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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by camcrusher, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. camcrusher
    Joined: Aug 11, 2013
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    from Candor, NY

    Can anyone identify what this tool is and IMG_20191008_181345008.jpg IMG_20191008_181337908.jpg used for? When you turn the handle the shaft goes back and forth and there's a clicking sound inside the housing.
     
  2. This is a valve grinding tool for refacing Model T valves! Use with valve grinding compound...


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  3. camcrusher
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    Really! That would make sense since it came with a bunch of old valve spring compression tools and other model a parts. Thank you for letting me know.
     
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  4. flatout51
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    Valve lapping tool. Used with lapping compound to make valves mate better with the valve seat.

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  5. My pleasure, should have had either an end that looked like a two prong fork to fit two indents in the top of the valve or a suction cup to be a little more universal!


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  6. camcrusher
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    Unfortunately I didn't see any in the box that they were sitting in. Still a cool peice of model T & A history.
     
  7. Absolutely, not rare or highly valuable, just neat display stuff. We use purpose made formed valve grinding g sticks now, rub between your hands like starting a fire with a stick, they now have two sizes of suction cups on either end!


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  9. camcrusher
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    I did see one of those but my buddy grabbed it before I could.
     
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  10. Garpo
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    Most folks these days would need the instruction book..
    Garpo
     
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  11. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    Ha ha , most folks today don’t redo heads they by new . Being a real mechanic is getting to be a lost art .
     
  12. Glen Vassallo
    Joined: Aug 7, 2018
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    What make is it? I have a Snap On one. Like others have said, it's more of a decoration piece now but still cool!!
     
  13. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    I still use mine with a suction cup, when I do heads. For me it’s easier that the fire stick method. I do heads/valves different than most folks! He he






    Bones
     
  14. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    It is better than a stick! As you turn the crank the suction cup rotates and precesses at the same time. That is to say, it rotates the valve a fixed amount, then back in the other direction but not quite as many degrees, then does it again. That means the valve will gradually spin around on the seat a full 360 degrees over several reversals as the crank is turned. This motion is hard to replicate with the stick and will remove any "waviness" from the valve-to-seat relationship. Mark the shaft and crank it several turns and the mark will gradually rotate through 360 degrees.
     
  15. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
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    ^^ Pretty high tech. I still remember getting an old Clinton engine going in Mr. Meins shop class in junior high. He came by my bench one morning with a small green can of Clover lapping compound and the stick with suction cups and taught me how to lap valves.
     
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  16. touring20
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
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    Valve lapping compound is what they also used for engine turning , take a round stick
    Tap it into the compound and chuck it up in your drill press and start working the
    Dash panel .
     
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  17. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
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    I still use mine !
    I have 2 use them when doing valves on forklift engines.
    I like it better then the suction cup fire starter.
     
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