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Conductor562

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Let's play a game. I'll post a tool that not everyone is going to be able to identify. Nothing impossible, but somewhat obscure. Whoever gets it right has to post the next one, and so on. You set the perimeters for your turn.

 

Lots of people will be able to tell me what this little set is for. It was sold under several brands, but there were a couple specific names for the set. Anybody wanna take a stab at it?

 

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3 hours ago, JMG said:

Looks like an old distributor timing set.

 

You would be correct! It's a tune up set for point ignition systems called "Snap Gap" or sometimes "Dial A Gap" from the mid 1960's. This is a Blackhawk branded set, but they were sold by several brands including New Britain and Herbrand.  

 

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Alright JMG, your turn!

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23 minutes ago, Conductor562 said:

 

You would be correct! It's a tune up set for point ignition systems called "Snap Gap" or sometimes "Dial A Gap" from the mid 1960's. This is a Blackhawk branded set, but they were sold by several brands including New Britain and Herbrand.  

 

 

 

 

hey I knew what that was, Chrysler had the worst points and condensers 

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4 minutes ago, comp56 said:

throw it all away and slap a magneto in there

 

I like the LS method where you just do a magnetic trigger on the flywheel and run it through some mad boxes so you got buttons and knobs in the cab to set your timing. One to compensate for boost. One linked to your trans brake/line locks that sets a limiter for launch. Who am I kidding you know more about this stuff than me.

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5 hours ago, Conductor562 said:

Alright JMG, your turn!

 

My first thought was "Crap, I got it right, now what?"  lol... :-\

 

Had to go digging after this one, and then clean it up a bit.

 

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Ok Crew... What is this tool?

 

Sticking with the automotive trend with this one.

 

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Added for size comparison...

 

Made in Germany and used in the process of rebuilding engines...

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