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Ruler wrench
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:04:00 PM »
Found these the other day. Didnt know what fordson was (ford and son tractors) the ruler wrench is interesting I thought. Would it have been in some sort of kit?


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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 08:31:31 PM »
The ruler wrench came with the Ford N series tractors. supposedly to measure plow spacing/depth. I've even seen claimed they were used to measure fuel in the tank, but I haven't tried that on my tractors
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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 08:51:13 PM »
Sweet! Thanks for the info  beerdude

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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 09:23:02 PM »
The plow wrench was mostly unchaged in the time it was issued.   Older ones will have Fordson, middle versions Ford script and after 1950 FoMoCo. 

   And then odd varients. The 3rd I have is marked in inches and CM on the other side.  No Fordson version found yet.

  The Fordson had an oval profile tank so the bottom inch was far less the four inches up in quantity.     If it was in fact to measure gas the first "inch" to mark a gallon would be four times longer than the one four marks up. 
    There were wood dipsticks made for the T (round and oval profile tanks)  that were available with the cars.  The middle marks were closer than top and bottom.

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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2017, 10:34:19 PM »
The Fordson was a heck of a tractor actually, quite stout.
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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 10:49:05 PM »
Interesting. You guys know alot of things.

It has a circle m mark so apparently it was made by moore drop forge.
No ford script, so possibly it was from a fergeson tractor.

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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2017, 11:41:42 PM »
I've learned a lot about the Ford N tractors from this guy

http://www.marvinbaumann.com/tools.html

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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 12:20:00 AM »
The plow wrench was mostly unchaged in the time it was issued.   Older ones will have Fordson, middle versions Ford script and after 1950 FoMoCo. 

   And then odd varients. The 3rd I have is marked in inches and CM on the other side.  No Fordson version found yet.

  The Fordson had an oval profile tank so the bottom inch was far less the four inches up in quantity.     If it was in fact to measure gas the first "inch" to mark a gallon would be four times longer than the one four marks up. 
    There were wood dipsticks made for the T (round and oval profile tanks)  that were available with the cars.  The middle marks were closer than top and bottom.
Often see the wood dipsticks at tractor swaps, need to grab me one.
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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2017, 12:34:35 AM »
During the A production Ford did not demand the tools carry the Ford logo.  This could mean it was an A era ( '28 - '31 )  tractor the wrench was made for.   Or not, they tended to use up old stocks after model changes if the wrenches fit.   And there was also aftermarket tools out there.  It gets very fuzzy in these years.

  I have a late T period head wrench with the logo and a N prefix to the part number.  Those seem to not be well documented with the N in car kits. 
     So I will guess it wasn't shipped in a car.   

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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 09:39:02 AM »

Often see the wood dipsticks at tractor swaps, need to grab me one.

Funny, we call them rulers and yardsticks :POKIE: lolx
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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 10:05:21 AM »

Often see the wood dipsticks at tractor swaps, need to grab me one.

Funny, we call them rulers and yardsticks :POKIE: lolx
Your a dipstick
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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2017, 10:47:07 AM »

Often see the wood dipsticks at tractor swaps, need to grab me one.

Funny, we call them rulers and yardsticks :POKIE: lolx
Your a dipstick

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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2017, 11:29:58 AM »
Is for measuring the end while you're tightening your nuts

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Re: Ruler wrench
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 06:56:10 PM »
The more time these items go into the abyss of the past the more the myth gains ground.   

    The wrench was designed to measure the depth of the dead furrow by Ford.   I am sure some old farmers could mentally calculate how much more time before having to fuel up to the minute by using it in the tank.

   And a billion other uses around the farm that his handy on tractor kit could cover.
   My bro was given a cheap 15 inch adustable way back in the early 90's and says it is the only wrench he carries for most things.  At least on the tractor.  Get the hitch ball on or loosen the clevis pin, the big brutish stuff that just needs a tweak.   
   
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    The monster clevis was another.  He has hung onto that just as long.   But I knew he would love that thing.

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