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Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Original toolkit? Reply with quote

Morning all,

Many cars from ye olden days came with factory-supplied toolkits. Some were quite modest in their contents, others comprehensive, presented in proper fitted boxes.

Has your car's original toolkit survived? Or are you in the process of making one up for it?

I'm hoping to add a section to the main site looking at some of these original, often manufacturer-branded, spanners and so on.

RJ
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The starting handle came with the car but I gathered the rest from autojumbles. I needed to modify the jack which had the correct pillar but the top and wrong side arm. I bought the hide mallet new so you can see I do use it. As you can also see I don't do concours.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good Peter. What is supposed to be in the open oval space and the oblong space?

I do not think I have a complete original set for either one of my cars. To me that does not matter much as I always do carry tools needed for exchanging the spare and some more for emergencies. Also, as Peter I do not do concours so have never found the reason to have to buy overpriced original tools.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As you can also see I don't do concours


Peter,

Just as well, I’d have to deduct points for the sleeve being missing from the jack handle Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does a tyre pressure gauge go in the vacant slot close to the starting handle Peter?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it’s for the spark plug/points feeler gauge.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

badhuis wrote:
What is supposed to be in the open oval space and the oblong space?


Ah! Now you are the sort of questioner that I like. The oval hole accepts the oval tool tray lamp that you can see on the lid. Laughing

Art, I think you criticised the wrong aspect of my starting handle. It is complete with its sleeve but perhaps you are just not seeing it because it's all too shiny. It was chromed when I received it from the car's previous owner but I am not sure if that was how they left the factory. I know that post war they weren't chromed but there's a reasonable photo of a pre-war tool kit in Skilleter's book and it looks pretty bright and shiny there.

Rick, as Art says, I think there is meant to be a feeler gauge in that vacant slot although I've never seen one that sensibly filled it.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter,

Not the starting handle, the jack crank handle. I only know ‘cos I was painting mine this week. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Art,

Sorry,

You are correct. I actually found that by the road side many years ago and bent into approximately the correct shape.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of manufacturer-branded spanners, did Morris cars have branded spanners in their toolkits, or just off-the-shelf spanners marked Snail Brand, King Dick or whatever? I've found plenty of Austin spanners over the years, but none marked as Morris.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an authentic tool kit that was supplied with the MG TC.

Restored by Doug Pelton.


*****************************************************************
The Austin Seven had quite a few changes throughout it's production run.
There is plenty here to be going on with.!

http://www.austin7.org/Technical%20Articles/A7%20Tool%20Kit/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is amazing just how much some tools are worth these days. I have two little adjustables made by Carringtons from Jaguar tool kits and as we all know those were the first tool to go missing from any tool kit. Out of curiosity I did a quick search and found a Ferrari 275 tool kit for sale for $25,000.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lowdrag wrote:
It is amazing just how much some tools are worth these days. .... Out of curiosity I did a quick search and found a Ferrari 275 tool kit for sale for $25,000.


Anyone who pays that much for a tool kit probably wouldn't know what to do with it... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I did a quick search and found a Ferrari 275 tool kit for sale for $25,000.


Perhaps this is the new ‘going rate’ for classic car tools.

On EBay just to complete your SS Jaguar toolkit:-
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222811804228 Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How muck???

At that price I could knock up a few in my shed.. Laughing
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