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 Post subject: Toledo Tool Kit?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:17 am 
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Would a 1975 Toledo have been supplied with a tool kit? My 2 previous owner and very original car has an unused jack and combined wheel brace and jack handle still in its cardboard BL box but no other tools. I am wondering if this was part of the BL policy of the day to cut costs or where they thinking about weight back then! If it should have a tool kit what would it have consisted of? :jack:


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 Post subject: Re: Toledo Tool Kit?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Would a 1975 Toledo have been supplied with a tool kit? My 2 previous owner and very original car has an unused jack and combined wheel brace and jack handle still in its cardboard BL box but no other tools. I am wondering if this was part of the BL policy of the day to cut costs or where they thinking about weight back then! If it should have a tool kit what would it have consisted of? :jack:
My 1974 Triumph Toledo, bought in May 1975, had just the jack & wheel nut removal tool cum hub-cap remover.

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 Post subject: Re: Toledo Tool Kit?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Thanks for the reply Nigel, that's interesting as it does appear that they were only supplied with the tools we both have. :jack:


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 Post subject: Re: Toledo Tool Kit?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:37 pm 
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Both my Toledo and my Sprint came with the jack, wheelbrace-cum-jackhandle and a little bar like an overgrown tin opener (Toledo only) which I guess is for removing hubcaps. All this neatly contained in a stiff black plastic envelope with a flap on one end secured by 2 poppers.
Cardboard box must be either a production economy, or possibly how replacement toolkits were sold (since my Sprint was sold with a bag 2 years AFTER Toledo production ended!

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 Post subject: Re: Toledo Tool Kit?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:17 am 
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Well now that adds another dimension to the little mystery, maybe I should be looking for black plastic bag. This does make sense as I remember jack etc bieing in this type of thing in the cars I owned in the seventies.
Thanks for the reply. :jack: -or should it be jack in a bag!


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 Post subject: Re: Toledo Tool Kit?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:56 pm 
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Having a brainwave, I looked in my parts lists (Toledo, Jan 74 & Sprint, Sept 75)

The results are as follows:-

For Toledo,

1 x 716031 Tool roll.
1 x 216915 Jack.
1 x 156326 Jack handle.
1 x 101089 combined spark plug and wheel nut tube socket.
1 x 59427 combined socket bar and hubcap remover.
1 x 59426 AF Spanner double open end.
1 x 122745 AF spanner, double open end, 1/2" and 7/16".

For Sprint, the jack, jack handle, hubcap remover (!!!) and spanners are the same as Toledo, with the following additional parts:-

1 x 725793 Tool bag (this is the plastic bag I got with both my cars)
1 x 109762 wheel brace.
1 x 158939 deep spark plug tube socket.

There you go, a definitive list!

I can probably help you with a bag (725793) and I THINK I have a spare of the combined plug and wheel nut tube socket (101089)

Steve

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 45 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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 Post subject: Re: Toledo Tool Kit?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:42 pm 
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Thanks Steve that does answer my query. I'll pm you if I may. :jack:


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