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Unknown Use for Wrenches (Magneto)


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Old 11-04-2017, 08:59:03 PM
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I have no idea what these would have been used for. They are on a piece of Kleenex for comparison. Any ideas?
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I have no idea what these would have been used for. They are on a piece of Kleenex for comparison. Any ideas?
Yes, I have seen and probably have some.

The small ones in the location, left bottom corner, and right bottom corner. I have some factory JAWA and CZ motorcycle, tool kits that have wrenches like them. Circa late 1960' to mid 70's, at least on my stuff.

That thin blade is a feeler Gage. Those bikes were 2-stroke, so the feeler gage could only be used for the points or spark plug. Of course the thickness would be a dead givaway.

Are there any identifying marks on any of them. But most of mine are unmarked anyhow. Not all but some are.

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Thanks. I will have to ask. They are not mine.
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Default Re: Unknown use for wrenches

They are all magneto spanners; so the larger size hex is used to undo the point assembly the smaller sized hex end is used to adjust the points, also using the setting gauge. The offset one in the middle looks like a Bosch, although most often they have a brand marked on them.
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I agree with Craig Gillingham's assessment.

We always called those small tools "ignition wrenches". They are often found in dusty, little-used trays of auto mechanics' toolboxes.
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I have a couple of sets. I also have 2 sets of small nut drivers-english and metric and miniature screw drivers. they are a must for working on small toys and models. Ron
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I want to add that the nut drivers are small. The English go down to 3/32" , the metric go down to 3 mm. Ron
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