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Offline Jim C.

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #75 on: July 15, 2019, 02:01:42 PM »
Thanks Lou!  Yes, those are Craftsman tools.
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #76 on: August 25, 2019, 12:30:59 PM »
I bought a set of Witworth combination wrenches made in Spain.  Never had to use them yet, but I'm ready whenever a stray Spitfire might show up at the hangar.

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« Reply #77 on: August 26, 2019, 03:51:11 AM »
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a stray Spitfire might show up at the hangar.

That could happen!  A Spitfire is being flown around the world..
https://www.silverspitfire.com/
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #78 on: August 26, 2019, 10:17:09 AM »
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a stray Spitfire might show up at the hangar.

That could happen!  A Spitfire is being flown around the world..
https://www.silverspitfire.com/
When I read "Spitfire" and "Whitworth" in the same thread, I tend to think of this particular sort of Spitfire

although I don't know how much Triumph was still using Whitworth by the time they made this example of hazard at any speed.  And I doubt it would fly far anyway (and the landing wouldn't be pleasant).

But the other Spitfire, it would be neat for one of those to show up, yes.

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #79 on: August 26, 2019, 10:38:57 AM »
Or you may want to restore an old Packard. Or a vintage Triumph or BSA motorcycle.
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #80 on: August 26, 2019, 12:44:09 PM »
Packards used Whitworth fasteners?

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #81 on: August 26, 2019, 01:14:43 PM »
I have always heard that they  did. At least in their V-12 engines.
It would be worthwhile to read this-
https://jrcengineering.com/technical-support/whitworth-and-other-british-threads/

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2019, 02:20:34 PM »
Thanks, Papaw - interesting article, which successfully distracted me from doing actual work for a few minutes.

I was intrigued to learn that the WWII Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engines used S.U. carbs - I wonder if these were similar to the S.U. carbs found on British cars for so many years?  Given the deserved reputation of the S.U. carb for fussiness, those pilots must have been really grateful for good mechanics!

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #83 on: August 26, 2019, 04:06:48 PM »
I believe that every type of wrench was included including Whitworth, SAE and maybe metric.
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #84 on: August 27, 2019, 03:49:39 AM »
Every time I see a picture of a tool kit I wonder how many of these tools I may have passed by not knowing what they once belonged to.  I have a few sites saved that have tool kit descriptions but I wish more information was available.
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2019, 05:00:27 AM »
I hear you Al.  I’ve had similar thoughts about some tools I’ve seen here and there.  I can’t buy everything and I don’t necessarily have the time to research the tools.  I try to focus on a few things and “stay in my lane.”  Still, the “lane” is getting wider all the time!   :grin:

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #86 on: August 27, 2019, 08:06:09 AM »
Here are some NOS Barcalo wrenches made for the Merlin toolset. They must have made some extras.
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #87 on: August 27, 2019, 06:23:37 PM »
Ran across a bargain today! I would like to let all you guys in on it, I'll give free shipping to all members! ;-)
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #88 on: August 27, 2019, 07:29:17 PM »
Thanks but I already have the socket.
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #89 on: August 27, 2019, 08:18:03 PM »
Don, those things have been out almost 30 years and you are the first person I have ever known to have one. LMAO
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