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Old 16-02-14, 11:22 AM
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Default Cylinder head spanner remanufacture

AC Owners Club - Replica Bristol Engine Cylinder Head Spanner

over on ACOC forum-looking for people to make the order up to 10 spanners.

Graham
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Old 16-02-14, 01:00 PM
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Default Bristol 6-cylinder spanner

I don't seem to be able to use my Bristol Forum login on the AC club posts and I do not have Mr. Blythe's e-mail address. I would like to join in on the orders for the remanufactured spanner.
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Old 16-02-14, 02:46 PM
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Hi,
I'm also interested in the spanner but cannot access the AC forum. Can someone post his email address or make mikne available to him. Thanks
Ignacio Vivancos
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Old 16-02-14, 05:11 PM
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I'll transfer your interest, gents, and direct Tony to this thread.
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Old 16-02-14, 06:19 PM
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Default A special spanner? Wrench to remove what?

This must be very special, as I have lost count on how many English cars I have repaired/dismantled with few 'special tools' ever required. Even the complex Japanese cars from the early years were really no problem is one is improvisational enough to grasp the problem. Unless, of course, one is looking to find tools for a kit that came originally with the car. The little adjustable spanner with the marque's name, such as early Jaguars comes to mind. Any competent machine shop can reproduce most any tool.
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I would be interested in one of these as well.
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Old 16-02-14, 08:13 PM
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Default The very special cylinder head spanner.

Gentlemen: The is a box wrench, and they have been manufactured since the earliest days of automobiles. The common name is a 'start wrench' and as the name implies, it is used to reach that top-most bolt holding in so many starters. They usually come in two sizes that fits most starters. As to remanufacture, the process is called CNC machining, and once the program is written, you may pop out as many replicas as you care to produce. You may even have them engraved, blackened, hardened and the rest. One 'original' will do, and the rest is simple economics.
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I have been having exact replicas made from top quality tool steel for a long time now that are fit for purpose and fit into the 400 tool box ! Everyone that has purchased them are very happy so please PM me if you want one ?

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Old 16-02-14, 08:25 PM
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And I'm sure that I posted pictures etc at the time they were first manufactured ! Let me know if you need pictures and please let the AC club know they don't need to spend money on tooling.
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Old 16-02-14, 09:21 PM
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Search under head spanner on this forum and you will see my pics of the existing replica available now
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Gentlemen: The is a box wrench, and they have been manufactured since the earliest days of automobiles. The common name is a 'start wrench' and as the name implies, it is used to reach that top-most bolt holding in so many starters. They usually come in two sizes that fits most starters. As to remanufacture, the process is called CNC machining, and once the program is written, you may pop out as many replicas as you care to produce. You may even have them engraved, blackened, hardened and the rest. One 'original' will do, and the rest is simple economics.
Clueless to say the least ! Not a box wrench or start wrench -- it's a Bristol 6 cylinder head spanner !! Or maybe an obstruction spanner
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Old 16-02-14, 10:16 PM
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Greg,
I have never seen your link to one for sale. Whats the price? I have seen you have bumpers etc for sale but not the spanner.

Can you post up photos of your replica and the price.

Graham
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Search under head spanner on this forum and you will see my pics of the existing replica available now
Here it is http://www.bristolcars.info/forums/6528-post21.html

EDIT: Ignore the title, it's the correct post but the "system" automatically uses the original thread title (must turn that off ...)

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Thank you Kevin, as I was struggling to post more pics from the eye pad ! And thanks Ronnie for describing what it isn't :-) but at least you are an expert and very knowledgeable on what it isn't.

Just joking ! :-)
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Clueless to say the least ! Not a box wrench or start wrench -- it's a Bristol 6 cylinder head spanner !! Or maybe an obstruction spanner
Used to see these in tool boxes, 1/2" and 9/16" with this shape. Starter or generator bolts. Ratchets took their place I bet.
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Old 19-02-14, 11:53 AM
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How do I express an interest in one of these spanners for the next batch? iM not an ACOC member so cannot reply on their forum to Anthony Blythe
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Now sorted personal message posted
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Old 21-02-14, 06:13 AM
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All, I've now registered on this site so can pick up any expressions of interest / query. Kind Regards, Tony B

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All, I've now registered on this site so can pick up any expressions of interest / query. Kind Regards, Tony B
All, The first order for 10 spanners (batch 1) have now been returned from the specialist high pressure water jet cutting company and are undergoing final milling. The second batch order, again for a minimum of 10 spanners has been been finalised & this batch will go through the same processes. I am not actively pursuing a 3rd batch of 10 spanners but if sufficient interest is shown I will see what I can do.
Thank you to all who placed orders including those from across the pond (x3), South Africa & Europe. Tony B
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And thank you all that have ordered the head spanners from me over the last three years that are made by a British specialist tool maker as perfect replicas from the best quality tool steel :-) and as used by professional Bristol engine builders !!
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