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What needs 11/16" wrench?

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

  1. J'st Wandering
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    11/32 wrench used on Fords somewhere. I think the Model A's. Can not remember where. Or is it on flatheads?

    At least where to use the 11/32 has to make you think. The use of 7/16 inch bolts, therefore the 11/16 wrench for the nuts, is pretty common.

    Neal
     
  2. Stock SBC motor mounts like from a late '60s car are actually 7/16 and the bolt head is alway they are 11/16 on the nut side as I recall and 5/8 on the bolt head.

    I used 1/16 taking my '53 Stud suspension apart. Some transmission mount bolts are 11/16 as well.
     
  3. 296 V8
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    These must be the same people that market some of the wrench sets I see for sale that have no 11/16 …………… like the 7/16 fastener doesn’t exist.
     
  4. Taff
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    Y block down pipe nuts are 11/16th, I seem to recall
     
  5. Larry T
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  6. hotrawd
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    The real question is "why do they make metric wrenches?". They don't fit anything on my cars.
     
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  8. chubbie
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    I even have a cut off and bent mono use 11/16 wrench i made to put the throttle cable on my 970 case. i've even borrowed it out!! wow that was 30 years ago

    this realy isn't that strange of a tread:rolleyes: most guys don't own a 9/16 wrench and have NEVER needed one:eek:
     
  9. manyolcars
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    ALMOST EVERY BOLT ON A 8n, 2n AND 9n FORD TRACTOR IS 11/16
     
  10. billcove
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    x3!
     
  11. fenderlessA
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    used one to replace the blade on my chop saw yesterday
     
  12. TagMan
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    Best thing about 11/16" wrenches is that when I misplace them I don't miss them as much...
     
  13. Those guy must just own a tool box to be cool, but hardly use it. How the hell could you be a mechanic for 30 yr and never use one? I used one to remove the wheels on my dirt bike yesturday....
     
  14. Lots of things require or have 11/16" fasteners. Goofy damn question.
     
  15. scrappybunch
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    Just checked, mine is as worn as much as the 3/4

    Alot of front suspension uses 11/16..
     

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  16. The old Lowey axles on my bicycles were 11/16"
     
  17. aaggie
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    Maybe stealing the thread but I bought a set of Craftsman wrenches back in the early '60s and it included a 19/32" wrench. It still looks new and I have never used it for anything.
     
  18. jazz1
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    the bolts on my bumper are 11/16 head and nut!
     
  19. Paul B
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    Used one yesterday lower ball joint nova clip in my sedan delivery
     
  20. XXL__
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    Thanks, HAMBers, for the references. I think this Internet argument has run its course... until someone googles the mis-information on that other board and represents it as fact-- you know, that 11/16" wrenches were created by a secret government agency to lull us into thinking there were uses for it.

    One guy really nailed the basis of his argument as follows--

    To which, I replied...


    BTW, not only does Craftsman make this wrench for some strange reason, but Stanley is in on the conspiracy as they indicate 11/16" is the standard NUT size for 7/16" SAE here-- http://www.stanleyproto.com/default.asp?TYPE=STATICLEFT&PAGE=charts/chart_23.htm&LEFT=left_cc_01.htm

    Oh well.
     
  21. 302aod
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    It takes an 11/16 wrench to remove the plug to put power steering fluid in my Massey Fergusen.
     
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  23. Bert Kollar
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    Here's four hangin on my board
     

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  24. Mr48chev
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    There aren't any 11/16 nuts that I know of. There are plenty of 7/16 nuts that take a 11/16 wrench and that is what he was stating. nuts and bolts are always measured by the size of the shank/thread and not the hex of the bolt or nut. The gent who called you on it is correct.

    Walk into any hardware store of fastener supply and ask for a 11/16 nut or bolt and see the look you get.
     
  25. junk yard kid
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    I would be dead in the water without it. In fact i told myself not to buy other sizes untill i get some more 11/16ths ones. Dont see as many at the flee markets.
     
  26. 50Poopbox
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    They are all over Large Caterpillar engine's, like 3508's and even a few on smaller ones like 3406's.

    If I remember correctly, the nut that holds my brakeline to the frame on my '59 F100 is an 11/16.

    I believe -10 hydraulic hose's use an 11/16.

    I use them frequently, not always on cars but regardless, you have to be an idiot to say their is no use for them or "That a 11/16 fastner doesn't exist"
     
  27. propwash
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    I won a twenty dollar bet once that I couldn't name an American car that used a 19/32" socket. Rod cap nuts on most FE engines. Don't know what else, but that was first time I ever used one (67 GT500)
     
  28. Olderchild
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    Throw all them away, then when you need one i'll rent you mine:D
     
  29. Mike51Merc
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    If you throw away all your 11/16" tools you will soon discover everything they're needed for.
     
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