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Its not Austin/Morris. The actual car made an appearance at the Festival of the Unexceptional 2023 where ithe image comes from.

Here's the help from the first two spoilers...

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Tatra 603? :)
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mickthemaverick wrote: 12 Dec 2023, 22:31 Tatra 603? :)
That's it well done Mick Not the finest example but very nice all the same

Tatra 2-603 1964. T603s were built in Moravia from 1956 until 1975 with a 2,472 cc air-cooled V8 engine mounted in the rear.
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The wing mirror isn't really much of a clue it's a Tex mirror and we fitted hundreds of them as extras, the other main mirror types we fitted were Desmo boomerangs, spring loaded so they returned to position when knocked. Tex had the angular corners Desmo rounded.
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On its own I agree Gibbo but I meant a wing mounted mirror as opposed to a door mirror in my thinking!! :-D
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I have been trying to de-clutter my garage of stuff I accumulated 30 years ago and stuff that came from my dad's garage after he died.

I found this in a box of tools and assume that it came from my dad, but I don't know what it fits. My guess would be that it is an adjustment tool for a 1970s Japanese motorcycle or something 1960s European.

It is cast brass with the same splined hole at each end.
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That's a bit of a teaser Mike... I'll wager someone on here knows exactly what it is!

That's quite a beetle :)
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I have absolutely no idea what it is but I do have some 'out of the box' suggestions to add to the obvious some sort of suspension part or starting lever. How about part of the gear linkage on a rear gearboxed vehicle? or maybe part of a tractor lifting mech or maybe part of a dual control setup? My researching yielded very little except this which gave me the idea for one of those suggestions!! :-D
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I don't know how old your dad was or is, but plane springs to mind, purely because of it being brass and the length, war engines weren't easy to access at short notice and other metals were scarce, plus has writing on. Did your dad have a military background?
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Dad was an aircraft mechanic (among other things) during WW II, but I would be surprised if that tool came from the air force.

In the 1950s to 1970s he was an engine tuner and auto -electrician, so I think that it is more likely an adjustment tool for some exotic carburettor or voltage regulator.

To avoid confusion of scale, the splined holes have an id of about 5mm.
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Well the length and material says aircraft to me, plus the number on it. Why else have a number on a tool if not military? I still think it's an aircraft engine spanner
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I can dive in my loft and play what's this for a month. It's definitely an aircraft spanner, I hope.....
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I only say that because I'm a WW2 enthusiast with a collection that other enthusiasts couldn't get because I worked at Duxford
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If that tool is brass it's likely to be for use in gassy places to avoid sparks blowing up the place. :wink: military tools from the 40s would normally have the war department arrow stamped on them
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 28 Oct 2023, 18:19 Proper Car whatsthisthen?

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That's my car ahahah that's what it is.