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Valuable tool for a dime
#1433936 Sat Dec 18 2021 02:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
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Won't put this in Tools because it is very specific and no application to Stovebolts. I think there are at least a dozen Bolters that will come up with the answer, especially if they have racing experience. Question: what is it used for?

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Evan
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433938 Sat Dec 18 2021 02:54 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
I don’t know about racing, but up here during hockey season it’s for tightening screws on hockey helmets!


In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pictures here [photos.app.goo.gl]

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433940 Sat Dec 18 2021 03:00 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,990
2
Mixed Up
Setting the gap on something?


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433943 Sat Dec 18 2021 03:07 AM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Back in the dark ages "a thin dime" was used to set spark plug gaps- - - -BUT- - - - -it had to have the serrated rim worn off of it. Of course, it was also necessary to have a book of matches to complete the tool kit.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433944 Sat Dec 18 2021 03:08 AM
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Posts: 4,990
2
Mixed Up
That looks like a Mercury head dime?
Just got my old 1 inch mic out and a 1989 dime is about .053 thick.
Are hot plugs gapped that much?

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433945 Sat Dec 18 2021 03:11 AM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
That's why the rim needs to be worn off! More like .035".
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433948 Sat Dec 18 2021 03:26 AM
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Posts: 4,990
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Mixed Up
OK, you got me to do some research.
Dug out my old dime savings book and picked out a couple worn dimes.
The 1925 worn mercury head was .043 with a mic.
The 1923 was .041. So what was the gap for hot plugs back then and the gap for the points?
I have heard that a credit card is about the same thickness as a book o matches?

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433950 Sat Dec 18 2021 03:27 AM
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Posts: 4,990
2
Mixed Up
The rims were not quite worn off on the two I checked.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433951 Sat Dec 18 2021 03:30 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,990
2
Mixed Up
Well, I need to mic a credit card now and then get a shower.
In-law Christmas tomorrow.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Valuable tool for a dime
coilover #1433952 Sat Dec 18 2021 03:37 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,990
2
Mixed Up
Credit card was .031. Close enough for the girls I used to go out with!

Jerry, what is the thickness of different color hair on women?
I know you and I know, but we can’t post it here.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
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