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Found one on the internet (wasn't there last I looked which was a few years ago)

 

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Swagelok Roller Cam Flare Wrench

 

Applications that use tubing and connectors, such as refrigeration and braking systems, frequently require flare-nut wrenches for service. Such wrenches have split box opening that can slip over a tubing line, yet still grip a connecter at more points than an open-end wrench. For efficient operation, it would be desirable to have flare-nut ratchet wrenches, and several types of ratchet mechanisms have been developed for this need.

 

One such ratchet flare-nut tool is illustrated by the Swagelok "Cam-Loc" wrench in the photograph. The Cam-Loc mechanism employs a series of small rollers to line the wrench opening, with the rollers held in place by small guide pins. The wrench opening has been forged so that each roller has room to move in one direction, but is blocked (by a rib of the forging) in the other direction. A small spring behind the rollers urges them to remain in contact with the connector.

 

 

Swagelok "Cam-Loc" 9/16x11/16 Roller Cam Flare Wrench, with Inset for Reverse.

In operation, when the wrench is turned in the selected direction, the rollers lock in position and bear against the flat of the connector, providing a firm grip for turning. But when turned in the opposite direction, the rollers pivot slightly to one side and ride over the vertices of the connector, allowing it to slip freely. This provides the desired ratchet action.

 

The wrench is marked with the trademarked brand "Swagelok" and "Crawford Fitting Co.", with "Cam-Loc" and the patent #2,550,010 on the reverse. A check of the trademark records show that "Swagelok" was originally filed by the Crawford Fitting Co. and is now owned by the Swagelok Company. The wrench appears to be made of an aluminum alloy, making it lighter than might be expected for its size.

 

The Cam-Loc patent was filed by A. Kavalar and issued in 1951. The same inventor later filed the patent for the "Loc-Rite" wrench opening, a design with relieved corners in the broaching to avoid rounding the corners of a connector. This later patent was assigned to Kelsey-Hayes Corp. and used by Bonney and Utica.

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Three is a windshield wiper remover. Have one in my tool box at work

Four , I think , is a leather stretcher for shoes. Relieves bunion areas.

The Swagelock I only heard about today from an old GM factory worker, used for A/C lines in tight spots had one way bearings.

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Second is a valve lash adjuster. Use the deep socket of your choice that fits the locknut on the adjuster. Socket snaps on the square part of the wrench.

 

Slip the socket over the lash adjuster, run the bit down to the slot in the adjuster, break the lock nut loose, use the screwdriver bit attached to the ribbed knob to adjust the lash.

 

Easy as pie, all the time the engine is running and you have to keep your hand and arm in synch with the rocker arm going up and down.

 

Way back in the dark ages when I worked in my dad's truck shop I got pretty good adjusting valves with a box end wrench, a stubby screwdriver, and feeler gauges.

 

But, most folks have never touched adjustable lash rocker arms, a thing of the past since hydraulic lifters came about in the 50's (maybe earlier). Performance engines and diesels still have 'em.

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#4 is a "Bunion Stretcher" . It is used for loosening and stretching leather shoes in very specific areas. I was a high end shoe retailer for many years and that tool saved many a sale.

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3 is a valve spring compressor, and an old one at that,

 

I think the last two items, 8-9 and 10-11, are wood carving tools. I know I have seen people work with the last one in carving small wood carvings, like ducks, and bears, and the like.

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1. For pulling a harmonic balancer or pulley. It's just missing a few parts.

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2. Valve lash adjuster

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4. A "Bunion Stretcher" (frikken Awesome!)

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5. A saw set

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6. A Roller Cam Flare Wrench (for working with tubing)

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7 and 8. Lacing tools to install locking rubber around wind shields and auto glass (this makes sense, they came out of Gary's barn and way way back he was in the glass business)

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Anyone else have something that they've no idea what it could be - Looks like these guys are the deal for figuring it out :th:

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