GASKET SCRAPER: Describes a scraper with a sharp chisel edge used to remove old gasket material from a surface before applying a new gasket.
HIGH CROWN SPOON: Describes a spoon with a heavily rounded tip ideal for use as a lever in confined areas, such as rounded body sections.
HOLE CUTTING SNIPS: Describes a pair of snips with pointed cutting blades for cutting holes in sheet metal material.
HOLE PUNCH: Describes a tool similar to plyers used in autobody repair to form holes along the edge of a repair panel allowing the panel to be plug-welded to the substructure at these holes.
HOLESAW: Describes a cylindrical-shaped saw for use with power tools to cut holes in sheet metal material, particularly for the installation of aerials.
HOLLOWING BLOCK: Describes a custom shaped wooden block on which the desired body shape can be produced by hammering.
HONING STONE: Describes a tool used for final smoothing in complicated metalwork repairs.
HOSE PINCH-OFF PLYERS: Describes a special tool used to pinch off hoses when servicing the cooling system, the plyers pivoting jaws squeeze hoses shut, preventing the need to drain the entire fluid system.
HUB PULLER: Describes a special tool of slide hammer design, used to remove wheel hubs on vehicles by pulling.
JOGGLER: Describes the specific metalworking tool use to create a "joggle"- a level welding surface that can be overlapped against the adjacent panel for subsequent spot welding.
LEVER: Describes a simple implement comprising an arm and a pivot used to lever out a trapped or warped metal surface.
LEVERING BAR: Describes a metalworking tool similar to large tire iron with flat hooked ends used for levering bent panels back into position.
LOCK PICKER SET: Describes a set of specialist tools designed for opening locked cars: for the use of professional locksmiths only.
LOCK PULLER: Describes a specialist door lock picker that can be attached to a car door lock and pull out an entire lock cylinder in the case of an emergency.
MAGNETO FILE: Describes a tool for filing ignition points and other small objects.
METAL SHEARS: Describes a scissor-like hand tool used for cutting sheet metal.
PANEL HAMMER: Describes a specialist hammer used in metalworking fitted with two different fly-shaped heads allowing it to have a dual purpose.
PICK AND FINISHING HAMMER: Describes a type of body hammer with a pointed end on one side and a shallow domed end.
PINSTRIPING TOOL: Describes a specialist painting tool used to apply thin, precise lines on car body contours.
<PISTON RING CLAMP: Describes a specialist automotive tool used to install pistons rings by compressing the rings into the appropriate grooves. With the piston rings compressed, the piston can be installed into the cylinder by light tapping.
PISTON RING GROOVE CLEANER: Describes a specialist automotive tool used to remove the buildup of carbon and other foreign bodies from piston grooves before re-installing piston rings
PISTON RING PLIERS: Describes a plier-like specialist automotive tool used to spread and slip piston rings over a piston for removal and installation.
PLANISHING HAMMER: Describes a hammer used in panel beating.
POINTS FILE: Describes the thin, fine-toothed file used for cleaning and smoothing off the piles that build up on contact breaker points.
PUNCH: Describes a tool used for driving out bolts, rivets and pins.
RADIATOR HOSE SHARK TOOTH PLIERS: Describes a specialist tool used to either remove or install radiators and heater hoses. The pliers earn their name from their round and toothed jaws that securely grip the hose while the handles provide leverage to release the hose.
RASP: Describes a file with coarse teeth used to prepare a tire for section repair and buffing before re-treading.
RETAINER SPRING TOOL: Describes a specialist tool that comes in various shapes, particularly useful when working on drum brakes.
RIVET: Describes a metal pin used to hold two metal objects together, with one end of the rivet having a head and the other requiring to be set to create another head.
RIVETER: Describes a tool with pliers-like handles and nose piece used to insert rivets in body repair work to rivet sheet metal material.
RIVET GUN: Describes a specialist tool with plier-like handles and a nose piece used to insert rivets in body repair work.
RIVETING HAMMER: Describes a hammer whose head has been specifically fashioned to secure rivets in sheet metal material.
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A guide to acquiring, restoring and maintaining UK or European Classic Cars of the Fifties and Sixties- as well as a recollection of the iconic cars of the era and the visionaries that produced them.