Reproduction Knock Off's 31-33???

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13 Sep 2016 20:47 #31699 by curtiss
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I was told I misses someone at the ACD parts swap meet that now has reproduction knock offs for a 31-33. Did anyone get contact info for them?

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14 Sep 2016 15:01 #31706 by Frank Guzik
Frank Guzik replied the topic: Re: Reproduction Knock Off's 31-33???
If you have knock offs that are beat up but solid most chrome shops can reshape the knock off back to normal. I had 4 very beat up knock offs that Custom Chrome in Grafton OH made look like new.
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14 Sep 2016 20:45 #31710 by gnutting
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A related question: I have a knock-off wheel wrench, very heavy bronze (I suppose), marked on the handle in large letters "Auburn 1931." And repro (again I suppose) knock offs on my 8-98A. The knock-offs have pointed tips, the wrench ends are a bit more rounded, so the tips of the knock-offs do not fit snugly into the wrench ends. Anyone know why? I presume I could file down the tips of the knock offs and rechrome, but that's a lot of work, and I don't know for sure that the knock offs are incorrect.

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14 Sep 2016 21:29 #31711 by curtiss
curtiss replied the topic: Re: Reproduction Knock Off's 31-33???

gnutting wrote: A related question: I have a knock-off wheel wrench, very heavy bronze (I suppose), marked on the handle in large letters "Auburn 1931." And repro (again I suppose) knock offs on my 8-98A. The knock-offs have pointed tips, the wrench ends are a bit more rounded, so the tips of the knock-offs do not fit snugly into the wrench ends. Anyone know why? I presume I could file down the tips of the knock offs and rechrome, but that's a lot of work, and I don't know for sure that the knock offs are incorrect.

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I think I have the same tool you are mentioning and it fits all 4 of the knock offs on my 31 but the beat up ones I have for my 32 it does not seem to fit, I assume because they have been beat up.



This is the shape of my good knock offs.
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20 Sep 2016 02:45 #31746 by mikespeed35
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I believe bronze wrenches are reproductions. When they have been made in the past for L-29 Cords the wrenches are under sized because patterns were not made and no shrinkage of the alloy was taken into consideration. Can't say for certain on Auburn wrenches though.
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03 Oct 2016 01:06 #31807 by gnutting
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Mike

You are undoubtedly right. I've seen another wheel wrench that has a sort of "pocket" at one end, which holds one end of the knockoff so it does not slip out when you hammer it. Mine does not have the pocket, and is slightly too short for the knock off cap end tips , must be the shrinkage factor you mention. The thing is so very heavy that I thought it must be an original, who would use that much metal for a repro??

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