Borderland A's - Fun Stuff

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Special Tools for the Model A:

From the collection of Rick Black - June 2009
A
Flywheel install bolt set
Use to temporarily put flywheel in place
B
Bushing Pusher
Pushes out Shackle Bushings
C
Dash Light Handle Fixture
I threaded a hole in this bolt so I could screw in the handle to the 30-31 dash light for the trip to the platers.
D
Distributor Cam Wrench
Two different styles; one is offset so you don't have to remove distributor body
E
Big Wrench
I use this when I'm installing tires on Model A rims - the smooth flat surface won't cut into tubes
F
3/4" pipe nipple
Use this to cut 1/2" circles in body to frame welting for the bolt holes.
G
Engine Puller
A big eye hook welded into the base of a 3X Spark Plug.   Use in spark plug hole 3 or 4
H
Valve lapping tool
Supposedly to help you lap engine valves. 
I've never tried it
I
Nut for Kingping bolt
I used this to hammer out the old king pin setting bolt so I wouldn't wreck the threads (or the good nut)
J
Starter Brush Retainers
I made these from a coat hanger to keep the starter brushes retracted when I inserted the armature
K
Wheel lug
swedging tool
This and a 20 ton hydraulic press will install new lug nuts into brake drums
L
Rivet
upset tool
Use to install rivets in various places
(like the corner rubber on the hood bottom.)
M
Shift Tower Spring Compressor
I made this to help me compress the spring inside the shift tower during installataion.
N
Trico Wiper
oval screw remover
This is made to the correct shape of those strange Trico screws.  Much better than pliers.
P
Oil Pan
Nut Remover
This started life as a spark plug wrench -
widened to fit oil pan drain nut.
Q
Brake
Adjustment Tool
Far better than a crescent wrench
for adjusting your brakes
R
Water Pump
adjustment tool
Adjust the packing nut with the crescent end -
the other end unscrews the fittings
S
Knock-off
Wheel Puller
Pulls wheels from hubs;
can also be used on steering wheel
T

Just a
Bolt

I use this to clean the threads inside the late 1931 gas tank outlet pipe (because I didn't have a tap big enough)
U
Clutch
pilot tool
Use this when installing clutch plate and disc
to center the disk.
V
King Pin bushing driver
A friend made this for me in his metal working class.
W
Gas gauge
removal wrenches
Aluminum tool - this works much better
than a crescent wrench.
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