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What a useful wrench

Post by NealW » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:23 pm

I would imagine/hope that every T driver has this wrench in their tool kit in the car. I knew that it was for the spark plugs and nuts for my demountable wheels, but since I've been restoring my 15 runabout I've come to realize how useful it is for other areas of the car. I even used it today to remove the gascolator from the bottom of my gas tank after removing it from the frame. What a useful wrench. Looks good too! Thankfully I've got an extra one that I keep in my toolbox for ready access.
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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Rich Bingham » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:33 pm

Gascolator ?!? :shock: wha'dat ?!?
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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by NealW » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:39 pm

sorry; sediment bowl! Gascolator is what it is called on an airplane fuel system! It's does the same thing.

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Post by perry kete » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:51 pm

I find this wrench very helpful Too.


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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Allan » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:04 pm

Dennis, don't believe all you find on the internet. That tool clearly precedes the widespread introduction of metric fasteners. The end they indicate is for metric use is actually for whitworth use. The best examples cater for whitworth and BSW.

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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:38 pm

I have one similar dennis but only one sided. Mine is a 9/16 adjustable wrench😁

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Post by ChrisB » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:42 pm

Dallas, we call them ALL/16 ths
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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by PDGx » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:27 pm

Y’all lookin at it wrong.

One side is for right hand use and the other is for left hand use. :?

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Post by JP_noonan » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:52 pm

Don't ever buy one of these, for some reason it stripped everything it was tried on. :o :D
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Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:17 pm

Neal, your #2335 wrench is the later version (1921-1927).

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Post by BLB27 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:27 pm

I have one, but assumed it was for spark plugs and head bolts. It is 9" long so I wondered if it actually was for head bolts because is that length long enough to tighten those bolts?

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Post by Steve Jelf » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:17 pm

Yes, that's what it's for. In the T era they didn't use torque wrenches. The #2335 wrench was long enough to tighten head bolts sufficiently and short enough to keep you from over-tightening them.
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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Jeff Hood » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:35 pm

Steve's right. Before torque wrenches the books would specify something like a "strong pull on an eight inch wrench" of course, a ten or twelve inch wrench would provide more leverage or "torque."


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Post by Jeff Hood » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:41 pm

I have a "dual duty" adjustable or Crescent style wrench (I had a Boss who called them "fitzall" wrenches.) Anyway, on one side it gives the maximun opening in inches, 7/8 as I recall, but flip it over and it is 22mm. So it is both a standard and a metric "fitzall."


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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Jonah D'Avella » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:20 am

NealW wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:39 pm
sorry; sediment bowl! Gascolator is what it is called on an airplane fuel system! It's does the same thing.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:17 am

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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Craig Leach » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:21 am

I was always told there was a tool for every purpose and a purpose for every tool, That is a double ended adjustible open end hammer!


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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Sarikatime » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:31 am

Steve, love your sense of humor. The momma feeding the baby wrenches. Priceless. At first glance at the momma I saw the word COVID on her neck, but after enlarging the picture I saw I was wrong. It would have been even more appropriate for the times. Thank you for the laugh. Frank.


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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by NealW » Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:03 pm

Jonah D'Avella wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:20 am
NealW wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:39 pm
sorry; sediment bowl! Gascolator is what it is called on an airplane fuel system! It's does the same thing.
Did you work on airplanes?
I work for an airplane company (Cessna) and built an airplane in my garage that I fly for fun. I restored our 1915 runabout in the same spot in the garage where I built the airplane.


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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Allan » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:51 pm

My 1920's version of the spark plug wrench sees more use as a wheel nut wrench on demountable rims than any other use.

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Re: What a useful wrench

Post by Rosenfelder » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:59 pm

I think that there many more of those wrenches about than Model Ts.

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