When the time comes I'm intending to start a bit of a resto thread but at the moment I'm only managing to snatch about 20 mins here and there on the car and just playing at it and trying to keep my self focused on other work, but last night I had a chance to have a little poke about again, the car is still sat on my trailer so quite easy to crawl under the front, I want to try and turn the engine over by hand before attempting to start it, I managed to get at the bottom pulley from underneath but failed to work out what size the head is on the bolt, it's not in my garage so not using my tools and just trying to find odd sockets but it's a lot bigger that modern pulleys have these days! So I get a couple of sockets that look close but then find that the radiator is too close to get a socket on even without a ratchet.....more than a little frustrating as I thought I'd get a good chance at finally seeing if it turns over
So what size is the head? Anyone know so I can try and get a cranked ring spanner on it, I'm hoping I have one here if not I'll buy one as I won't get a chance to get the rad out any time soon.
I also thought I'd struck lucky when I found a slim box spanner in the boot to get the spark plugs out.......only to find the the end has been split and just goes round on the plugs.......back in the day I remember having a knuckle joint tee handled spark plug socket.....I'm hoping that my father still has it his tools box, if not I know it need to be a slim fit one so what and where to get one if any help with that too?