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  • Hard to find tools (41mm socket, etc.)... found!

    http://www.grainger.com has dang near anything you might need readily available, including 41mm sockets and 200 lb/ft torque wrenches.

    - Sean McPartlan

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    socket

    Sean good find! What is the drive on it? I have a 1" drive 41mm that I got off of ebay, but had to purchase a couple of adapters to get it down to my 1/2" drive breaker bar.

    I'm not sure the torque is all that important. The folks in the uk just use a 1' breaker bar and a 200 pound bloke standing on the end. :D

    Cheers,

    Tom
    Tom "ELV15" Jones
    http://PIErats.com

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    • #3
      When you go to the page, type "41mm socket" in the search field, and there are 10 or so displayed. Some are impact, some are not; some are 12-point, some are 6-point; some are 1" drive, some are 3/4" drive... they range from under $10 to around $30 (+ shipping, etc.)

      - Sean McPartlan

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      • #4
        I got one from an online tool supply place in Vegas. W/ the shipping I think it was around $40.

        Sears carry a pretty nice 1/2" 200 ft. lb. torque wrench for right at a C note.

        A buck fifty just to tighten 2 nuts.
        Chris
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        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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        • #5
          ???

          Just out of curiosity: Where do you have a 41mm nut on a Caterham?

          Gert

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          • #6
            41mm nut

            Hi Gert,

            Only on the DeDion cars, there are two, one for each rear axle.

            Cheers,

            Tom
            Tom "ELV15" Jones
            http://PIErats.com

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            • #7
              Think of it as a car with BIG nuts :!:

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              • #8
                !!!

                Aha, got it!

                Thanks, Gert

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                • #9
                  Sources

                  Here's a few more sources I've found for various stuff, besides Grainger. All are web pages of companies, not individuals, except the last one. I have only dealt with a few of them first-hand, but I have seen recommendations for the products offered by each of them here and there on the web (mostly on Blatchat).

                  http://www.mcmaster.com/ - Tools and such
                  http://www.bygone-era.co.uk/ - Retro goggles, leather 'helmets', etc. (British company)
                  http://www.wiley-x.com/ - Sunglasses? Goggles? They're both! (the XL-1 seems to be fairly popular on Blatchat)
                  http://www.elitetransmissions.com/ - I understand they're very good at making racing trannys (44lbs!)... not so good at making web pages, IMO
                  http://www.quaifeamerica.com/ - Trannys, differentials, gearsets
                  http://www.raceco.com/ - Known predominantly for their very light, very quiet (comparatively) titanium silencer (British company)
                  http://www.raceline.co.uk/ - Engine stuff for 7s (British company)
                  http://rogerkrausracing.com/ - Tires - VERY knowledgeable about anything tires
                  http://www.pashnit.com/motoroads.htm - Online journal of roads ridden (mostly in CA) by an avid motorcyclist

                  EDITED: Oh yeah - http://www.olander.com/ - Hardware: nuts, bolts, etc.
                  - Sean

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                  • #10
                    Re: socket

                    Originally posted by Elv15
                    I'm not sure the torque is all that important. The folks in the uk just use a 1' breaker bar and a 200 pound bloke standing on the end. :D
                    Don't joke ! That's exactly how I did mine !! :D

                    Except I don't weigh anything like 200lbs, so my breaker bar had to be a little longer .... :wink:
                    S. \"Hurry, or you\'ll be late!\"
                    A. \"Late for what ?\"
                    S. \"Late. As in \'The late Dent-Arthur-Dent\' \"

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                    • #11
                      Did mine like that too. Eleven years and still holding!

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                      • #12
                        RONBO: Will you be joining us at the Streets of Willow on the April 17 18 weekend :?: There should be betwixt 6 and 10 sevens there to play with. It's a great track for 7s and you can beat up on Shelby's famous products. And you get to hang out with a bunch of other 7 owners. The app can be found @ the website: www.lasaac.org Hope to see you there :!: 8)

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like fun, although I need to check with the planning committee (wife) about the schedule for that weekend.

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