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  • I thought I had every socket I needed.

    WRONG!!! I buy a Studebacker and go to take off the rear drum and come to find out I need a 1 1/2 inch Socket. But I also had to buy a 1/2 to 3/4 inch adapter. Don't get me wrong, i love buying new tools. I didn't like the price.

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    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!
    Frank van Doorn
    Omaha, Ne.
    1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
    1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
    1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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    • #3
      Now you can remove the rear drum AND the crankshaft bolt...
      64 GT Hawk (K7)
      1970 Avanti (R3)

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      • #4
        Thankfully I work for a Truck dealership. I just borrowed a 1 1/2" from a tech for my crankshaft bolt. By the way, anyone want to buy a crank pulley installer for $25.00? Only used once for a Sunday drive!
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        Packardbakerly,
        J.D.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RareBird View Post
          Thankfully I work for a Truck dealership. I just borrowed a 1 1/2" from a tech for my crankshaft bolt. By the way, anyone want to buy a crank pulley installer for $25.00? Only used once for a Sunday drive!
          Remember that Auto Zone and Advanced Auto will rent you the tools for these jobs for the grand sum of $00.00 if you give them a credit card when you pick them up. They will credit you with that amount when you return same. I get quite a few specialty tools for that enormous fee.

          Secondly, I know a ton of folks on the forum won't buy from Harbor Freight if Tom McCahill himself endorsed them but I have a 3/4" drive socket set from them that goes to 3" and cost under $50. They work great for axles and differential nuts.

          Beats buying them one at a time and they are always on hand.

          Bob

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          • #6
            Dan White
            64 R1 GT
            64 R2 GT
            58 C Cab
            57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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            • #7
              I've been turning wrenches for 30+ years and never needed a 1 1/2 inch. I went to harbour freight and they didn't have one so I went back to sears and ordered one. I borrowed one for the interum. If I don't keep on this Stude truck it may never get done.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sweetolbob View Post

                Secondly, I know a ton of folks on the forum won't buy from Harbor Freight if Tom McCahill himself endorsed them but I have a 3/4" drive socket set from them that goes to 3" and cost under $50. They work great for axles and differential nuts.

                Beats buying them one at a time and they are always on hand.

                Bob
                HA! I have the same set! For the job of crank nuts and rear drums, that is one big ratchet and flex bar.
                For no more than I use 3/4 drive this set sits away from the more widely used craftsman and snap on tools.
                61 Lark

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                • #9
                  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.
                  "In the heart of Arkansas."
                  Searcy, Arkansas
                  1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                  1952 2R pickup

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                  • #10
                    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!
                    '63 Lark Custom, 259 v8, auto, child seat

                    "Your friendly neighborhood Studebaker evangelist"

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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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.
                        Joe Roberts
                        '61 R1 Champ
                        '65 Cruiser
                        Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15
                              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.
                              Mono mind in a stereo world

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