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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello,

This feeler gauge used to be 12" long.
I have used 1/2 of it for other repairs. What would a 12" long feeler gauge set, sizes from .0015 to .015 be used to measure?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Was it an actual set of feeler gauges? Or was it individual pieces? If it was individual pieces, it may have just been an assortment of shim stock.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello Mister T,

There was a set that you could buy with the sizes i mentioned. I also had an assortment as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Feeler gauges like that are used to measure piston clearance during a rebuild.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We used feeler gauge sets 12 inches long to set the gaps on doors on industrial furnaces. I'm talking about heat treat furnaces such as draws and carborizers. I believe Starret used to make them.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If they had a hole in the end they were used with a set of spring scales to check piston skirt clearance on engine rebuilds.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We used long feeler gauges to adjust valves on the old 292 cid ford engines to keep from burning our hsnds on the exhaust manifolds. Brian
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hey Guido. The only brass ones I've seen in automotive were for setting reluctor gap on electronic ignition for Chryslers. Those were .010 if I remember corectly. .015? Got me.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

piston clearance
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello ASEguy,
I just looked at the picture, and it looks as if the feeler gauge is brass. I didn't notice that when I posted the picture.
It is steel, and yes you can buy a set with the sizes I mentioned.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello Iowa Barber,

The one in the picture is .003, it would be hard to use as a valve setting gauge.
Even at .015 they are pretty flimsy,

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have bought sets and individual lengths of it from supply houses. We always ended up using it to shim crank bearings.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello Diydave,

I have used them for that on old babbit type bearings. I have also used them for reed valves,
shimming worn housing for bearings, to name a few.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've used long ones like that to set centrifuge rotating assemblies when we couldn't send the frame with the rotating assembly for the rebuild. Didn't have to be brass.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Challenge! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a set that I use to check the gap on a horizontal stabilizer on a Boeing 727
 
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