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Geedub

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Trying to replace the driver's side rear end bearing and seal. The axel nut won't take my 1 7/8" or my 2" socket. Ones to small and the other is to big. Is there a 1 15/16" socket???. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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would it be whitworth? either way Amazon is your friend

 

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There's this no name 1 15/16" socket on Ebay. Its twenty bucks, and may be worth it if it'll work for you.

 

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I'm gonna move this post to our BMC forum, where Austin is one of many marques discussed. I'll leave a pointer in this "Other Cars" forum.
 
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There's this no name 1 15/16" socket on Ebay. Its twenty bucks, and may be worth it if it'll work for you.

Thanks. I'll give it a try.
 
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There's this no name 1 15/16" socket on Ebay. Its twenty bucks, and may be worth it if it'll work for you.

Thanks. I'll give it a try
You might try a 50mm if you can find one. It's only .031 oversize.
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Trying to replace the driver's side rear end bearing and seal. The axel nut won't take my 1 7/8" or my 2" socket. Ones to small and the other is to big. Is there a 1 15/16" socket???. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for all your help. I found a way and am back on the road. Now if any other 50's Austin A40 owner had any experience with a later model rear end that would fit my car I would appreciate ideas.
 
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Geedub - what tool did you use on that axle nut?
Channel locks. My largest and it broke loose with little damage. I don't think the nut needs a lot of torque. Snugged it down and locked it in. I'll keep an eye on it but still wanting to upgrade to more modern rear end. Higher gear ratio and hyd. brakes.
 
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