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What is this for? 27 May 2019 19:53 #200772

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Hi,

I recently helped a friend collect the contents of a garage he had inherited and there a few items that we need help identifying.

The first one is this Snap-On brand tool that looks quite involved, but no idea what it does.






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What is this for? 27 May 2019 20:44 #200773

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It's a ridge remover for taking out the ridge at the top of a cylinder. I have a similar one made by Sykes-Pickavant.

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What is this for? 28 May 2019 00:17 #200777

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wee-allis has it.
Best thing with this type was you could just raise the ridge a bit without opening the top of the bore right up.
Just needed enough so new rings did not hit the ridge.
Yes I have a version on the shelf.
Cheers Steve

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What is this for? 28 May 2019 08:43 #200779

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Hi,

now I know what it is, there are plenty of variations to be found, www.ebay.com/bhp/cylinder-ridge-reamer

And some online videos that show how to use it.

Thanks gents.

Terry

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What is this for? 28 May 2019 15:54 #200785

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When your A40 or Pilot would start smoking at 30.000 miles,and needed new rings,these thing got a lot of use,but I dont see any need now.....unless you got an old Austin truck, I suppose.

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What is this for? 28 May 2019 20:22 #200789

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How many Holden red motors did I re-ring with one of these? Always a fair lip in the bores.

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What is this for? 28 May 2019 21:00 #200792

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Doubt if some of these modern day mechanics would even know what a ridge-cutter was.
Prolly think it was some sort of earthmoving gear!

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What is this for? 29 May 2019 15:23 #200800

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Not surprising ,when you can get 200,000k/s out of a jap motor,and the bores still look like new.

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What is this for? 29 May 2019 17:32 #200802

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Yep, over 400,000k on one of my Rb30's and still had hone hatching down the bores.

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