T/GT500 Tools and Pumps
The early kits included with the T500 models, up to the 1973 K models (to be confirmed) included a box wrench having a universal joint and a removable handle.which were items 2 and 3 in the left photo below. These were definitely no longer included by the 1975 M series tool kits. The contact points file (part 09813-00001) appears to have been included up until the R series in 1971, and as an option in 1972 - beyond that the parts manuals I have do not list them. The points wrench (09930-20111) appears to have been included up to the J models (to be confirmed) and then as an option beginning with the K in 1973.
Below are photos of the tools from an early tool kit - I have yet to confirm whether the original screw driver handles were black or red (I suspect red). On the right I have included a photo of two of the universal box wrenches (part number 09816-00018) as they differ. One has a longer shank, and as well the shoulder where the shank meets the universal fitting is smaller. There are no visible manufacturer's marks on the ones I have - presumably different suppliers were used, or it may be that one is an earlier one than the other.
Contributed by Eric in Northern Virginia, USA.
There were at least two style of tire pump fitted to the early T500's - the one at the top of the photo has 'Made in Japan' printed length ways on the pump handle and came from a first year T500, and the one in the lower part of the photo has 'Made in Japan' printed on the end of the handle , wrapped around where the nozzle is stored. Both pumps are the same length of 30 cm, uncompressed with the nozzle protruding another 1 cm. The pump casings were made of aluminium.
The pumps were both about 45 cm when fully extended. Below are close-ups of the printing on the handles of the two types - left is early, right is later.
A photo of the nozzle removed from the pump end - relative to a bicycle tire pump, the nozzle is quite long.