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    Default Source for thin Whitworth wrenches?

    Does anyone out there have a source for either vintage (or REPO) Whitworth 'flat/stamped' wrenches? I have a set of new wrenches, but want to assemble a hopefully smallish travel toolkit, to do at least a wheel change on a PreUnit, but don't want heavy, l-o-n-g wrenches. Something along these lines (but not required to be vintage Triumph brand). Thanks for any leads or sources. ToolKit.jpg

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    Hi sprangerny, there might be a lot more of these in the Uk than the US as most British bikes and cars up to at least the 50's used Whitworth.

    For example those triumph wrenches (spanners here in the UK) are quite common.

    If you look at ebay.co.uk and see some items that you like one option might be to ship them to me and I can forward them on as one package as opposed to multiple transatlantic packages which would be much more expensive.

    John

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    John: very kind offer. Will keep that as an option, if US eBay sites don't have any sensible offerings. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprangerny View Post
    Does anyone out there have a source for either vintage (or REPO) Whitworth 'flat/stamped' wrenches? I have a set of new wrenches, but want to assemble a hopefully smallish travel toolkit, to do at least a wheel change on a PreUnit, but don't want heavy, l-o-n-g wrenches. Something along these lines (but not required to be vintage Triumph brand). Thanks for any leads or sources. ToolKit.jpg
    The flat spanners you are looking for to fit a pre-unit Triumph (by Triumph part #) are:
    PA 57 - 1/2 x 9/16 ww closed
    DA311 - 5/8 x 11/16 ww closed
    DA 72 - 1/2 x 9/16 ww open
    Above 3 are for wheel/wheel bearing nuts
    PA 56 - combination general spanner
    KA 50 - .375" x 1/8 open
    DA313 - open C for Girling units
    NA65 - closed .218" x 3/16 ww Tappets
    DA5 - closed .218" x .338" square Tappets
    DA70 - Key, clutch adjuster
    415116 - magneto points adjust

    All other Triumph tool kit tools are normal forged wrenches, screwdrivers, tyre or other specialty tools.

    Should be easy to find at a swap meet or maybe from British bike part dealers as at least some of them would be the same for the later Triumph models.

    AFJ

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    John: here's an example of a set of tools that's for sale NOW on Ebay. But they want close to $100 to ship to the US. Seems pretty high for shipping. Doug

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIUMPH-MOT...19.m1438.l2649

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