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Old 07-26-2021, 08:49 AM   #1
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Default Snap-On Obstruction Wrench.

I see a Snap-On Model A head nut obstruction wrench on E-Bay if anyone is interested. Current bid $29. Not mine, just passing along. I already have three in various tool boxes.
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Old 07-26-2021, 11:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Snap-On Obstruction Wrench.

Perhaps a item number would be helpful.
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Old 07-26-2021, 11:40 AM   #3
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Perhaps a item number would be helpful.
Guess it would have been but it has already sold for $49.
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Old 07-27-2021, 01:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Snap-On Obstruction Wrench.

I have them all the time for $50, freight included.
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Old 07-27-2021, 02:53 PM   #5
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what exactly does it look like?
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Old 07-27-2021, 02:55 PM   #6
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I have them all the time for $50, freight included.
Yes EBay is rarely anything to get excited about. This was a good example! Yours with freight included is significantly cheaper.
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Old 07-27-2021, 03:56 PM   #7
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what exactly does it look like?
Snap-on obstruction wrench used to torque Model A head (and others) without having to remove distributor. Snap-on does not make these anymore, I don't know when they stopped. I have a 1980 catalog that still has it in it.

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Old 07-27-2021, 04:05 PM   #8
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Try to help fellow Ford Barn members out and all ya get is BS.

You could always buy the junk one the vendors sell for $27.
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Default Re: Snap-On Obstruction Wrench.

Ruth,
I was only providing an alternate source since the one on eBay was already sold. Not trying to offer any BS.
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Old 07-27-2021, 04:20 PM   #10
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I was only providing an alternate source since the one on eBay was already sold. Not trying to offer any BS.
Sorry Carl, I was not responding to you. We're good.

I could have had the one on e-bay a week ago for $39 because no one bid on it. But as I said I already have three. When I saw it relisted for $10 cheaper I thought I would post on here if anyone wanted one. I have no interest in that wrench.

BTW, the one linked to on e-bay was the later 'B' suffix, which is 1" shorter the the 'A' suffix one. I prefer the shorter one.

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/snaponheadwrench.htm
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Old 07-27-2021, 06:22 PM   #11
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what exactly does it look like?
I did a video showing one of these in action:
https://youtu.be/QlNYZICv8g0?t=603

(this one is the B version)
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:17 PM   #12
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I did a video showing one of these in action:
https://youtu.be/QlNYZICv8g0?t=603

(this one is the B version)
You make a great video! Iv'e done that job many times and was saying Yep! Yep! all through it, and almost made it to the end.
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Snap-on obstruction wrench used to torque Model A head (and others) without having to remove distributor. Snap-on does not make these anymore, I don't know when they stopped. I have a 1980 catalog that still has it in it.

If you could get it from Snap-On today it would likely be well in excess of $100, and still made overseas.

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Ruth, I purchased it and appreciate the heads-up! Regards.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:20 AM   #15
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Ruth, I purchased it and appreciate the heads-up! Regards.
Right on jharrellh. Good to hear I could help someone out. It looked like a nice one. The Snap-on code shows it was made in 1957!
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:36 PM   #16
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I'm "old school". If you've got a stud already torqued, do a box wrench on it and "feel" how tight it is, then duplicate the "tightness" on the obstructed one. FWIW


"Back in the day" the guy or kid in the backyard didn't have a torque wrench (probably many garages also) and thes cars ran fne for many decades. JMO


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Default Re: Snap-On Obstruction Wrench.

I have one the vendors sell. It seems to work fine, why do you think it’s junk.
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