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Old 12-10-2019, 11:44 AM   #1
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What tool fits the two drain plugs on the rear-end?
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Old 12-10-2019, 11:50 AM   #2
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I have not looked at mine for a while but believe that a 3/8” drive fits.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:21 PM   #3
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They are the same plugs that old time plumbers used.
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:31 PM   #4
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I have not looked at mine for a while but believe that a 3/8 drive fits.
I use 3/8" breaker bar.
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:51 PM   #5
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I just use a 3/8s ratchet .
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:51 PM   #6
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There was a special combination tool available that would fit the different size square holes in drain plugs that most service stations had however, as other previously have stated, for the Fords, a 3/8 breaker bar works just fine.


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Old 12-11-2019, 12:31 AM   #7
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a 3/8 breaker bar will work , although it is a sloppy fit. If the square gets rounded off and it's real tight you may not get it out. If you want to keep that plug hole square buy a piece of "key stock" at a bearing house that measures 7/16" square. This is a very stock item and you can buy a small section and cut it up and give it to your friends as a present. Either grip it with a 7/16" wrench or better yet weld a hex nut on the end of it and use a socket on it
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:30 AM   #8
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Model A monkey wrench end has the square that fits the plugs in the rear,find them in the flea market,some are script.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:20 AM   #9
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Thanks, you have all been a good help. I have a 1929 45A coupe, a lot of original stuff on it. I always seen 3/8 on both plugs but on this coupe 3/8 just catches but slips when I apply pressure, looks like it is 7/16.
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