What Are These Tools?

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  1. Von Hayek

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    My cousin gave me a bunch of tools, mainly air stuff. These were among them. Can someone tell me what these are?

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    the one on the left is a spark plug boot puller...helpful to pull wires when the engine is running to see if you have a dead cylinder
     
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    Ah...never heard of it. Good to know--thanks.
     
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    The middle one is an expander of some sort.
     
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    It's a battery terminal expander. Far right I think is also a spark plug boot puller.
     
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    I couldn't pin that expander down. I knew I had seen that somewhere.
     
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    I never would have guessed. A tool for every task I suppose.
     
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    I've seen expanders like that used on battery terminal clamps.
     
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    The Marine Corps uses at style of battery terminal spreaders. I have a couple around my garage.
     
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    I have never had the need to spread a battery terminal in my life.
     
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    As mentioned, from left to right - spark plug pliers, battery terminal spreader, and spark plug wire puller.

    The spark plug boot/wire tools are pretty self explanatory. They pull on the boot rather than pulling the wire - and potentially pulling it out of the boot.

    There are times that the battery post is smaller than normal - particularly if the terminal is taken off and put on multiple times it compresses the lead post. Then, when you get a new battery, the terminal won't open up to fit the new post. People will stick a screwdriver in the terminal to pry it open, but the tool is the proper way.
     
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    cool. Nice to know.
     
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