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Thanks very much, Guys.

So far I've managed to locate / purchase everything except - - - -

Screwdriver, Jack and Jack Handles and the Brake Bleeder.

Any help - direction you can give me on those items would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks - - and - - Y'all have a really great day.

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By the way - - - What is the Tommy Bar I keep reading about ??

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Tommy Bar is the rod used with the jack handles. You'd have to be extremely lucky to find an LJ22 jack anywhere. Acton has reproduced them and has them on his site for sale. You can also search for a 12DL jack but even those are becoming rare. Most will also have an "L" top bracket. I've been looking for a 12DL for months now for a friends car and haven't found one. Jack handles are also on Actons site but can be found used as well. Everything will show on eBay eventually.
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ALRIGHT - - -

One more silly ass question, if I may - - -

On Greg's post, #58, What is the Black Rod lying between the screwdriver and the pliers ???

Thanks very much, Guys. After this last question I'm going to get another beer and take my two German Shepherds for a run. "Run" may be a bit of an over statement. At 80 years old its more like a "hobble" but heck - - the dogs like it and I don't spill my beer.

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That's the Tommy Bar.
Just an FYI but the last BDS screwdriver I saw for sale was $950.
No, that's not a misprint.
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Thanks for the information, Larry.

$950.00 ???? WOW !!!! That one just might require some "creativity".

Iv'e been "poking around" all day on the computer and can't find one at ANY price.

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I've been looking, watching, searching, so on for over 5 years. I've only seen a couple true BDS screwdrivers for sale. Like I was saying before, you might want to look at a vintage Stanley and paint the handle like the BDS. It's A LOT cheaper way to get a similar look.
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As a point of reference - - Is that a BDS screwdriver in the picture ???

Or is it a repainted Stanley ???

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I think that's Gregs tool kit, so I'll let him tell you about his tool.

Here's a photo of the tool kit from CSX2337. It has a couple extra items added that aren't original obviously but what I want to point out is the BDS Engineer's screwdriver that came with the car.
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Hi Blackjack. Nick at Acton Cobra may still have some brake bleeders or you may need to wait until he has enough requests to form another quantity order.

The Tommy Bar was simply a rod that is used as a lever: sometimes in a spark plug socket but most often forming the Tee at the end of the jack handle so there's some leverage as you turn the jack handle to raise the jack.

I have some screwdrivers that can be used to replicate the originals. I found some NOS BDS Phillips end screwdrivers in Australia that I bought. The ends can be cut off and reshaped into a blade end. Then, you can paint the handle as per the originals.

PM me if you want more info and would like to buy one.

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Thanks, Greg.

I am interested in one of the BDS screwdrivers. I could not get the PM function to work.

My direct e-mail is jackm@novasec.com

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Here are a few pics:

The BDS catalogue pages


A pic of the blonde handle screwdrivers I've got:

A pic of the jack handles and Tommy Bar:

My jack:


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The Tommy bar is actually hard to use in the jack handle! You'd think they could have designed it with an "L" shape to the bar that would have made it more mechanically correct when used. But... that's the way they were, so that the way it has to be now.
You'll see what I mean when you actually put it all together and try it out.
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LMH is right about the Tommy Bar.

Here's an assy drawing showing how the Tommy Bar goes thu a hole in the end of the jack handle:



And here's the famous "BDS in Hand" pic posted previously by others on the forum (believed to be the only pic in existence of a BDS screwdriver):


Gives you an idea of the size of the screwdriver.

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I believe that screwdriver to be restored. Looking closely, the BDS decal doesn't appear to have the bottom of the triangle, though it's a little hard to tell from just the photo.
In the original BDS catalog, it looks like the decal has the bottom of the triangle but not the top.
Or am I seeing things?
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Hi Larry. Hard to tell in the color pic with the lighting washout and the black and white catalogue pic is, well, old.

Here are a pic b&w pic from the internet of the BDS logo:

And here's my crude attempt to replicate it in color:

I'm no commercial artist. Wrong font and not quite the right proportions.

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Yeah, it is really hard to tell on the "hand" photo about the triangle. I've studied it over and over again! Same with the catalog pics. Jim Maxwell is a Cobra tool expert. I should ask him about the triangle.
I've been playing around with an emblem too using the photo from the wood tool. It's somewhat faded though but here's what I've done so far:



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Very nice Larry. Looks reproducible.

May I use it?

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