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  1. 41 GMC K-18
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    To be fair, you deserve an explanation as to what you are looking at. The shiny polished chrome valve cover was what was known in the NAVY as a " show cover " and it was made out of tin. When there would be top brass that would be coming to do an inspection of the ship, the non polished aluminum valve covers would be taken off and the " show covers " would be put on strictly for show. After the inspection, they would be stowed away and the regular more beefy non polished valve covers would be put back on. Now you know the rest of the story.
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  2. Slopok
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    '58 Edsel?
     
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  3. Tri-power37
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    Yes but what year?
     
  4. I believe that they only made ‘58 Edsels for one year...but I could be wrong.
     
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    Yes good for you! In 58 less than 2% of Edsels came with a lever column shift instead of the push button teletouch that was in the middle of the steering wheel . This style horn ring came on the lever style column and is quite hard to find! Nice one Slopok!
     
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  6. Slopok
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    I was editing when he posted.
     
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    Anyone have any other parts to guess over?
     
  8. Jim Bouchard
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    Great story!!!!
    Thank you for the explanation.
     
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  9. oliver westlund
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    hahahaha
     
  10. oliver westlund
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    i will find something odd and see if i can stump you guys
     
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    DSC_3628 (2).JPG 348 or 409 ? No fair looking up this classic vintage dragster!
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  12. Tri-power37
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    I can’t tell:( .
     
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    Ok. I’ll play. Have at it.
     
  14. Tri-power37
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    37hotrod it’s made to pull something together or spread something apart . Is that correct?
     
  15. 41 GMC K-18
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    Movable support for holding pipes in place while welding them together.
     
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  16. Two swings...two misses. It is probably older than you think.
     
  17. 41 GMC K-18
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    Does it have something to do with either building or repairing wooden wagon wheels?
     
  18. Not quite that old, but you might be getting warmer.
     
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    It appears to be cast iron, would this item be found in a traditional blacksmiths shop, from the late 1800's? I think I have it, its a unit to keep cylinders secured for transport.
     
  20. You’re off by about 40-50 years.
     
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  21. Tri-power37
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    Is it related to early tire repair or removal?
     
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  22. That’s what I thought when I bought it...but no. You are close however.
     
  23. Tri-power37
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    Is it for trueing early wooden spoke wheels?
     
  24. 41 GMC K-18
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    Potentially a tool to remove split rims with?
     
  25. Interesting guesses, but no winners yet.
     
  26. Hint time...it does relate to wheels, and it dates to the 1920s.
     
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  27. 41 GMC K-18
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    It definitely appears to be a type of turn buckle / tensioning devise for cables, but I know that cant be correct! Its an early devise used in wheel alignment !
    Is it a devise to adjust mechanical brake rods?
     
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  28. Y’all are hitting all around it.
     
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  29. Heading to bed. I’ll give you until the morning to ruminate on it, then I’ll spill the beans.
     

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