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  • BobWaitz
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    In the last couple of years I've come up with two separate (non-Studebaker) applications requiring a 7mm Allen key. It took a while to figure out what I even needed because no SAE or Metric set I could find had whatever it was that fit in that hole! I thought for a minute that there must be a Whitworth version of Allens! I've got one now (two, actually) and I may never use them again!

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  • ROADRACELARK
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    The 6 point impact socket is the best choice. It's much stronger, less likely to "round off" the nut, and obviously less likely to break. It also is beneficial to let some penatrant soak, if you have time.

    Dan Miller
    Auburn, GA

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  • 4961Studebaker
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    http://www.sears.com/craftsman-5-pc-...3&blockType=G3

    I've been meaning to mention this set from Craftsman, which comes up on sale quite often...perfect for the crank bolt. Metric set available as well.

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  • irish
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    Just to be sure you do know that after you remove that big castellated nut that you have to use a hub puller to remove the rear drum right? The hub and drum come off the axle as a unit.

    Joe

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  • kmac530
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    Did they also sell those at Studerbaker dealerships?

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  • jnormanh
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    We once needed to remove the con rod cap from a 600 ton stamping press in the boonies of WV. The nearest 4" socket I could find was in Chicago.

    A 1" impact wrench wouldn't budge the nuts.

    Four guys on a 10' length of pipe finally got the job done.

    You wouldn't believe what one 4" socket costs.

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  • oldwood
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    You only find those in ARKANSAW!!! You busted me because I'm a stickler for spelling. My mother did that to me since she was a DDS and attorney.

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  • dean pearson
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    What a nice group we have.

    No one even mentions how extremely rare a studebacker is ?

    I want one.

    Dean.

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  • bob40
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    I bought my Matco 3/4 drive set at a garage sale.Breaker bar,ratchet,sockets from 1" to 1 15/16"
    $20.00
    Dont think they knew what they had when selling Dads old tools.
    Make sure someone in the family knows what your tools are worth.

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  • kmac530
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    I just bought one of these...in stock at my local Lowes

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_338128-22328...ket&facetInfo=

    Affordable and a lifetime warranty

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  • 63 R2 Hawk
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    On big sizes like that, I usually buy impact sockets, they are spendy but you never have to worry about them breaking, and my 1/2" IR Ti impact wrench has yet to find a nut that it can't take off.

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  • JRoberts
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    I won a 3/4" drive set with breaker bar and a ratchet as door prize raffle at a car show a few years ago. Like has been said earlier, I hardly ever used it, but when I need a big socket this comes in handy. As little as I used it I would never consider replacing it with "good" set. Too much money and not enough need.

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  • SN-60
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    To: oldwood,---- Too bad about having to buy the adapter. My 1 1/2" 'Snap-On' socket is 1/2" drive.

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  • JimC
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    Originally posted by 41 Frank View Post
    I have a different 1 1/2" socket in my tool box for every day of the week and I really don't know why!
    This is good to know!

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  • 52-fan
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    Oldwood, for some reason your phone goes straight to voice mail whenever Joe tries to call you about the parts. Try calling him at the East Race Ave. O'Reilly store 12-9PM most days.

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