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Old 04-25-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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What is a Ford wrench? never heard of this kind of wrench in my life!
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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While I don't carry it in my camper, I have an old one that most likely dates back to the Model A Ford tool kit it came from. It sits in my garage tool chest and I use it quite often.
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It looks like a tool that was invented before my time. A piece of collection.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:08 AM   #5
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They were also called a "monkey wrench". I have an old tire inflating tool my grandfather used on the farm that they had to remove a sparkplug from their car/tractor/truck and insert an adaptor into the sparkplug hole and let the engine pump up the tire.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
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They were also called a "monkey wrench". I have an old tire inflating tool my grandfather used on the farm that they had to remove a sparkplug from their car/tractor/truck and insert an adaptor into the sparkplug hole and let the engine pump up the tire.
I thought a "Monkey Wrench" was a "pipe wrench" (does not have flat surfaces but aggressive teeth). Need to look this up to be sure.

HAH! We are both right!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_wrench

It refers to any adjustable jaw wrench apparently.

Oops I read that wrong. ONLY a flat jaw one is a monkey wrench.
A pipe wrench is still just a pipe wrench.
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Interesting...I've learned my new piece of info for the day...and it's only 8:15 in the morning!

So it looks similar to a pipe wrench, but with smooth jaws.
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They were also called a "monkey wrench". I have an old tire inflating tool my grandfather used on the farm that they had to remove a sparkplug from their car/tractor/truck and insert an adaptor into the sparkplug hole and let the engine pump up the tire.
That's interesting!
In todays world you'd be hard pressed to find the spark plugs let alone if it even had one!

My dw has a hard enough time just PUTTING air in a tire much less overhaulin the engine to do it!

Example) the other day she says her tire light was on so she pulled up to the air hose in the shop and looks at all four tires and makes an educated decision on which one was infact LOW.
she then procedes to fill the one up that to the best of her knowledge looked low.
Hmmmm ............ she texts me later and writs I quote. "Tire light came on so I filled up the low tire but the lights still on please check it tonight"
So I get her tire gauge out of the ds door pocket and start from ds front 38
Ds rear 36 Ps rear 25 and finally Ps front 68
you get the point
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The monkey wrench is an adjustable wrench, a later American development of eighteenth century English coach wrenches. It was popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but is now used only for heavier tasks, having been mostly replaced by the lighter and sleeker shifting adjustable. The term monkey wrench is also used colloquially (and mistakenly) to refer to the pipe wrench, owing to their broadly similar shapes.

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Yea, I got that and posted in my edit.
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We used Monkey wrench and Stillson synonymously in our neck of the woods. Never heard it referred to as a Ford wrench before.
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