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    Tube socket

    Today is fitting the brakes the the '48 MG TC.
    I ran into a problem right from the start. I needed a tube socket to fit it. On top of that it was no standard imperial size.
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    I could not find the right size pipe to heat up and persuade over the nut to form a tube socket so had to make 6 cuts, persuade the pipe to take the shape of a nut and then weld up the corners. Initial idea was to add a thick walled pipe to the back and simply drill a couple of holes for a bar to be fitted to turn the socket.

    But the scrap bin revealed a nice large stripped nut....Inch and a quarter once cleaned up to stay with the imperial theme.

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    And finally with my grand daughter pink to stop rust and to make finding the tool easy.

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    Now to start refitting the brakes, hopefully not any more surprises like this. it ruens my timing plan.

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    Thanks garage nut! We've added your Tube Socket to our Brake category,
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