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Offline kxxr

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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #165 on: January 27, 2013, 10:41:32 AM »
Thanks for noticing, MrChuck. Cell phone cameras have come a long way. I am pretty sure I rigged up a tripod for these photos. It's almost impossible for me to push the 'shutter' button without moving the camera. I use one of those dashboard phone holders as a make shift tripod. Works pretty good.

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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #166 on: January 31, 2013, 05:17:43 AM »
Here is one I haven't seen before. Open gear Companion USA with a small WF stamped on it. 3/8 drive. I don't recall seeing one of these with the little snap ring on the head before.



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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #167 on: January 31, 2013, 09:14:30 PM »
I'm pretty sure I have an Indestro rat that  looks a lot like that Companion.

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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #168 on: February 04, 2013, 04:29:57 PM »
3/8 drive PowrKraft 84H4843 should clean up nicely (some day).


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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #169 on: February 19, 2013, 04:15:05 PM »
Indestro Select Steel 6270 3/8 drive. I just got this set today. It's in great shape.

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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #170 on: February 19, 2013, 07:57:47 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #171 on: February 19, 2013, 10:26:45 PM »
That whole Indestro Select socket set looks nice!
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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #172 on: February 23, 2013, 11:40:07 AM »
> Seekonk Mfg., Seekonk, Mass.

Hmm.Seekonk is about 500 ft from where I work ;P

The T shaped thing is a fixed value torque wrench, for installing something in particulat that needs 6 in lbs of torque....

Off the cuff guess would be fuel injectors or glow plugs , not many things on a big diesel engine need only 6inlb of torque...(or perhaps a sensor)

I found a "Radiator Specialties Tool" of similar shape etc that is preset for 6 inch pounds.  What on earth would need 6 inch pounds on a cooling system????

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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #173 on: March 24, 2013, 10:36:21 AM »
This brand pops up every once in a while. I have picked up some wrenches and now this 1/4 drive ratchet. I thought when I first saw it that I had a match at home that would have a more familiar brand name on it, but I was unable to find one. It is similar to several, but no exact match. Some older posts mention this brand as having been provided to some military mechanics and others mention KD edit: Kal Cameron or American Kal as maker of some of the ProAmerica tools. Still others have said that the brand appeared in local stores. Most of the mentions are from posts dated 2008-ish to present. Here it is, the ProAmerica 4150, 1/4 drive ratchet.


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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #174 on: March 24, 2013, 01:23:20 PM »
This brand pops up every once in a while. I have picked up some wrenches and now this 1/4 drive ratchet. I thought when I first saw it that I had a match at home that would have a more familiar brand name on it, but I was unable to find one. It is similar to several, but no exact match. Some older posts mention this brand as having been provided to some military mechanics and others mention KD as maker of some of the ProAmerica tools. Still others have said that the brand appeared in local stores. Most of the mentions are from posts dated 2008-ish to present. Here it is, the ProAmerica 4150, 1/4 drive ratchet.


I've seen them sold in auto parts stores myself.  I have a spark plug socket I bought in a bind, in Minden LA, from an Orielly Auto Parts store.
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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #175 on: March 24, 2013, 06:26:09 PM »
Proamerica is a trademark for  KAL CAMERON MFG. CORP

http://www.trademarkia.com/proamerica-73762044.html

Can't find much else about them tho.

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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #176 on: March 25, 2013, 04:26:37 AM »
Thanks Rusty! I got lazy and did not re-check the references I had seen earlier. That one was mentioned, and I mis-remembered it as KD. Duh! It is settled then, Kal Cameron, aka Kal Pro Tools and American Kal. Thanks for keeping it straight.

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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #177 on: March 25, 2013, 11:27:00 AM »
Can’t believe I read through all 12 pages of the ratchet  posts to see if I had any to contribute, but I do!!  I’ll do my “worker” drawer first and then  add some of the “sweeties”  from the collector’s box later on.

From upper left to lower right(and then I’ll cover the extreme right side)
 Craftsman 947641 ½” manual impact driver(great for loosing up those pesky screws on the old air cooled VW engine shrouds)
Proto 3/8” 5249  in good+ cond.
SK ½” 42470 that’s nearly mint
Proto Flex head ½” with some missing plating on the head  54574
Allen 12800  N  I bought new several years ago at a farm supply house here in town.
Craftsman V series  ¾” drive flexover  4431  bought new some years ago
Craftsman ½”  V series ½” flexover 44201  source is fuzzy right now….
Indestro ¾” drive ratchet  2372  paid $10 for it last summer at a flea market
Husky CB 51 3/8” flexover  from a yard sale
P&C 3/8” flex head ratchet 3257-2  one of my favorites.  Paid $26 for it on ebay and it’s cherry
No name Klein clone long shaft ¼” drive spinner
GM Goodwrench spark plug ratchet  flexhead 3/8” 32602 no sign of US or Asian descent, I’m guessing US
2 SK thumbwheel rats  virtually in new condition wonat an auction last winter.  the ¼” is a49270 and the 3/8” is a45172
Blackhawk  3/8”34945 A nearly new from a flea market
Sawed off Bonney 3/8”(butchers!!) but I only paid $2 for it at a yard sale
SK 3/8” 45170 with a little plating coming off(why it’s a worker)
Overseas Stanley angle rat  87-998 nearly new cond.  From a pawn shop buy in MO  spring 2012
Right Side tools:
NAPA  NB-46 3/8”  bought new back In the 80’s and has been a faithful worker
SK short ¼” 40970 nearly new cond.  Paid 50 cents for it at a pawn shop in NW Arkansas
Craftsman 3/8” slide bar 4428  source of this is unknown
Stanley Professional ¼” drive  87-137
MAC ¼” flexhead M3R(my favorite small rat, it’s like butter in your hand)
Powr=Kraft ¼” flexover  84W4753  from an auction flat some time ago.
Husky  CS-70 ½” drive short slide bar  source unknown
¼” Taiwan spring shaft spinner  no name(and hard to see in photo)
Craftsman ¼” combination spinner and extension(with the female end in the top of the handle)

I do have a ¾” Plomb  pebble with the right selector arm, but just take my word for it.  And also a Bonney ¾ with broken gear, and a C-man V series ¾ that’s pretty rusty.  My little Armstrong  ¼” with the old logo on it will definitely be in the next photo shoot

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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #178 on: April 13, 2013, 03:23:42 PM »
Here's one hefty half inch drive, good ol' KMart Benchtop. I haven't weighed it in comparison to any others but it does feel much heavier than average.


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Re: Ratchets (with pictures)
« Reply #179 on: April 13, 2013, 03:58:35 PM »
Do you have the 3/8" breaker in that Indestro set? Because, if you don't, I just picked up one that might match.
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