Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Huntmaster Toolkit

As you know, I have a bit of a passion for getting the tool kits right on my bikes. Some while ago, I started a post on the tool roll for the FH, which took a while materialise but the secret to finding these bits is to do your research and start looking, in the knowledge that it might be a while before you find everything...

Here is the toolkit list from the 1956 parts list. Added to this for 1957 is a 'single ended box spanner for rear wheel nuts', number 6601-57, though I am not sure why:


Here's a list I made to collate what I had. Decimal dimensions come from the factory drawings in Ray Tolman's list.:

Item
Ariel PN
Old PN
Function
End 1
End 2
1
6600-32
G1/110
Spanner for brake fulcrum adjustment
2
6600-36
G1/125
Double Ended Spanner
3/16
1/4
3
6603-28
G1/59
Double Ended Spanner
5/16
3/8
4
6603-56
Double Ended Spanner (rear wheel spindle nut)
5
6604-55
Tappet Spanner
6
6605-28
G1/66
Double Ended Spanner
7/16
½
7
6606-27
G1/55
Double Ended Spanner, steering head nuts
1.01"
9/16" BSW
1.1"
5/8" BSW
8
6608-56
Spanner for sparking plug
9
6611-55
Box Spanner for rear wheel
10
6611-31
G1/99
Tube Spanner for hub spindle nut
0.825"
7/16" BSW
0.925"
1/2" BSW
11
6616-26
G1/33
Screwdriver
12
6616-29
G1/86
Screwdriver for clutch spring nuts
13
6617-56
Magneto Spanner
14
6625-26
Tyre Lever
15
6625-55
Tyre Lever and tommy bar
16
6636-54
Tyre Inflator
17
6601-57

Single Ended Box Spanner for rear wheel nuts


6640-54
Tool roll only

My FH tool kit started off looking like this:

A tool box full of spanners
So we need to set to and find the tools. Item 1 is easy, and I already have one for the FH:

Item 1, Brake Fulcrum Spanner
Item 2 is also easy, once you remember that these spanners were bought in by Ariel, the makers names ground off and 'Ariel' stamped in their place. They are also notable for the fact that they are marked with BSW sizes unlike most Ariel spanners, which are marked with BSF or BSC sizes:

Item 2 Double Ended Spanner
Item 3 is another common Ariel spanner, the G1/59. This one is the later oval shank style:

Item 3, Double Ended Spanner
Item 3 is a bit tired and will need some material adding.

Item 4 is a complete guess, supported by Ray Tolman's opinion:

Item 4, Double Ended Spanner
Is this BSA spanner similar to item 5, given the provenance of the FH engine?


Giving it some thought I decided this later BSA spanner would be more appropriate.



Item 6 is one of the most common Ariel spanners. This one is pre-war (rectangular shank style):

Item 6, Double Ended Spanner
Item 7 is also very common, though this one has been filed out...

Item 7, Double Ended Spanner
This one fits the spark plug, but other than that is a complete guess:

Item 8, Spark Plug Spanner
I have no idea what item 9 looks like, or what size it should be. Here's a modern equivalent for item 10:

Item 10, Modern Version
Item 11 is just the usual wire formed screwdriver:

Item 11, Screwdriver
The clutch screwdriver is also easy:

Item 12, Clutch Screwdriver
Item 13 is a standard Lucas magneto spanner, which I forgot to photograph.

Item 14 is a tyre lever, which I assume is similar to either to the 'third hand' type included in the military tool kits, or more probably the Dunlop spoon type. Since I have a spare cranked one, we'll add that for now:



Would item 15 be something like this, used by Triumph?


Here's my attempt, almost there:


So now I have this, and a lot of searching to do.


Here's the repro tool roll I made in this post:


The little pile of tools fits the bag nicely:


And the bag fits in the tool box:



Here are a few links to my other toolkit pages:

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