Rob’s Toolbox Challenge – Answers

Listed below are the answers to Rob's Toolbox Challenge, from All British Day 2017 

Congratulations to Cliff Milne who answered 7 out of the 10 correctly, and has won a copy of the hard cover book "The Art of Gordon Crosby" by Peter Garnier.   

#1 - SU Jet Centering Tool

This is used when building SU Carburetors. Loosely fit the jet carrier (no jet at this stage) fit
the Bell to the body without the piston, slide the centering tool through the bell, and into the
loose jet carrier to align it. Then tighten the carrier, and check for free non-binding travel.

#2 - Bullet connector pliers

This Tool is used to push bullet connectors together.

#3 - Spring Hose Clamp Tool

This tool is used more often on modern cars to remove hose clamps by clamping onto them
in order to hold them open to remove.

#4 - Top Dead Centre Bubble Finder

This works by getting the piston close to top dead centre, then screwing in the modified spark
plug. You then put some elasticated liquid (spit) to cover the hole, and by rotating the crank you
can see the Liquid (spit) rise then fall as you go over TDC, by turning back and forth you can
find TDC

#5 - Brake Split Pin Removal Tool

This screwdriver has a sot cut into it which is used to remove the split pins that are difficult to
get to in the brake drums

#6 - Spark Plug Gapping Tool (Feeler Gauge)

A spark plug gapping tool is used to gap a spark plug between the ground and the electrode
to a manufacturers specs.

#7 - Cable Oiler

The cable oiler clamps down onto the wire cable in order to push lubricant down the cable

#8 - Piston Ring Pliers

These are used to remove piston rings by forcing them to open wide enough to get over the
piston to either fit or remove the rings.

#9 - Brake Adjusting Spanner

The brake adjusting spanner is used for adjusting the brake tensioner.

#10 - Wiper Blade Holder Spreader Tool

This tool was given to Rob many years ago in the UK by the Trico Rep (windscreen wiper
manufacturer). This tool is the correct size for their wiper blades, simply slide it between the
clamps on the wiper arm and push it in to open them to the correct gap, to accept the new

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