Found in a creek by my son. Anyone have any idea?
That is a five dollar bill.....Don
Sorry I couldn't resist
Actually they are Brake spring pliers
It is a Drum Brake Tool. Taking off and stretching long springs back on.
Yep. Somebody mashed their finger and hauled off and threw it in the creek.
Worth about five dollars. Don
I have a cople of them in my brake tool drawer I have picked up over the years . but seldom ever use them . I still just use a screwdriver or pliers 98% of the time
Learned how to change brake shoes on a 1966 f100 pickup . Still have the original tools .
Probably the scars too!
Amen to that brother
Well you guys seem to have great knowledge about brake tools. My guess was going to be a hemorrhoid picker/removal/tool thingie.
Yeah ,the springs will sometimes slip off the hook .
Fellow that invented that tool started with a screw driver and pair of pliers.
He worked at the busted knuckle garage. Ouch
If you would just move that drum brake tool we could tell you more about that carpet he found.
I came across old break tools about a year ago cleaning out stuff. Old hammers (one with a replaceable lead head!), Red Wing axes and tools I have no idea what they were used for🙄
Along the lines of changing brakes ,
I remember as a young kid my dad had a car with disc brakes on the front . first one him or the neighbors had with with disc brakes . it was a discussion for a day or two among the neighbors and relatives. no one had ever changed a set before and were taking about how bad it might be . and how to to it was a big part of it I remember it because it was a big deal to the grownups and such events stick with us .
any way I remember several of the men folk all huddled around the front of the car and then the out come of thats it , that was easy ..
Channel locks are faster... and easier!
I have a tool box full of stuff thst most youngsters would look.at and say what the heck ? Ridge reamers , hand held suction cup valve grinder , pilot bearing removal tool etc . Stuff no one uses except us old facts restoring old stuff .
How about a timing light and dwell meter?
Ever gauge a set of points with a matchbook?
Or prank your buddy with a charged condenser?
I didn't even know suction cups had valves.