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What needs 11/16" wrench?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by XXL__, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. XXL__
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    I'm having one of those Internet debates that have no value... a couple of people have INSISTED there is no use for an 11/16" wrench... because THEY have never used one. I happened to have used one on my Rochester 2GC just yesterday. What other things use 11/16" wrench or socket?
     
  2. evintho
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    Many times a bolt with a 5/8" head has an 11/16" nut on the other end. Those people are fools!
     
  3. XXL__
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    Yep, I already made that point. They didn't believe me.
     
  4. Even my other odd fractional wrenches get used.Maybe"those other people"just get by with a crescent or vicegrips?
     

  5. mastergun1980
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    x2!
     
  6. tfeverfred
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    See what happens when you stray?;)
     
  7. Slick Willy
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    You could open a paint can with it! There you go!

    It amazes me this could even be an internet argument...
     
  8. repairmanrod
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    inert gas fittings on a Argon/co2 regulator
    Rod
     
  9. Willy301
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    If they have never used it, they must be wrenchin on imports!
     
  10. XXL__
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    EVERYTHING can be an Internet argument. Just watch this thread for a few minutes :)
     
  11. oldrelics
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    adjust '40 ford brakes, a 11/16 and a 3/4....
     
  12. Was just laughing to myself the other day how often my HAMB and traditional hot rod friends use 11/16 stuff. We were taking the trans out of a 34 pickup and kept passing the 11/16 wrench around.

    Other than that, try taking a 65/72 AMC product apart without any 11/16 stuff. Good luck.
     
  13. need louvers ?
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    Funny you should say that Bodi, I was trying to think of what early Ford stuff required an 11/16"... Torque tube bells for one! Crap, I use mine all the time.
     
  14. BuiltFerComfort
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    11/16 deep well socket makes a great guitar slide, too.
     
  15. XXL__
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    One guy just posted a comment that he's been a mechanic for 30 years, blah blah blah.. and then stated that there is no such thing as an 11/16" nut. I walked out to my garage, reached into my junk drawer (you know the one... it has nuts and bolts crammed so full it barely closes), and this is what I found within 10 seconds of fishing around...

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    Wrench must be mislabeled ;)

    As you can see, that wrench has some wear and tear on it. I must have found something to turn with it over the years.
     
  16. historynw
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    All I know is I don't have one I'd need one...thats the luck I have.
     
  17. Slick Willy
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  18. Diavolo
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    I've used it on shock mount nuts. I've also used it as a backup for a metric but I can't remember the size. Google calls it really close to 17.5 mm.
     
  19. South_paw
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    1971 Chevelle back bumper nuts are 11/16.
     
  20. That's a 91/11ths wrench. Them don't fit nothin'! ;)
     
  21. mtflat
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    Head bolts on the 8BA series flathead - 24 per side.
     
  22. Country Gent
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    How about a 11/32 wrench. Sure sits in my tool box between my 5/16 and 3/8 alot collecting dust. (old skool)

    Good photo XXL. Again as stated previous, a 7/16 bolt has a 5/8 head and the nut, 99% of the time is 11/16.
     
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  23. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    I use my 11/16 a lot more than my 13/16 and a few other oddball sizes in my toolbox.
     
  24. MeanGene427
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    Don't forget the 21/32 :p
     
  25. uncle Dave
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    Really?............u.d.
     
  26. RainierHooker
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    OT, but in my day-job as an aircraft mechanic, it seems that damn near every AN or MS fitting is either a 9/16" or 11/16". Probably my most used wrenches are these, or a double-box end 11/16"-5/8".
     
  27. TomP64
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    Pretty unusual to have a 7/16" nut that isn't 11/16". Normally only the bolt is 5/8" .

    I have 19/32" , only ever used it on 428 Cobra Jet rod nuts.
     
  28. pinkynoegg
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    those must be the same people using 2/3" wrenches on their muffler fluid :rolleyes:
     
  29. Dirty Dug
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    That's about it for me too.
     
  30. 29AVEE8
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    I think that I have a 25/32 offset box Plomb that was my Dad's I don't think I have ever used it... but I will keep it just in case.
     

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