Stump The Technician,,,Name That Tool

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by piston slapper, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    Piston Slapper, could that be a spring tension gauge?
     
  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It could be....made by Sun Electric Corp
     
  3. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    spring tension gauge for a set of points on the old style ignition systems.
     
  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ???? I dont know for sure....????
    I've had it for years and never used it...
    Think I got it with some automotive tune up tools I bought...
    Long time ago...

    Unless someone else is wiser...
    :clapping:You Got It.:clapping:
     
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Where are all the Troybilt Guru's....
    Sure would like to know what those tools were made to do...
     
  6. ericg

    ericg LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here is the link to repair parts for Sun Electric tools and they show the exact tool you have. They only offer the replacement lens.
    http://paramountd.com/parts.html
    Here is a link explaining how it works, although the gauge in this link is from another mfg
    http://www.thegaragegazette.com/index.php?topic=70.0
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  7. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Good find ..Eric...
    I dont have any 1950s point ignition cars around anymore...
    But...I'll be ready at the car show....:waving:


    Still nuthin on thr Troybilt tools...??
     
  8. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    The pipe/cutter would prolly be used to square up the rough cut end of a piece of thick wall tubing. Insert the tubing in the pipe, turn the cutter and the chips fall out the hole. Prolly for a braze-on hydraulic fitting or sumpin'
    The spanner, well you can use it to adjust a locking ring/collar etc.
    I haven't got a clue how any of that stuff relates to Troy Bilt.

    Hey, use the spring pull guage on triggers. Sell it to a gunsmith.
     
  9. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah...that's what's puzzling me...
    When I got them...they were all in the same bag....
    Figured they were from the 80s...
    Maybe the Dutch man will recognize them....

    It would be an excellent tool for setting the spring on a trigger....
     
  10. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
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    Not much help here, Slapper. If I had to guess, it's stuff from the Garden Way era of TroyBilt, prior to MTD takeover. Can't imagine MTD producing any special tooling for equipment requiring only a big hammer and crowbar. I had a complete owner's/repair manual with complete parts list from a Garden Way TroyBilt Horse I bought at a farm sale in 74--don't recall ever noticing any of those tools in the manual/parts list.
     

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