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Aftermarket T wrench

Post by thom » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:29 pm

I bought this wrench for $1 at a swap meet a couple of weeks ago. I suppose it is an aftermarket, it has a S stamped into it. Wonder who the manufacturer was?
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Re: Aftermarket T wrench

Post by sweet23 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 pm

I would like to know too, I have a few of those.

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Re: Aftermarket T wrench

Post by thom » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:01 pm

I think it would be interesting to see how many different aftermarket T wrenches one could find.


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Re: Aftermarket T wrench

Post by JEC » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:20 pm

That is definitely a handy wrench. I have an old bent and beat up one that I have been using on my 15's wheels.
It works on the hub caps and the threaded bearings. Not sure what the orifices are good for?
Maybe some one out there can update us?

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Re: Aftermarket T wrench

Post by RajoRacer » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:36 pm

That style is the best for not buggering up your hub caps as it has a shoulder ! The larger hex is for the front wheel bearing retainer nut and the small hex is for the c.c. drain plug & rear axle housing plug.

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Re: Aftermarket T wrench

Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:42 pm

#1349 in the parts book. It's for the hubcaps, front wheel bearings, oil pan and rear axle plugs, and rear axle nuts. That last one is the reason so many of these wrenches have flattened sides from being whacked with a hammer. Ford tools came from several suppliers. In this case, I suspect S is for Starrett.
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Re: Aftermarket T wrench

Post by thom » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:07 am

I already had a "genuine" Ford one, or two, but I'll pick up more when I find them for a buck. Never can tell I might want to give one to a friend sometime. ;)


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Re: Aftermarket T wrench

Post by DHort » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:30 am

The best ones also have a shoulder on the inner opening that is sortof oblong. It will reach into your front bearing to help you remove it, but they are hard to find

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Re: Aftermarket T wrench

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:17 am

That was for Ford wire wheel front hubs.

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