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#840686 02/21/21 4:03 am
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Can anyone identify this tool?

It belongs to my grandpa who rode competition trials in the 1950s on a BSA gold star.

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the hook thing reminds me of a spring puller. the carb is part of an AMAL "remote float" type

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Yeah, teachers use them all the time, modern equivalent of chalk.

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Used to check spring tension.

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For throttle springs I guess?

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It makes me think of the old "pencil in the plug hole" method of setting ignition timing. There were some creative special timing tools available in the sixties when I first got involved with the Brit stuff.

so....I'm gonna guess it is a tool for setting or checking ignition timing.

But no one would want to time their bike with something like that these days. A 1" dial indicator setup is the way to go.

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"But no one would want to time their bike with something like that these days. A 1" dial indicator setup is the way to go."

Nowt wrong with pencil down the hole for an old British bike- fine for my side valve Ariel & my Panther. smile
Cheers, Bevan

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Originally Posted by BevanC
"But no one would want to time their bike with something like that these days. A 1" dial indicator setup is the way to go."

Nowt wrong with pencil down the hole for an old British bike- fine for my side valve Ariel & my Panther. smile
Cheers, Bevan
I stand so corrected for casting aspersions on the "old" ways that have served for so many years. Thanks for carrying on with the traditional methods.

But I'll stick with using a dial indicator myself because they are so much easier for my old eyes to see. .


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