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Old 02-06-2015, 02:21 PM   #21
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Default Re: carburetor 13/32 deep well socket

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A Snap On 11mm deep well 3/8" socket fits the gav perfectly
My Snap-On 11mm deep socket is rather sloppy on GAV's. I wonder what the broach tolerances are on the sockets. Maybe you've got a very tight (small) one.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:26 PM   #22
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I am keepinbg a list of those of you who are interested in these sockets.
With all respect to those of yoiu who use a 10 mm or an 11mm socket my experience has been that the 10mm is too small and the 11mm is too big. This socket that my son has made does not do any damage the housing. I will try to get some pics by wednesday of next week.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:41 PM   #23
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To answer your question Tom.

I have told my father what I think we can make them for either one off or in quantity.

I think he is trying to determine how much interest there is in order to determine what size run we could make, and in turn, once we know that we will know how much they would cost.

Obviously we can't make 100 and only sell 10, conversely, it wouldn't make sense to make 10, when there would be a market for 100.

I only made this socket to prove a point and provide my father with something that was unavailable for his birthday.

I had the tooling made in order to produce the socket, and I can make quite a few more with the same tooling. I personally, don't just want to make a bunch of these, only to be left with a bunch of these, lol.

Guess the real question would be. After everyone sees the pics, and understands the quality of the tool, how much would they actually, be worth? and can we make them in that price range?

With my research, I don't believe anyone out there has the ability or tooling to even make an honest to goodness 13/32" 6 point socket, or wrench for that matter. And as everyone would have to admit, a 12 point if available, will just round the corners and damage the original part.

Anyway, my 2 cents. I am sure if the interest is there, we can help all of those interested.
I'd buy one....
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:16 PM   #24
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just about everything the suppliers have is a result of a mom-and-pop setup where a guy makes one thing. I am sure each of them would buy 10
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:36 PM   #25
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I would buy one as well, or two if the price comes in reasonably.
Thanks for your effort, it is something I needed just today. As someone else said, anyone providing help for this hobby should be helped and purchased from (If that is what is needed)
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:55 PM   #26
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Put me down as interested in one!
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:06 PM   #27
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I would like one too. Even thought I only have one Model A, I like using the correct tools.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:44 PM   #28
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I would like one.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:01 PM   #29
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I suspect that using an 11mm (.433") socket on the 13/32" (.40625") GAV is why so many are rounded off.
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:55 PM   #30
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There seems to be a market. I use a ground-down metric wrench, but would prefer the proper tool, so chalk up one more.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:09 PM   #31
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When it became very obvious years ago that when rebuilding carburetors that in order to get the 13/32" adjustment needle housings off I would need a deep socket to do it. None to be found so I bought a Craftsman 10 mm socket and the proper size good file and carefully filed it down to a perfect fit which has worked for years and no damaged housings, it did not take to long to do this.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:48 PM   #32
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I'm in as well, could use two of them.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:48 AM   #33
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Update on were we stand with the sockets.

I am pleasantly surprised at the interest level, and it will definitely help with the cost.

Originally I acquired 2 blanks. I just made the second socket to prove the process. The second one turned out as well as the first and is a perfect fit on the good gav housing as well as the housing I was given with the corners rounded off.

On Tuesday my fathers car club will be critiquing the first prototype at there meeting. As long as they come back with great reviews and agree with our idea of a price point (which will obviously be one of a labor of love and not making money), we will set everything in motion. Hopefully they will post their opinions, and I am assuming one of the members will also be posting pictures at that point, or I will do so myself.

If the reviews are as I expect, I am planning to make a run of 50 parts and will order the blanks next week. It will take a week or two to fit the parts in around my normal shop production. We figure to keep the price as low as possible we will probably sell direct to all of you folks. We are planning to just use usps flat rate shipping since it's only 5 or 6 bucks, plus it's the same price if you want one or more. Once I have the parts ready we will contact everyone with a paypal link to purchase the items and ship them immediately.

As I said this is all contingent with respect to the reviews of the car club members on Tuesday, but I am sure they will vouch for the quality of this socket which is as good as or better than a top of the line socket from snap-on or anyone else for that matter.

Should anyone have any ideas or questions, please do not hesitate to post them here and I will answer them as soon as possible.

P.S. I obviously cannot keep the price reasonable using my shop labor to produce these parts, so I will be manufacturing them myself after hours when the equipment is available. Hence the reason I said this will be a labor of love, not one of making money.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:05 AM   #34
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Default Re: carburetor 13/32 deep well socket

Being the tool junkie that I am, I would speak for one as well.
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:00 AM   #35
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Hoarsewhisperer,

In response to your post. You are correct, but unfortunately the .433 is exactly 11mm and 11mm sockets are manufactured at .441 across the flats. Far cry from .40625 in the machinist world.
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:41 AM   #36
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I just received a very good question from a member via my email. I will answer it here.

The question was does the socket have retention capability for the ball of a 3/8 ratchet.

The answer is yes.

What we do (like a professional impact socket) is drill a radial hole through the socket in the center of one of the 3/8 drive flats in order for the user to line up the ball on the ratchet or extension in one spot keeping all other flats fully intact for maximum surface contact with the ratchet or extension.

Thank you for the question, I am sure others were probably wondering the same thing.

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Old 02-08-2015, 06:08 AM   #37
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Definitely sounds like a quality tool that's useful. I'd like to get two.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:36 AM   #38
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i will also buy and thanks for offering to do this...

one question are they lifetime guaranteed?
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:55 AM   #39
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I'll take one
and yes thank much for doing this
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:27 AM   #40
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I will take two...
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