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#1 Martin

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:20 PM

While working on some restorations I thought it would be fun to lay out those tools that we use to bolt these cars together. Most are common to us all, some I do not know who the manufactures are.

Chime in if you know the tools that are not named or if you know more info on the ones that are. They may not all be slot related but they are in my tool box just the same.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 07:51 PM

I don't have any answers, but I like your thread Martin :victory:


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:26 PM

#13 Dynamic for knock off hubs (?)

 

I too like your thread.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:01 PM

17   riggen??   18  19   AMT??


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 10:23 PM

#15 is Champion. These first came with their 36D RTRs.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 03:54 AM

1 is Monogram, I think 1462-009 is Aurora, 14 is Revell, 16 is AMT from 1965, 18 looks like MPC though I've never seen one despite searching of it, 19 is AMT 1966

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:49 AM

#15 is Champion. These first came with their 36D RTRs.

I kept thinking I should know #15 but I could not place it. I want to say Champion had a tool for the taper-lock wheels but man that was a long time ago.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:12 AM

#17 is Riggen.  #12 I believe is Dynamic.



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:47 AM

Thanks guys for all the input. I will update the list. While working on the Classic Stinger which has a offset 2 prong knock offs, I had to make (adapt) a Cox 2 prong tool to get inside the wheel hub. There must of been a Classic tool but do not know what it looks like.

Gary love your display, got to make a display like that, nicely done.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:30 PM

I kept thinking I should know #15 but I could not place it. I want to say Champion had a tool for the taper-lock wheels but man that was a long time ago.

Your memory is good Eddie. The large end fit the taper-locks on rear hubs & spurs as well as the front wheel nuts with plastic inserts. The tool's other end fit the smaller taper-locks Champion used with their 36D pinions.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 01:40 PM

I think 4 & 5 are both Monogram and 7 & 8 are Revell



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:01 PM

This is what I carried in the 60s

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:37 PM

Tools and more tools, You can see I took a Cox spinner wrench cut it off ground a hex and then glued it into a socket. Bottom right hand corner. I would like to know what Classic had in mind, never seen that tool.

The Strombecker knife has a cool race car on the flip side. E has a hex and a flat blade.

G and J are my favorite pinion pullers because they have a flat to get behind the pinion. A is a nice press, but most of the time I use my small vise which is clamped to the bench.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:33 PM

B if you are wondering is a Dynamic bearing press for both installing and removing . C as you may know is Cox. Love the home made puller. I have repaired a few pullers by drilling out a suitable threaded bolt and adding a pin made of an old broken drill bit. The G and J pullers don't mess up the gear so they are great if there is room .



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:49 PM

H is a Rand gear puller from the 60's.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:45 PM

Thanks for posting the pics of the Strombecker knife, great little tool. I bet you were the man at the track. Reminds us of how popular slots were back then. 

Thanks all for the info guys.

Gary, who made the screw driver on your board,bottom left is that a slot car brand ? The one wrench at the bottom looks like Jose ???????? tell me more, very nice collection. I am feeling a little tool envy. If you have doubles and I have some that you don't, wanna do some trading?  Still looking for the answer to the Classic spinner tool?


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:33 PM

The screwdriver is marked Simanco USA, the wrench at the bottom says Logix Kosmos, I may have some spare tools to trade, I will take a look, but I'm pretty sure I have a spare Renwal, and for sure I have some carded Aurora 3 way wrenches.



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:07 PM

If you let me know what you need or are interested in by number or name I will see if I have a doubles.

I do not have a Renwal and I like the winged socket next to the adjustable wrench. Nice looking bearing press's too. you can PM me if you think that is more appropriate.

 

Gary 4 and 5 are Monogram as you said, found this

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

And now I know how to use the Dynamic press

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:56 PM

Also I will add this one to the collection. I thought someone had cut the wrench part off but I see it came that way in an AFX Aurora tune up kit.

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 10:33 AM

I got what I think is a common Wrench except that it has both Aurora and K & B stamped on it. I think there must be thousand of these out there.

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 11:46 AM

Here is the history of K and B and shows when they were sold to Aurora

The History of K&B - MECOA.com
www.mecoa.com/kb/history/history.htm

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 01:14 AM

Found this, Had not seen the packaging before.

 

Its either I or L on my display, hard to tell. I am going with L final answer.

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 11:53 PM

That strombecker pocket knife is so rad! Never seen one of those before.
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