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Offline jpvjmv

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What is this wrench for?
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:31:39 AM »
My daughter found this wrench at an auction. I cannot find any information about what it is for. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: What is this wrench for?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 01:10:27 PM »
It's for a Ford.  Sorry -I couldn't resist- to easy.
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Re: What is this wrench for?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 01:35:07 PM »
Any numbers on it?

I think it's part of something, but I cant quite place it


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Offline wvtools

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Re: What is this wrench for?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 01:46:07 PM »
I think Skip is right.  I have the same recollection that it is one end of another wrench.  Or it could be that they were made both ways (one end and two end).

My recollection that it was a Z wrench paid off.  Here are two on EBay that may be it or similar to it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mossberg-Ford-Model-T-Wrench-5-Z-806-Generator-Wrench-1920s-Nice-/271190933796?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f243d4124#ht_411wt_953

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Vintage-Model-T-Ford-Wrench-5-Z-806-Old-Tool-Automotive-MOSSBERG-CO-/330885063260?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0a49625c#ht_57wt_953

Offline jpvjmv

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Re: What is this wrench for?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 02:18:58 PM »
Skip - There are no numbers or other markings on the tool.

wvtools - This wrench looks similar to the ones you linked to on ebay but it is not double eneded and as best I can tell was never "cut in half".

Thanks for the help so far.

Offline rusty

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Re: What is this wrench for?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 02:27:27 PM »
As I remember, only one end of the Z wrench was for the generator, the other was for something else.
So, perhaps an aftermarket wrench for ford....

(An enormous number of companies sold 'unofficial' repair tools for the Fords..)
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Re: What is this wrench for?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 04:03:11 PM »
What you have is half of the Ford 5-Z-806 wrench (as was stated above).  Some one just did a very good job of doing it.  I have come across many Ford tools that were modified to fit the users need, some of them also very well done.

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Re: What is this wrench for?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 05:51:08 PM »
The application of the small end must have been easier to do with a shorter wrench.   I have seen others cut like that one.

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Re: What is this wrench for?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 10:18:53 PM »
It's for a Ford.  Sorry -I couldn't resist- to easy.

I'm glad you were a smart ass before I could make the same comment!!!