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Pretty sure I don't have anything like LuckyPhil's Grandfather's Tachymeter.  :notworthy:  In a purple, velvet-lined box, no less. :oldgit:

Yet, it really has been fun digging through some old kit. And playing, "WTH ya think this is?" . . .

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Now that the V11/Daytona assembly is all but finished I decided to take a break and re group my thoughts and have a good tidy up before I get onto running it and figuring out the EFI. The process unea

That magnificent    "grandfather's mechanical tachometer", in a velvet lined box, is a hard act to follow!  I had some good fun digging around through funky, old kit smelling of ancient oils and

Rolled 115,000 today and had to break out some of the Guzzi special tools I keep in this special toolbox Josh made for me. The only thing better than special tools is keeping them in special plac

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Don't laugh about  "The Cork".   You're all running with the same silly petcock. 

The only thing, the cork won't help you when that thing leaks. 

 

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10 minutes ago, docc said:

Pretty sure I don't have anything like LuckyPhil's Grandfather's Tachymeter.  :notworthy:  In a purple, velvet-lined box, no less. :oldgit:

Yet, it really has been fun digging through some old kit. And playing, "WTH ya think this is?" . . .

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Looks like the ring spanner for getting to the back mount nuts on a CFM-56 Fuel Control unit docc.

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20 minutes ago, Lucky Phil said:

Looks like the ring spanner for getting to the back mount nuts on a CFM-56 Fuel Control unit docc.

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That's one . . .  ;)

 "Ring spanner": definitely,. We say "box end wrench." B)

. . . "mount nut(s)", yes.  But, WTH is a CFM-56 Fuel Control Unit???

 

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22 minutes ago, docc said:

That's one . . .  ;)

 "Ring spanner": definitely,. We say "box end wrench." B)

. . . "mount nut(s)", yes.  But, WTH is a CFM-56 Fuel Control Unit???

 

Boeing 737-300/400 engine carburettor docc. Hmmm, is it for a Guzzi? Looks like it could be for an outboard engine.

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55 minutes ago, docc said:

That's one . . .  ;)

 "Ring spanner": definitely,. We say "box end wrench." B)

. . . "mount nut(s)", yes.  But, WTH is a CFM-56 Fuel Control Unit???

 

GE jet engine fuel control unit.  I would wager it's a standard fastener wrench (not metric).

 

Don't know if it's a DEEC or not.  (digital electronic engine control unit).

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1 hour ago, LowRyter said:

GE jet engine fuel control unit.  I would wager it's a standard fastener wrench (not metric).

 

Don't know if it's a DEEC or not.  (digital electronic engine control unit).

Yes AF. No old mechanical unit. The later -7 engines on the 737-800"s went to FADEC ( Full Authority Digital Engine Control) with a fuel metering unit (FMU) 

You should see the internals of the old FCU or MEC as GE called them. The most complicated mechanical thing you can imagine.

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No brand , part # or any markings ? 

 I have about a dozen things that look like this . They are distributor wrenches . Used to loosen the hold down bolts so you can turn the distributor and set the timing .

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My old eyes didn't see the box end wrench bit, I thought it was some type of pry bar; but after Phil's excellent response and a second look, I agree with gstallons, some type of distributor wrench

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1 hour ago, gstallons said:

No brand , part # or any markings ? 

 I have about a dozen things that look like this . They are distributor wrenches . Used to loosen the hold down bolts so you can turn the distributor and set the timing .

I'll go with that.

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3 hours ago, gstallons said:

No brand , part # or any markings ? 

 I have about a dozen things that look like this . They are distributor wrenches . Used to loosen the hold down bolts so you can turn the distributor and set the timing .

Winner!  (stamped:  "1/2 - PROTO® - mfg U.S.A.") Made bumping the timing on the 351 Cleveland Ford motor a breeze. Was given to me by a friend who ran a Grand Spaulding Dodge/Mr. Norm's supercharged Demon with Mickey Thompson wrinkle wall street tires. That was a squirrely beast!

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10 hours ago, Lucky Phil said:

Yes AF. No old mechanical unit. The later -7 engines on the 737-800"s went to FADEC ( Full Authority Digital Engine Control) with a fuel metering unit (FMU) 

You should see the internals of the old FCU or MEC as GE called them. The most complicated mechanical thing you can imagine.

Ciao 

My first logistics job as an Air Force civilian (supply) was supporting the original P&W F-100 engine (F-15 and F-16).   No, I was never near a tool but the repair depot was at the same location and I had several visits there, primarily concerning schedule and parts support.  Actually, from where I retired is largest jet engine depot in the world.  I had little contact with them since I subsequently worked other projects but it's a quite a site to see the various modules in repair cycle.

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Here's one I'll submit only for the reason that it was invented,patented and manufactured by my grandfather back in the 50's I believe. You used to buy them is a box of 10 or so,cant tell as the original box is falling apart.

Its not automotive related so I'll give some clues. Think sheep and wool and the shearing shed.

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Here's my main toolbox as it stands today. I've had this box for around 45 years now and the roller draw that its on I rescued from goodness knows where a lot later than that. Last week I had a major culling down of tools in this box as it was just getting out of hand so its down to the things I use regularly on the bikes and cars and the rest has been distributed to another 3 toolboxes I have. The drawers are for hammers,screw drivers and drifts, pliers, and allan keys with the bottom 2 for random specialised stuff. 

If you look closely you will see a MD Skyhawk A4G zonal diagram taped to the inside of the lid I put there back in 1978 when I worked on such things. 

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