I have been cleaning out my garage and came across tools that no longer have a use.
- Oil can spout. This was useful when we had round metal oil cans. The device would puncture the top of the oil can and the spout would allow the oil to be poured into the engine. Today, oil is in plastic bottles with a built in spout.
- Tool to remove window crank clip. This is a flat steel tool that could be slipped between the window crank and the inner door panel. Pushing down on the devicce forced the clip off the window crank and allowed it to be removed. Most cars today have power windows.
- Dwell meter. This was used to adjust the distributor points. Today’s cars don’t have distributors
- Battery syringe for adding distilled water to a battery. Most batteries are sealed. However the syringe has other uses.
- Tripod bumper jack.
What other commonly used automotive tools do you remember that were used on earlier cars that aren’t used on modern cars?