Tools under the Bonnet

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Tools under the Bonnet

Postby Steve » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:11 pm

Does anyone have a list or possibly a picture of the tools that are under the bonnet of a 53 4AD?
Any other information like interchange from other models or manufacturers?

Thank you

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Re: Tools under the Bonnet

Postby mikeyr » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:10 pm

there are some pictures on the gallery, not many and none are very clear.

I swear there was a drawing somewhere on the site but I can't find it now.
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Re: Tools under the Bonnet

Postby fly4ad » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:31 pm

Hi Steve,
Here are two photos of my 52 4AD tools under the bonnet including the OEM clips that hold them to the deck. For some of the clips, I added spacers to lift the tools such that the tools wouldn't contact and damage the deck which they are mounted to. The pump is an OEM Singer original and I think I'm close with the other tools as well as proper positioning.
Hope this helps!
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Re: Tools under the Bonnet

Postby kabu » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:18 pm


There was an article about Singer tools that was published on ASCO magazine in 1989 available on the Singster website that is unfortunately no more available in the net. I copied the tools information to my hard disk some years back and made it now available on my web site. You can find it here ... &Itemid=91

Sadly the pictures have very poor resolution but that was how they were when i copied them. I can try to enhance them later on.

I have also some detailed photos about the tools here ... &Itemid=61

I believe the correct pump fora 4AD is of Apex brand,with a logo stamped on the pump side. The grease gun is by Tecalemit and the correct type has the bent metal handle (like on Fred's pictures). Similar grease gun has been used on multiple other British cars of the same era, however, many of them (like Jaguars) have different "mushroom head" type handle.

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Re: Tools under the Bonnet

Postby Steve » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:49 pm

Thanks to everyone for all the good information. Now comes the difficult part, to find the tools.

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