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What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry #1307763
Fri Apr 19 2019 07:21 PM
Fri Apr 19 2019 07:21 PM
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ThreeSixHundred  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 68
UK South Yorkshire
Hello All

I have a 1953 Chevy and I am putting together a tools kit to keep in the car. Does anyone have a list of the useful spanner sizes for road side repairs rather the major overhauls. I don’t want to carry everything including the kitchen sink but it tends to be what I end up with anyway.

Also going to Cary

Rotary Arm
Pertronic Igniter
Coil
Distributor cap
1 long ht lead
Fuel filter
Fuel pipe
Jubilee clips
1 rubber brake pipe.
Some wire
Fuses.
Some crimps
Assorted nuts and bolts
Fan belt
Lamps

Any other idea. Been out twice in the new truck. Broke down twice!

Regards Chris

Last edited by ThreeSixHundred; Fri Apr 19 2019 07:24 PM.
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307773
Fri Apr 19 2019 08:33 PM
Fri Apr 19 2019 08:33 PM
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Gord&Fran  Offline
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Posts: 570
Mill Bay, BC, Canada
Had to look it up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubilee_Clip

Perhaps all you need is a credit card with roadside assistance / towing. Carry a cell phone (mobile) to call for help.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307774
Fri Apr 19 2019 08:37 PM
Fri Apr 19 2019 08:37 PM
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klhansen  Offline
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Eagle River, Alaska
For any older Chevy, 9/16", 9/16", and 9/16" grin

Seriously, a set of combination wrenches (box and open end) from 1/2" up to 3/4" would fit just about anything. I sewed up a rollup pouch from some denim (old jeans) with velcro closures. Pretty compact setup.

Or you could go with a couple of adjustable end wrenches (aka Crescent wrenches).


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307775
Fri Apr 19 2019 08:38 PM
Fri Apr 19 2019 08:38 PM
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ThreeSixHundred  Offline OP
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Posts: 68
UK South Yorkshire
Gord

lol what do you call jubilee clips ?

Two great nations separated by a common language

Well I called out the breakdown truck but walked home and back and fitted a new coil. I so hate breaking down.

Chris

Last edited by ThreeSixHundred; Fri Apr 19 2019 09:50 PM.
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307784
Fri Apr 19 2019 09:45 PM
Fri Apr 19 2019 09:45 PM
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TPR57C  Online
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Posts: 815
NSW Australia
They call them cresent in New Zealand a shifter as well and jubilee clips


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307788
Fri Apr 19 2019 09:54 PM
Fri Apr 19 2019 09:54 PM
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ThreeSixHundred  Offline OP
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Posts: 68
UK South Yorkshire
I nearly always carry more tools than I need, but I would like to be a bit more selective. Just remember a role of Duct tape.

I have quite a lot of modern imperial tools, but I think I will make a point of looking for some old brand grandads tool box tools. I like collecting tool at automotive jumbles and car boot sales.

Chris

Last edited by ThreeSixHundred; Fri Apr 19 2019 09:56 PM.
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307805
Sat Apr 20 2019 12:11 AM
Sat Apr 20 2019 12:11 AM
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Gord&Fran  Offline
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Mill Bay, BC, Canada
To me, a Jubilee clip is just a hose clamp.

Kevin suggests a Crescent wrench; adjustable spanner to you (or in London, an adjustable Judy Dench?) Recently, I bought a Knipex pliers-wrench. I think that it would be ideal for the truck tool box. It will replace Crescent wrench and pliers although it can't cut wire.

To your list, I would add rags, gloves, multi-bit screwdriver, spark plug wrench.

You mention wire - I would take a small roll of rebar tie wire. Great for temporary fixes.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307806
Sat Apr 20 2019 12:22 AM
Sat Apr 20 2019 12:22 AM
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klhansen  Offline
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Eagle River, Alaska
Originally Posted by ThreeSixHundred
I nearly always carry more tools than I need, but I would like to be a bit more selective. Just remember a role of Duct tape.

I have quite a lot of modern imperial tools, but I think I will make a point of looking for some old brand grandads tool box tools. I like collecting tool at automotive jumbles and car boot sales.

Chris

You can't be considered a real Alaskan if you don't have at least 2 rolls of duct tape. wave
I'm assuming an "automotive jumble" is a swap meet. What's the US equivalent of car boot sales? I know that the Brits call a trunk a "boot" and a hood a "bonnet" but not sure exactly what a car boot sale is.
Interesting bit about Jubilee clips. Kind of like the Kleenex or Band-Aid thing over here - every tissue is a Kleenex and every self-adhesive bandage is a Band-Aid. smile
I have collected a number of vintage tools, even some Ford ones. eeeek


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307831
Sat Apr 20 2019 06:28 AM
Sat Apr 20 2019 06:28 AM
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ThreeSixHundred  Offline OP
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Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 68
UK South Yorkshire
Jubilee Clips are just hose clamps but are a particularly type that use the worm drive. Autojumble is a swap meet but I only ever swap good hard cash for old junk.

Rags, gloves and fence wire is a good idea. We have armoured cables here that are a good source of steel galvanise steel wire.

Not had much luck with adjustable spanner’s but I cannot argue the utility

Thanks Regards Chris

Last edited by ThreeSixHundred; Sat Apr 20 2019 06:29 AM.
Re: What Spanner Sizes and tools to carry [Re: ThreeSixHundred] #1307952
Sun Apr 21 2019 12:47 AM
Sun Apr 21 2019 12:47 AM
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52Carl  Offline
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Virginia
Fit-all, binder twine, bailing wire, and Dikes. That's all you need, except maybe an American to UK translator. smile smile smile
Carl

Last edited by 52Carl; Sun Apr 21 2019 12:48 AM.
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