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Old 04-01-2008, 02:50:19 PM
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I've been trying to organize things in my shop and have been incorporating stuff from my Dad's garage. While going through one of his cabinets I came across these nice little boxes. He had points and condensers stored in them. I was wondering if anyone might know what was originally in them? The bigger one measures, 4" wide 6" long and 3 1/8" high. The smaller one is, 2 3/8" wide 2 7/8" long and 4" high. The big one is marked, 5B 641 INDICATOR The small one, 4B6059 Gauge

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Maybe a dial indicator set?
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Hi Mark,
the boxes used to contain tooling to set up the fuel injection pump lifter settings on the Caterpillar range of EARLY 4 1/4" bore engines.
Hope this helps. Items 1 & 2 in the attached pic are the items in question.
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Sorry,
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Thanks Eddie, thats great. I thought maybe a dial indicator but would never have guessed for something so specific. My Dad was a Cat operator for years then became a road superintendent. He worked in the shop during the winter some times so maybe he got the boxes there when they were no longer needed. Mark:
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So, you don't have the guages then? Those are some nice lookin' boxes. Maybe rub 'em with linseed oil and store doo-hikkies in 'em.
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No MoRo I don't have them but I wouldn't bet against them laying around somewhere. Now that I know what to look for I'll keep an eye out as I go through more of Dad's stuff. Mark:
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