your tires & wheels all scuffed up?????? mabee he thought you could use some curb feelers....
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