Kevin Bacon.. ex Baconsdozen Imperial tools.
Happily Ive retired,leaving the sale of imperial tools to Ebay 'experts' and others selling cheap Chinese made junk.
I now spend my time on a collection of old cars still working mainly in feet and inches and using proper,quality tools made mainly from long gone British makers
Rover P5b rolling resto. | My first london taxi cab | My second cab. | Mk1 V4 transit motorhome. | A home made motorhome
Range Rover P38. | Fixing stuck fastenings. | Freeing seized engines. |Imperial tool conversion charts | Repairing leather seats.
If you unsure what tools you need for an old car or motorbike the conversion charts (link above) explain BSW,BSF,BA and AF sizing etc.
We originally owned a chandlery/tool store,we moved 'up north' just after Lowestofts fishing fleet and politicians promises vanished,taking our customer base with it. To stay afloat we started selling tools, mainly imperial based ones online. Older cars use BSW or BSF (whitworth and British Standard Fine) or UNF/UNC fittings or BA (British Association) on smaller stuff and we sold these worldwide. We also sold metric tools for more modern vehicles but always felt more at home with inches than the metric malarky, if it was good enough for Brunel,Telford and Stephenson etc. Some of the older pages from our store are archived.There are pages about Lowestofts beam trawlers and fishing fleets etc here, the harbour and fish auctions etc here. and our old ships chandlers here. I am now pretty much retired as I grew tired of the people who spend thousands on a quality car yet wont spend a pound on decent tools to repair or service it with.
I am always interested in buying tools or spares etc connected with cars similar to those in the picture,I also have these to sell or trade either direct or on some of my facebook pages or marketplace. This is a hobby now,not my trade.
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