Rainmaker Ron Tools

Model A & B

Cylinder Head and Distributor Pullers

Model A Ford Garage

The photos and comments on this page come courtesy of Ron Cloat.

The cylinder head puller above is the final design made by Bill Stipe and sold by the catalog vendors.

I came up with the design for the head puller and the distributor puller about the same time back in the early 1980's. I had a local welder make about 6 copies of the head puller and I made a couple of extra distributor pullers. These were crude and did not sell well so I did nothing more with the idea until I met Bill Stipe.

By then I had my prototype locking radiator cap flag holder finished and went to Bill looking to have him make a die to stamp the flag holder. I also took my 2 pullers to show Bill.

Before we quit that first night, Bill and I brainstormed the distributor puller and came up with the version now sold by vendors and shown below. Bill and I made an agreement that Bill would do the flag holder tooling for me, and I would trade him my puller ideas as partial payment.

The distributor puller above is the final design made by Bill Stipe and sold by the catalog vendors.


June 2008