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While not as finely made (and illustrated!) as PT81Jan's bearing tool, this is my 10 minute MoPar bolt circle gauge / locating pin template.  (let's call it a "proof of concept" model).  It's a (very) quickly (crudely?) cut disk of artist's "foam core" board sized to fit flat against the bold circle of a typical wheel.  Using a 14 inch steel wheel from a '67 Coronet as a template, I glued short pieces of wood dowel to the disk, and gave them a couple turns of duct tape to snug them up into the wheel's bolt holes.  I then traced the locator pin holes from the Dodge wheel and carefully marked the centers with a 1/16" pilot hole.  I use this this to quickly verify the bolt circle of wheels of unknown lineage, and in the case of the Ford 15" steelies I put on the rearIMG_6389.JPG.19f2d7d488188f755d762b01733a6162.JPG of my P12, it was used to drill pilot holes for the locator pins, nicely matching the 14" Coronet wheels on the front.  Eventually I may duplicate this using more robust materials (1/4 inch Masonite, maybe) but for now it's fitting the bill.

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I recently went to the "university of you tube" and made a homemade bead breaker ($5. for scrap metal)

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it worked "OK" on the back side of the rim, but not so much on the split ring side. (it was more of an excuse to practice welding...... :D)

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Good score Tim. I like most everything Brown and Sharpe makes except the calipers. They lacked the thumb wheel which I was pretty use to. Or they did back in the day.  I've always preferred Starrett or Mitutoyo's calipers.

  Did they have anymore high quality tools there?

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On ‎2‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 3:30 AM, Wiggo said:

I have a few of these...

 

:lol: that is great Wiggo! I can't wait for the price on that nail unbender to come down a bit.....

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1 hour ago, 55 Fargo Spitfire said:

My new used Massey Harris Sparkplug wrench for Chyrsler flathead engines.

Paid .80 for it today.

 

Anything other than other than the words "spark plug" on it that make it different from a run of the mill offset box end wrench?

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1 hour ago, TodFitch said:

 

Anything other than other than the words "spark plug" on it that make it different from a run of the mill offset box end wrench?

Just M H and made in Canada.

But the Sparkplug wrench caught my eye..

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This morning I drove my wife to the city. She wanted to shop. As we seldom shop together, I headed off to find something of interest to me and remembered reading in yesterday's paper of a sale,(someone selling  assorted tools out of a garage in the industrial area). The sale had been on for a couple hours when I arrived. Speaking with the fellow having the sale, I was a bit late arriving and there wasn't much left. Apparently he bought the contents of a garage belonging to an elderly gent who was entering an assisted living facility. I was sorry I hadn't arrived earlier , but I did buy this tripod bumper jack . He was asking $10.00 for it. It is a MoPar jack, still had the tag on it. In marker pencil on the jack, the number 1710284 with price $9.95.- I'm thinking maybe early 1950's? I like this type of jack and have used them often.

 

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I found these a few years ago in a closed tire shop. Dynatrue tire truer and Atlas "Tune In" on car balancer. They were going to be sold for scrap. Of course I had to save them.

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Nice find!

 

If you learn how to use them well you could fund your hobby by just doing older cars!  :cool:

 

DJ

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nice balancing set up, I have one of these in the HUNTER brand...

 

On another note....I keep saying if you want good inexpensive tools stop by the local pawn shop...today I stopped by as I was looking to buy a few inexpensive tools to throw into a tool roll for one of the cars.  Found the 5 piece pliers and while nothing to write home about, couple that with the Wiss WS4 Angle hand brake....the 10.00 out the door for it all is quite the value.  

 

 

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