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Specialty Sockets Revealed
« on: March 24, 2013, 12:15:59 AM »
I am starting a thread to collect information on specialty sockets. Please feel free to display what you have, comment, correct or ask what one is. I'll start here and add more as I can.

First up is a Snap-on 36-F. 1/2 drive from about the late 20's. It was used on the cam shaft nut and front wheel bearing nuts on Fords of that era.









Next a pair of F-21 sockets. 3/8 drive. These were used on Chevy stovebolt engines. The sheetmetal parts like the side cover, timing cover and most especially the oil pan were fastened with stovebolts - flat head screws. The socket was udes to hold the screw on the way in and out when you were on your back or under a lift dropping the pan. I beliee the one on the right is the older one. Notice the screw head size changed some somewhere during production and the socket changed along with it. Snap-on was not the only company to make a socket like this I have a New Briton version of one although no pix at the moment.





The left (newer?) socket stamping details.



The right (older?) stamping details.





Detail of the spring collar. The upper cage is spring loaded to capture the bolt.


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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 12:35:11 AM »
Next up a couple wing nut sockets.

Snap-on S9459B 3/8 drive.





Snap-on A-16 1/2 drive. The part number is not marked on the socket for some reason.





This one is a S5909 Snap-on sensor socket for a temp sensor of an early 70's air cooled VW with electronic fuel injection. 3/8 drive





Happily, this one is a black band. The 70's era metric Snap-on sockets had black oxide bands at the end and under the stampings. I have to confess a weakness for the black bands.



Snap-on A137 shock absorber socket. 3/8 drive. There were at least four sizes, A135, A136 and A138 were the other numbers.





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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 03:28:30 AM »
Neat stuff.
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 06:24:00 AM »
Cool thread jafe. I have a bunch of weird sockets. I keep them just in case but most of them I don't even know their application.  I even got one yesterday. I will post them up when I get out to the garage. Maybe you guys can tell me what they are for.
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 08:40:04 AM »
Cool stuff!

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 09:08:20 AM »
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 10:27:29 AM »
Thanks guys. I have pix of one more for now.

Snap-on S9613 1/2 drive. This is for Dodge, Ford, GMC/Chevy and International trucks with the 44-5B axle. It was used for some adjustment possibly alignment.




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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 11:17:23 AM »
I got it yesterday bWhat is it? KD 2569 1&1-1/16
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 11:20:08 AM »
Oh look, i got the snap on version too.
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2013, 11:21:47 AM »
Thanks guys. I have pix of one more for now.

Snap-on S9613 1/2 drive. This is for Dodge, Ford, GMC/Chevy and International trucks with the 44-5B axle. It was used for some adjustment possibly alignment.

I have one of these. I didn't know what it was for.
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2013, 11:24:24 AM »
Snap on a106. I used to know what this was for.
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2013, 11:27:41 AM »
The cpt110 is for vw drain plugs
  The s-9530 not sure.
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2013, 11:32:06 AM »
Mac va18 1/2 drive. I tried to get a good pic of the inside but gave up.
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 12:07:43 PM »
The KD 2569 is for oil pressure and stop light switches. Not sure about the Snap-on.

The 9530 was for the ring nut on 6 volt 50's era Chevy ignition switches
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Re: Specialty Sockets Revealed
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 12:38:55 PM »
How big is the A 106 it but be for ball joints if it is about 2.5" IIRC
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