I am just entering the world of Model T tools and had a few questions about some things I found in my cars toolbox.
I know the first picture shows a Schrader Balloon Tire Pressure Gauge, does anyone have any other information about it? Also what exactly is the tool on the chain? Last is the wrench With Script that reads: Ford U.S.A - M - 81A - 17017
I think its Model A but any info would be great.
I have several guages but never seen a tire gauge like that with a 90 degree end on it.
The gauge is good,the chain thing is for pulling valve stem into a tubeless rim? Model A wrench.
The wrench is later V8.
The chain works good on tube type also. It helps to keep the stem from falling back into the tire. It is also designed to flip the cap/sleeve and chain out of the way and air the tube up while the tool is still in place on the valve stem.
Mark ,you are right,there are a bunch of those with different numbers(slightly) and I did not go look it up.
Jack, didn't even see that last bit about the wrench.
I have one of the tire gauge that you have posted . If you look closely at the printing on the gauge you will see that it is for Balloon Tires. My gauge only goes to 42 PSI.
Wow Guys thanks for all the info!
John: I did see that it said Balloon Tire Pressure Gauge and it's stamped (10 LBS. To 42) on the end of the gauge.
Donnie: Is there any special use for the T handle end of the chain. Does it fit or hook some where on the rim or tire. Also what is the proper name for this tool? So in proper use I would undo the thread cover on the tool, flip it out and thread one end onto the tire stem and the pump gets threaded to the other end.
What does the correct tire pressure gauge look like for my early 1922 touring. What would be proper for the time period?
Valve stem fishing tool. Still being made today. Wire loop is to stop chain from going inside the tire. Dan
Wow it just hit me after you gave the name of the tool. That makes perfect sense. I could have used this a thousand times working with my vintage Honda motorcycles. This is a neat little tool.
Hi: Proper use of the tool is to stick the tube stem or tubeless valve stem thru the hole in rim. Then screw the tool on to the stem where the dust cover was. At this point you will have the sliding cover down on the bottom part that threads to the vale stem. It keeps the chain swivel from pivoting. and gives a good "straight pull" Then with the chain between your fingers and the the wire loop clenched in your fist. Just pull the stem in place. If doing the tubeless type you will need to rock and swing the chain in a circular motion to make it go into the hole easily. The wire loop is just a handle to get a grip on. After the stem is in place just slide the cover up and swing the chain out of the way. You can then air the tire up through the tool before removing the tool.