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Old 12-25-2020, 04:35 PM   #1
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Can't seem to find a 15/16" spark pug socket for 3/3" drive. Any ideas?
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Old 12-25-2020, 04:45 PM   #2
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That was supposed to be 3/8" drive.
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Old 12-25-2020, 05:00 PM   #3
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I don’t recall... Is the spark plug a 13/16” instead of 15/16”?


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Old 12-25-2020, 05:27 PM   #4
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Maybe just use the spark plug wrench Ford provided, they do work.
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Old 12-25-2020, 05:28 PM   #5
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I use a 15/16" deep socket, ⅜" drive similar to these. https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-CRAFTSMAN...AAAOSwzsNcfqD3

Or use a ⅜" to ½" adapter on a ½" drive socket.
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Old 12-25-2020, 05:59 PM   #6
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Thanks Ruth. I would like to have the rubber insert but guess I can just use any deep socket. I want to weld a 3" extension on it, but was hoping someone sold something like that already made up. I'm not much of a welder as mama never taught me that.
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Old 12-25-2020, 06:04 PM   #7
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I prefer a 15/16 ring spanner (or 24 mm). Less chance of it slipping sideways and cracking the insulation. Just be careful to not over tighten.
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Old 12-25-2020, 06:17 PM   #8
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I prefer a 15/16 ring spanner (or 24 mm). Less chance of it slipping sideways and cracking the insulation. Just be careful to not over tighten.
Is a ring spanner the same as a box end wrench?
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Old 12-25-2020, 08:51 PM   #9
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I prefer a 15/16 ring spanner (or 24 mm). Less chance of it slipping sideways and cracking the insulation. Just be careful to not over tighten.
I use an adjustable wrench on my 3X plugs. One time, it slipped off and hit the adjacent plug, cracking it. I still use the adjustable wrench, but am very careful. At that time, 3X’s were about $25 apiece.
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Old 12-26-2020, 08:21 AM   #10
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Box wrench just to crack loose and snug up. A little never-seize lets them spin right out and back in.

A chunk of rubber tube inside the socket should keep from breaking them.
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Old 12-26-2020, 09:34 AM   #11
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Is a ring spanner the same as a box end wrench?
The first time I heard the term "spanner" was in a NATO motor pool 50+ years ago. The bloke was holding one in his hand, so I caught on right away what he meant. I suspect "wrench" was just as alien to his ear. -- And a "box" has square corners.

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Old 12-26-2020, 10:00 AM   #12
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Don't some Model A spark plugs tank a different size wrench?
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Old 12-26-2020, 10:40 AM   #13
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yes they sell reducers so you can use modern plugs and some older plugs that are subtitutes foe 3x are a smaller size.
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Don't some Model A spark plugs tank a different size wrench?
Yes but he specifically asked about a 15/16" socket, which fits the W-16Y and W-18 Champion. I believe the 3X uses a 1⅛" socket. I don't have one handy to measure.
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NAPA, AutoZone , etc should have one. Use a 3/8;s extension.
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After I got home, I found I’m using g a Tekton 15/16” spark plug socket. It looks like Home Depot carries them.

https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...:1,prmr:1,cs:1


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Is a ring spanner the same as a box end wrench?
Yes, that is a ring spanner. In English, a wrench is defined as a sudden violent twist or pull. It can be used in a sentence this way: "with a wrench Tony wriggled free"
So, a wrench is the action applied to a spanner, not the spanner itself.
It seems to me that this is just one more example of how you guys "developed" your own language when Webster dumbed down the language.
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Old 12-26-2020, 05:28 PM   #18
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... In English, a wench is defined ...
When I look it up, this is what I find:

Wench. A 13th-century word meaning a female infant or a young unmarried woman quickly acquired negative connotations: from the late 14th century, in Langland and Chaucer it is used to mean “a wanton woman; a mistress”.
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When I look it up, this is what I find:

Wench. A 13th-century word meaning a female infant or a young unmarried woman quickly acquired negative connotations: from the late 14th century, in Langland and Chaucer it is used to mean “a wanton woman; a mistress”.
Haha, Good one Carl.
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When I look it up, this is what I find:

Wench. A 13th-century word meaning a female infant or a young unmarried woman quickly acquired negative connotations: from the late 14th century, in Langland and Chaucer it is used to mean “a wanton woman; a mistress”.
That is probably a reasonable description of our Model As but not what I meant. Obviously, I made a typo by missing the "r". Oooops!
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