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Alistair Hosie
10-30-2007, 05:36 PM
Hi anyone know what kind of clamps these are Alistair



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/clamps_W0QQitemZ150176780812QQihZ005QQcategoryZ121 893QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

topct
10-30-2007, 05:55 PM
They look like some kind of puller rather than a clamp.

Lew Hartswick
10-30-2007, 06:05 PM
Whatever they are, they look to be rather "special", and that little
wedge that seems to come with each is odd.
Who knows, The Shadow knows. :-) old time radio pgm.
...lew...

john hobdeclipe
10-30-2007, 06:14 PM
I think those are pullers for removing power steering and/or alternator pulleys.

Bill Pace
10-30-2007, 06:28 PM
Yep, I'm with john h, definitely pullers ---- and are very similar to ones I've used for power steering/alternators....something specialized.

lane
10-30-2007, 06:29 PM
What ever they are ,they are shop made not store bought.

John Stevenson
10-30-2007, 06:41 PM
They look like pullers specially made to remove money from Alistairs wallet, so they must be strong.

Last time he took a five pound note out his wallet the Queen blinked with the sunlight............................

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Rustybolt
10-30-2007, 07:40 PM
I wonder if they're to push/pull automotive body panels before shims are installed. The little U shaped pieces sort of suggest that.

Alistair Hosie
10-30-2007, 07:49 PM
John I never owned a full five pound note "all at once" in my life it's hard hard hard in the highlans your lordship .Are yea shoor it wusnae a ten bob note I still have 2 of them I am savin them up til yeh come an visit mih so ahs a kan tak yeh oot for a greate nicht oot yoo and yur missus yeh ken:DAlistair yoor evir obediant and very humbil servant yoor ludship

Carld
10-30-2007, 07:56 PM
They look factory made to me. The pulling feet appear to be cast as best I can tell. They may be for automatic trannys. The forked part is to lock it in place on the part to be pulled.

Thomas Staubo
10-30-2007, 07:59 PM
John, Alistair, you're not helping!:rolleyes:

This item reminds me very much of a specialty tool for Vauxhall/Opel OHV engines.
If I'm correct it is used to push the valve lifters down, so you can remove the camshaft.
I tried to google it, but couldn't find an image of the tool I'm talking about.

Does my description ring a bell to any (european) car mechanics out there?


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oil mac
10-30-2007, 08:16 PM
Very useful items Alistair, Ideal for that job your going to start in 2050, Must be worth the money. Go for them! :D :)

Alistair Hosie
10-31-2007, 07:01 AM
I was going to buy them for his ludships christmas.I thought he could use them to undo his chastity belt:DAlistair

Swarf&Sparks
10-31-2007, 07:21 AM
Did they print 10 bob notes with James VI on em?
:D

oldtiffie
10-31-2007, 07:28 AM
I was going to buy them for his ludships christmas.I thought he could use them to undo his chastity belt:DAlistair

Alistair.

Two questions:

1. Why would you feel the urge to? and

2. A case of ".................. stable door ............. horse bolted"?

Alistair Hosie
10-31-2007, 10:37 AM
Because sir John is a " FINE UPSTANDING" "member" of the comunity and deserves a bit of fun.Alistair

ptjw7uk
11-02-2007, 11:41 AM
Alistair

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/sykes-pickavant-camshaft-follower-press-new-no-022500_W0QQitemZ280167742958QQihZ018QQcategoryZ309 17QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

they say they are camshaft follower press
Unfortunately they are not green!!!

Peter

Alistair Hosie
11-02-2007, 01:40 PM
Good man P T well spotted.Alistair

Thomas Staubo
11-04-2007, 09:14 PM
Alistair

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/sykes-pickavant-camshaft-follower-press-new-no-022500_W0QQitemZ280167742958QQihZ018QQcategoryZ309 17QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

they say they are camshaft follower press
Unfortunately they are not green!!!

Peter

Thanks for confirming my suspicion, Peter.

Although I'm an ex car mechanic, I have never hold a tool like this in my hands.I have probably seen them in a auto tool catalog many years ago.
I have always been a 'tool buff', and have browsed many a shiny tool catalog just for the joy of it.


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Vince-uk
11-05-2007, 09:28 AM
Exactly right - Camshafts and followers used to wear on the 80,s GM OHC engines - The shims were used on the 1300 engines.

There was also an addition to this that would allow you to change just one follower.

The ones shown are not factory ones - the factory ones were not as sturdy as those (unless they changed them later on)