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#838623 - Sun Mar 25 2012 08:56 PM What the heck are these?
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While digging through the new parts truck, I found this and another shot partially extended. Also found this and another shot of it. The small silver thing was found with a bunch of spark plugs but has nothing to put any torque on it. The first item has a 1 1/2 inch socket end on it.

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#838624 - Sun Mar 25 2012 09:01 PM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: 55 1st suburban]
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Thats a crank for removing lug nuts on a big bolt. You slip a handle through the hole on the end and the gears give you leverage.

I picked up a huge set of these at a garage sale a few years back.

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#838659 - Sun Mar 25 2012 10:29 PM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: rustednuts]
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The nut on stud piloted wheels, more commonly called Budds, is 1 1/2"
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#838730 - Mon Mar 26 2012 07:50 AM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: 55 1st suburban]
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Small silver thing is a spark plug socket/wrench. My Dad had one for his Stovebolt.

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#838747 - Mon Mar 26 2012 09:40 AM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: SimS]
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Originally Posted By SimS
Small silver thing is a spark plug socket/wrench. My Dad had one for his Stovebolt.

That was my thoughts also but there is nothing to turn it with other than your hand. No hole for a rod or screwdriver and there are no tool marks from a wrench on the body of it.

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#838752 - Mon Mar 26 2012 10:01 AM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: rustednuts]
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Any Idea what the proper name for the tool is? That looks too cool not to have one in my arsenal.

Originally Posted By rustednuts
Thats a crank for removing lug nuts on a big bolt. You slip a handle through the hole on the end and the gears give you leverage.

I picked up a huge set of these at a garage sale a few years back.

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#838768 - Mon Mar 26 2012 10:56 AM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: FriedGreenTmater]
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Originally Posted By FriedGreenTmater
Any Idea what the proper name for the tool is? That looks too cool not to have one in my arsenal.

[quote=rustednuts]Thats a crank for removing lug nuts on a big bolt. You slip a handle through the hole on the end and the gears give you leverage.

I picked up a huge set of these at a garage sale a few years back.

Jeff
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It doesn't fit any lugnut on this truck, that's why I'm kinda puzzled what it was for.

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#838794 - Mon Mar 26 2012 12:03 PM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: 55 1st suburban]
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I really dont know what you'd call it. Probably some sort of Budd wrench. I thought it was too cool when I saw it and passed on $10 for the one I picked up along with a dozen other big bolt lug wrenches.

Jeff
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#838800 - Mon Mar 26 2012 12:22 PM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: rustednuts]
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That wrench looks like a simple old time torque multiplier. We used more modern versions but with the same affect. If you want to see a modern version go to google images and put in torque multiplier.


Edited by homer52 (Mon Mar 26 2012 12:24 PM)
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#838832 - Mon Mar 26 2012 01:46 PM Re: What the heck are these? [Re: 55 1st suburban]
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Just a thought Bruce. I really don't know but it MIGHT be intended to have a wrench used on it. It looks like it would slip over the spark plug and extend up far enough that you would be able to put a standard wrench on it to turn it. Maybe????? ohwell
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