Re: [DML] Axle nut/socket size?
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Re: [DML] Axle nut/socket size?



You may have the later 36mm nuts on the outside of the hub.  The inner 
nut that holds the angle drive will still be 1 1/4".
Warren at DMC



Tom Tait wrote:
> I know I'm making a stupid mistake somewhere here.
> 
> The DMCH website says I can remove my axle nut (for angle drive
> replacement) with a 32mm socket.  That specific socket has proven hard
> to find, but when 32mm is converted to SAE it comes out to 1.259 inches.
> My 1 1/4" socket should fit a bit snugly, but its no where close.
> 
> First, I assume the basic issue is that one can't just convert mm to
> inches and expect sockets to fit because ___________  (fill in the blank
> - Metric measures the larger diameter tip to tip on the bolt where SAE
> measures the distance between parallel faces?)
> 
> So where do I get a socket that fits?  No luck at either Pep Boys or
> Lowes.
> 
> Tom




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