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  1. #1
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    What is this tool?

    I was cleaning out an old toolbox and found this tool. For the life of me I can't remember what it's for! I'm a kook!

    What is it!?

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    I think it is for drum brake springs, could be mistaken though

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    yup, brake spring.

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    Ahh! Thank you! I haven't done that in close to 30 years!

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    Wanna really blow the kids minds? Gap some points and time a distributor.

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    and remember the good old days were not really all that good
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    The good old days of working on a car all night to be able to get to work in the morning?

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    I thought it was an early panty de-buncher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    The good old days of working on a car all night to be able to get to work in the morning?
    I clicked the thread out of curiosity and recognized the tool right away.

    But nothing hit me as hard as this quote.

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    I always found the tools on the ends of the handles more useful than the pliers which I hardly ever used

    In HS I did a lot of shop also worked in an old style gas station which probably set me up for the lifetime HW gig
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Legacy torture device with lingering practical relevance! I recently used that tool for the first time in twenty years while replacing some E-brake shoes. Only used the spring-putter-backer twister handle though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Wanna really blow the kids minds? Gap some points and time a distributor.
    That or ask them what a magneto is and have them time that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnjam View Post
    That or ask them what a magneto is and have them time that.
    I think those are still really common in small planes. Not that I can really define what they are or how they work, just that they're everywhere in general aviation. A Cessna 172 isn't gonna pack a starter motor and a big battery. (That's what they do, right, start the engine?)
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Lulz^

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    Ha!
    Btw...this beautiful tool made it's way to a different Mag's home that will put it to good use on a VW bus

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    That's awesome.

    I'm old enough to remember rebuilding generators in my grandad's auto electric shop.

    Also turning drums.

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    Did you ever adjust the timing of a magneto with transistor radio?
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