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 Post subject: Where to get...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:14 am 
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A 37mm 3/8th or 1/2 inch drive socket? Have found 1 in 1.5 inch drive, but would need a new breaker bar, the socket is £25, and I'm only going to need it once… anyone got any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Where to get...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:39 am 
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37mm? Are you sure? It's an odd size. 36mm and 38mm are common, usually associated with 3/4" drive
36mm is available in 1/2" drive but really it's at the upper limit of the driving accessories
(22mm is usually the largest 3/8" drive socket but you wouldn't want 36mm in 3/8" anyway!...)

What's it for/on? ...did you mean 1 7/16" ? (= approx 36.5mm) Readily available in 3/4" drive. Try Cromwell Tools

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 Post subject: Re: Where to get...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:05 am 
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It's for the nut on the stem of the forks on a trike. I've got a 36mm socket that I use for the oil filter on the car and thats too small, I measured across the flats with a vernier and it was 37mm.

The forks aren't great, want to see if I can fit the forks from the bike I'm breaking, so only need to get this 1 nut off once.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:04 pm 
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I'll have a look in the garage and at work but if I've not got one how about a one inch to 3/4 and a 3/4 to 1/2 inch reducers. You can buy a set off eBay for small change.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:50 pm 
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Thanks, seems it's a very unusual size. A bloke off another forum has offered me the use of a 3/4 breaker bar, or I may get a set of those reducers you said about. But the socket is the main problem. I'm tight and really don't want to be spending £20+ for a socket I'll never used again.

It's not even very accessible so probably couldn't get an adjustable spanner or stiltson on it either.


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 Post subject: Re: Where to get...
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:17 pm 
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Are you sure it isn't 1 7/16 AF (36.5125mm)? If you lived closer you could have borrowed mine.

[sorry Rik, I missed your comment]

And as it is so big, could a 38 be used without damage?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:58 pm 
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I've an 1.5 inch single hex which comes out at 38.2 on my vernier caliper it's a half inch drive. you can borrow it and i'll post it if you want to pay the postage. If the nut is an ally one then a bit of tape round it to stop any marking will make for a good fit........Dave H


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:46 pm 
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I did go out an double check the size, and is definitely measuring exactly 37mm. I did think about trying to put something round it to pack it out to 38mm, but as its the nut that hold the forks on I should imagine itll be pretty tight.

I'll have a word with the fitters and fork truck bloke at work today and see what they've got. If I take the tank off I might even get in there with a stiltson. Thanks for the ideas and offers, I'll get back to you.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:06 pm 
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If you take the tank off, I be tempted to be a bit brutal and drift it loose with a hammer and chisel. Then when you reassemble, make a new one to a regular size, say 36mm.

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Any big truck garages nearby!? ,try it there!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:19 am 
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...as you've got a 36mm socket already, could you not grind (Dremel?) 0.5 mm off the faces of the nut in situ? :idea:

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...as you've got a 36mm socket already, could you not grind (Dremel?) 0.5 mm off the faces of the nut in situ? :idea:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:39 am 
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I did go out an double check the size, and is definitely measuring exactly 37mm. I did think about trying to put something round it to pack it out to 38mm, but as its the nut that hold the forks on I should imagine itll be pretty tight.

I'll have a word with the fitters and fork truck bloke at work today and see what they've got. If I take the tank off I might even get in there with a stiltson. Thanks for the ideas and offers, I'll get back to you.

Cheers.


You may be surprised. The large nuts on the yoke stem aren't generally that tight. They only have to give the bearings a 'nip' lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Where to get...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:45 am 
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Spoke to the fitters, they've got what is basically an adjustable socket. Said they use it a lot as where I work, a lot of the pipework leaks onto the bolts, so the correct size socket never fits. This thing is odd, got 6 plates and a bolt, somehow as you turn the bolt to undo what you want, it tightens onto it, once it's clamped it as tight as it can, it then (hopefully) undoes the nut/bolt.
It looks like something 1 of them has knocked up rather than something they've bought, but they swear it works well. I'll have a go tomorrow.

I did consider trying to grind it down a bit with a dremel, but I doubt I could be that accurate with it, and I can't seem to find my dremel anyway!


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