Author Topic: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set  (Read 12049 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online amecks

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1269
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #105 on: January 30, 2020, 04:59:04 AM »
I have a set of Williams Superslims open ends and I feel they're as good as any wrench.  I know there are other really great Whitworth/British Standard wrenches but I like the fit and feel of the Superslims. 
Here's my set of Superslim "ring spanners" or as we call them, box end wrenches.
Al
Jordan, NY

Offline lptools

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2225
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #106 on: January 30, 2020, 02:01:43 PM »
Hello, Al. Nice set of wrenches, I have never seen that Williams Superslim logo. Jim, are yours Williams wrenches, too? Regards, lou
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Online amecks

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1269
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #107 on: January 30, 2020, 03:27:44 PM »
If I can answer for Jim, my set is the same as his - with the T_W logo (T. Williams Co.).  I have never seen the Whitworth/BS wrenches plated but I have seen cad plated AF and Metric Superslims and a few chrome wrenches (extremely rare - makes me wonder if someone had them plated).

I used these wrenches only occasionally until 2010 when I bought the Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 twin motorcycle.  Almost every bolt on the machine is British Standard Cycle Thread - the same wrench sizes as the "BSF" (British Standard Fine) on the Superslims.  The bolts/threads that are not BSC are BA or actual Whitworth pattern.
Al
Jordan, NY

Offline lptools

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2225
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #108 on: January 30, 2020, 03:58:50 PM »
Hello, Al. Thanks!!!, Lou
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Online Jim C.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 946
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #109 on: January 30, 2020, 07:17:43 PM »
Hey Lou,

My wrenches are Superslims.  I actually got interested in them after I saw amecks’ post earlier in this thread.  They’re nice old wrenches.
Our Go-To Type Study Member

Online Jim C.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 946
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #110 on: January 30, 2020, 07:58:03 PM »
As for the MG, well, I’m making good progress.  Every nut and bolt I’ve encountered is Whitworth sized.  So, my small collection of Whitworth tools have been a necessity to say the least.  Interestingly, all the factory original fasteners associated with the engine and gearbox have Whitworth heads and metric threads!  I have no idea why that is.  Non engine/gearbox fasteners have Whitworth heads and threads.  I’ve also come across several BA (British Association) fasteners.  Consequently I bought a set of sockets that range between BA0 and BA8.  I’d like to find a set of BA wrenches if possible.  Anyway, here’s a couple photos.

Jim C.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2020, 07:59:48 PM by Jim C. »
Our Go-To Type Study Member

Online Bill Houghton

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2446
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #111 on: January 31, 2020, 11:01:04 AM »
Thanks for the photos - looking forward to seeing it complete.

Online Jim C.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 946
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #112 on: January 31, 2020, 01:58:50 PM »
Hey Bill,

Here’s a few more photos.  I painted the engine this morning and reassembled the grill and radiator.  Getting the grill back together was a little tricky.   It came apart easier than it went back together.  I’ll post a few pictures.  I’m really enjoying the project.

Jim C.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 02:12:36 PM by Jim C. »
Our Go-To Type Study Member

Online Jim C.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 946
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #113 on: January 31, 2020, 02:19:03 PM »
Here’s a few “before” pictures of the grill...... lots of rust and crud. 
Our Go-To Type Study Member

Online Jim C.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 946
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #114 on: January 31, 2020, 02:22:48 PM »
Here’s a few “after” photos......
Our Go-To Type Study Member

Online Jim C.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 946
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #115 on: February 06, 2020, 05:13:01 PM »
The finish line is near!
Our Go-To Type Study Member

Offline papadan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 301
  • Just an old wrench tugger
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #116 on: February 06, 2020, 07:10:56 PM »
Looking really good Jim!
VWs to D10s, I've fixed em.
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Online amecks

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1269
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #117 on: February 07, 2020, 06:40:48 PM »
Kind of exciting!  I'm jealous how fast this is going together.  My motorcycle project is moving along, although slowly.
Al
Jordan, NY

Online Jim C.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 946
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #118 on: February 07, 2020, 09:35:50 PM »
Looking really good Jim!

Thanks!  Almost done. 
Our Go-To Type Study Member

Online Jim C.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 946
Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #119 on: February 07, 2020, 09:51:59 PM »
Kind of exciting!  I'm jealous how fast this is going together.  My motorcycle project is moving along, although slowly.

Hi amecks,

I have the luxury of getting to work on the car 30 to 40 hours per week in a high end shop that has EVERYTHING necessary to keep the project moving as quickly and efficiently as possible.  I also get a lot of sound advice/help from the techs who work there restoring/fixing predominantly old Corvettes and other 1950s and 1960s muscle cars.  I’m very lucky to have this kind of access, otherwise, things would be going MUCH, MUCH slower.  Just keep plugging away! 

Jim C.
Our Go-To Type Study Member