I certainly agree with the conclusions of the article:
These tools might not make much sense in a dealership technician’s work bay, but that doesn’t mean they should disappear forever. Knowing how to service antiquated technology is as important as ever, whether using old tools or new ones. If you’ve got any of these items, consider it your responsibility to document what the tool does and how to safely use it. Keeping alive the knowledge of where our modern tools came from is powerful.
What a stupid article for Hagerty to put out considering the fact that they insure hundreds of thousands of antique cars - the owners of which use nearly all those tools.
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1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom) 1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy) 1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck) 1956 Cadillac Sixty Special Fleetwood (The Godfather) 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif) 1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red) 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe 1979 Ford F-100 1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red) 1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
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LOL, Don't let Jerry see this!! He'll have a conniption.
I'd guess he has nearly all of those.
Kevin Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com] #2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up. First car '29 Ford Special Coupe Busting rust since the mid-60's If you're smart enough to take it apart, you darn well better be smart enough to put it back together.
When I display Justin or Lurch at car shows, I usually lay out a bunch of old tools as part of the display.
I also put out an extra split rim and all the 'antique' tools that were used to change a tire. Folks get a kick at seeing all this stuff and hearing about them when I explain how they were used. I also mention that I use these tools!!
Makes for a fun day for me too!
See the attached photo of Lurch at the Concours d'Lemon near Monterey, CA. He won the Rust Belt American Belt: GM award. ;-)
Yep, I've got most of them, plus a few others that they didn't mention. They get used pretty regularly, and when one's needed there's nothing else that does the job as well, or at all, in some cases. The really scarce item is the operator who knows how to use those tools the right way! Watching a modern "mechanic" trying to use those clincher rim tools would be as amusing as watching a monkey molest a football! Jerry
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Sears Engine Analyzer, Dwell Tach, Spark Plug Gauge and a few others in my shop. Passed up on a complete full wall Sun setup at auction a few years ago because I didn’t have a place to put it.
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