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Estate sale finds and what is this tool question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by petritl, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. petritl
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    I went to two estate sales which were both pretty neat.
    Sale 1 look like the guy worked on cars in the 40s and fifties, I bought this grouping of tools in a wooden box covered in dirt and cobwebs. $4.00
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    and this creeper $10.00. It is really heavy, the corner pieces are cast iron.
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    " If you can walk on the floor you can roll on it" GI-GR-NITE Model D Creeper Roller
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    I understand what most of this is but am at a loss for what this is or does, there are no real markings just some hand stamped numbers:
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  2. First pic is dental equipment.
     
  3. petritl
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    Is this some form of compression checker, I don't recognize the anodized aluminum fitting end:
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  4. Fenders
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    That creeper is a keeper! Real museum piece, looks too nice to use.
     
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  5. Royalshifter
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    Early Ford rear hub/drum puller is cool.
     
  6. The37Kid
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    Great deal! Can you post a photo of the left side of this thing? Looks like a handle for lifting things, but a battery lift isn't all metal. Bob
     
  7. petritl
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    The second sale I found this poor compressor and very old Black and Decker bench grinder: $10.00 and free
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    As soon as this early 50s Spacarb soda fountain vending machine gets dug out I hope to have it decorating my garage:
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  8. petritl
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    I was thinking some kind of speader or seperator but am at a loss.

    The wedge shaped end pivots and has a boss on the other side that has a hole for a lever (maybe?)
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  9. petritl
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    The Snap-on valve lash adjuster is pretty neat too, this is the reason I bought the box, the rest was a bonus.
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  10. petritl
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    It's going to be a piece of wall art
     
  11. 59KUSTOM
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  12. dwaynerz
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    send pic to snap on and maybe get some free tools? just an idea.
     
  13. Mark
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    cool creeper !!! great finds !
     
  14. DD COOPMAN
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    I believe the thing on the table

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    is just the prototype for what eventually evolved into this production unit. DD

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  15. sololobo
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    Awesome stuff bro, love that soda machine! Good scores. ~sololobo~
     
  16. Mopar Jack
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    yal,what he said...
     
  17. carcrazyjohn
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    I think its some type of tire tool,
     
  18. n847
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    Looks like a tire tool to me, used for seperating the bead, and possibly for a wheel weight?
     
  19. Nobey
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    Top row
    hub puller, a must for early chryslers
    valve spring compressor, for assembly
    piston land cleaner, next two?
    bottom row
    ring compresser
    valve lash setter
    upholstery hog ring pliers
    brake spring pliers great for early Fords
    can't tell what the next tool is
     
  20. 69supercj
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    I really like that creeper!!
     
  21. chubbie
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    I have this same tool! never knew what it was (neither did any one else!) THANKS! now i know what it is:eek:
    thursday i bought the same wheel puller on a estate sale...$2:D
     
  22. silversink
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    That next tool is a very early Vice grip typ plier
     
  23. Big Bad Dad
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    $4 for a box that includes the hub puller! And no one has told him how bad he sucks yet?
     
  24. spiders web
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    For all of you guys with untrained eyes that there thingamagiggy is a leeberite and what yah do is leave it out so others will be impressed by your vast tool inventory. When they ask you just give them the look like my wife does and they will sulk off in embarassment for not knowing. Ha Ha
     
  25. petritl
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    The one end of the tool looks as it is Made to sit on something round and the other is a pivoting wedge.

    Could this be a tool to unseat early coil springs to lube the ends with grease? Maybe to stop squeaks
     
  26. Mr48chev
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    And probably well worth more than you paid for everything combined. You will become your flathead Ford and early Mopar buddies best friend when they find out that you have that tool.

    Boy howdy you must have found a bunch of people selling things that they knew nothing about after seeing the air compressor and vintage B&D bench grinder. That bench grinder can be rebuilt by the local electric motor/tool shop if it doesn't work but it probably works fine. That was made when Black and Decker made real tools and equipment.
    I always find the sellers who think because something is 60 years old and dusty and greasy it's worth twice what a quality new one is worth at the store.

    On the Allen compression gauge, it looks like it is missing the tapered rubber cone that you slipped on the tube at the end and pressed in the sparkplug hole. That one is designed so you can hold it against the sparkplug hole with the palm of your hand and put some pressure on it.
     
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  27. RodStRace
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    The do-hickey you asked about looks like it might be used to pop a hubcap (wavey end) and undo lugnuts.
     
  28. The37Kid
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    Best guess so far IMO. Bob:)
     
  29. Slick Willy
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    Is the cast end threaded inside??
    It looks like it might thread onto a stud and swings around to latch something down.
    Like a spare tire
     
  30. kinda does look like an old version of a wheelcover puller.
     

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