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Old 06-08-2018, 08:29 AM   #1
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Looks like a honing tool but????
Like to know what this tool is used for.


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Old 06-08-2018, 09:34 AM   #2
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Hard to imagine the size of those puppies, maybe stick a ruler in one of your pix.
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Old 06-08-2018, 12:29 PM   #3
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Maybe valve grinding gauges,
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:50 PM   #4
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Looks like it could possible be a specific purpose made holder for dial indicators for performing shaft alignment using the reverse dial method.
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Since I can't figger it out, I "probably" don't NEED it!---"IGNORANCE IS BLISS"--Whatever thet MEANS???
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:44 AM   #6
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Definitely valve grinding gage. for determining the valve length for engine with non adjustable lifters. The top is adjustable with a lock screw (note the 45 degree angle like a valve), once you get a measurement you set the bottom one to grind a valve the the correct size.
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:27 PM   #7
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briphaeton has it correct. you place your valve in the fixture bump the bottom edge to your valve, transfer this to the drop in dummy valve and on your valve grinder set the dummy against the stem grinding wheel( wheel stopped) and dial back the clearance on the valve grinder.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:10 PM   #8
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Yup, that's it. A low tech version of the micrometer version, that will work with mushroom stem valves.
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Since I can't figger it out, I "probably" don't NEED it!---"IGNORANCE IS BLISS"--Whatever thet MEANS???
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But now you know what it's for, so now you need it! Good news, another new tool on the shelf! But wait, do you need a Sioux valve grinding machine to go with it? Yes, I think so, and those are big. Got one to sell you though...
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:48 AM   #10
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I plan on making them.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:38 PM   #11
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I think we are trailing away from the question.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

If someone is interested in this tool please contact me.

Thanks
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I think we are trailing away from the question.

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Hey Joop,

That never happens on the Barn!

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Old 06-13-2018, 07:55 AM   #13
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I think we are trailing away from the question.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

If someone is interested in this tool please contact me.

Thanks
Nooo we dont do that here. might wanna stick a tag and label them as such on them.
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