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Old Ford Wrench
« on: December 03, 2010, 10:46:52 PM »
Any idea what this old wrench would have been for?  Had it in my box of old stuff for years but only recently noticed the Ford logo on it.

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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 03:02:11 AM »
If Elroy is not mistaken, Those were typically used for spark plug service.

Similar to these which also incorporate a box end




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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 06:21:45 AM »
I believe that yours has had it's box end cut off. There was not a wide variety of Ford hand tools made, and yours really looks as though it has been altered somewhere along the line.
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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 06:38:47 AM »
UB may have a point there.
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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 06:43:10 AM »
The 5893 was the replacement for the earlier Ford spark plug wrench (from what I read) although I don't know what they looked like but that might explain the difference but it's probably more along the lines of what Uncle Buck said. Now, I'd like to know for sure, lets get some close up pics especially of the end that may have been cut off.
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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 06:49:41 AM »
I probably have all the info needed in one of my old copies of "The Restorer" magazine. A couple of years back one issue went into great details about all of the tools that Ford sent with the cars, the article was in depth and described variations and the like. I have no clue which magazine it is, or where it is now buried though.
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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2010, 08:55:03 AM »
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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010, 09:42:00 AM »
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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2010, 11:38:39 AM »
Notice that says Model T, from the A forward through probably 1948 a small selction of tools would have accompanied each ford. BTW: All of those tools featured on that T site would have been special for Model T, but most would not have come with the car, perhaps a grease gun, a jack, some pliers, a couple of open ends, the bent handle combo frequently seen, and perhaps a screwdriver and a couple of tire irons, a tube patch kit and a monkey wrench. That would likely have been roughly what came with most of them.
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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 02:49:10 PM »
I'll post up a pic of the tail end later, but it sure does look like it was hacked off.  The end isn't square and there are visible signs of cutting like a hacksaw.

Not worth much, but nice to have a token from the Model T era.  Likely the oldest piece of memorabilia in my collection at this point.

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Re: Old Ford Wrench
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2010, 02:49:10 PM »