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lycoming wrenches

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:06 pm
by toyman69
Need to borrow wrenches to do a jug swap on a narrow deck 170. located in Citrus near Potts, thanks Sam 352-464-3410

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:19 am
by chugalug
THEY DON'T LIKE TO LOAN NARROW DECK WRENCHES, CAUSE THE END WEARS OUT IF NOT USED CAREFUL. TAKE A 1/2 IN. & A 3/8 ALLEN WRENCH CUT ABOUT A 1/2 PIECE OF EACH , AND USE BOX END WRENCH WORKS GREAT DONE IT FOR YEARS. KIND OF PAIN IN A$$ TO DO REAR CYLS. TORQUE ONE GRUNT ON 3/8 STUDS, TWO GRUNTS ON 1/2 STUDS.

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:39 pm
by goldhunter_2
chugalug wrote:TORQUE ONE GRUNT ON 3/8 STUDS, TWO GRUNTS ON 1/2 STUDS.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:40 pm
by watersports7
German Torque Specification: *To be said with a German accent*

How tight did you torque down those lug nuts?

Good-N-Tight!

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:00 pm
by HuntingBigun
I never like to loan tools, boats or wife, they come back dirty, worn out or leaking something :D

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:29 pm
by Trav-azz
Www.ustools.com
$20 apiece a buddy of mine just order one after trying to borrow one for the last week. Watch the shipping cost though.

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:40 pm
by toyman69
Thanks guys, i am a heavy equipment mechanic, so i know what tools cost and how to take care of them. made wrench to fit all but one jug, just want job done right! i will look into ustools, Thanks for the replys Sam.

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:23 pm
by nomad41
its www.ustool.com no s after tool

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:30 am
by chugalug
I WAS GOING TO GET MYSELF A SET, BUT NOT FOR 50 BUCKS APIECE. US TOOL $20 WIDE DECK, $50 NARROW DECK WRENCHES

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:06 am
by josh_2562
This is where I got mine. They work great.
http://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detai ... D=6494-SET
Paid $6.50 for shipping and got them in 3 days.

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:30 pm
by dusty burch
if u buy the cheap ones they dont last the good ones r around $100 each but they will last a long time

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:11 pm
by mwood7800
get the 100$ ones, the cheap ones suck, you will be lucky to do 6 cylinders with one set of cheapo's. I been there and tried it...

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:39 pm
by mojoe
I have heard a couple guys drill out the hex wrenches and weld on 12 point bolts. The question is: Where do you fing good quality steel 12 point bolts to attach?

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:20 am
by bbstimey
I replaced with ARP 12pt nut works much easier

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:24 am
by fhp6
bbstimey wrote:I replaced with ARP 12pt nut works much easier


Do you have a picture of the modified wrench you could post?

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:23 pm
by Cmcintosh721
I bought a set from the Snap On man when I had my 0360 and they were not bad priced.

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:02 pm
by mojoe
bbstimey wrote:I replaced with ARP 12pt nut works much easier



Thanks. Perfect.

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:27 am
by bbstimey
fhp6 wrote:
bbstimey wrote:I replaced with ARP 12pt nut works much easier


Do you have a picture of the modified wrench you could post?



not a wrench changed nuts to arp they are 12pt on out side

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:09 am
by fhp6
Roger that...thank you!

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:46 am
by mojoe
Summit had them reasonable. Shipping was actually more money than the nuts. My plan is to modify the wrench. Drill a small center hole in the hex. Then grind it flat. Then set the ARP 12 point nut in its place, use the hole to visually center it on there and weld up the inside of the nut.

Mine has female 12 point nuts over the studs. So the tool/wrench needs to be male.

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:47 pm
by terrible ted
HuntingBigun wrote:I never like to loan tools, boats or wife, they come back dirty, worn out or leaking something :D




Not replying to this is chewing on me Could have so much fun with this. :twisted:

Re: lycoming wrenches

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:29 pm
by mojoe
Turned out great. From a 6 point to a 12 point and ARP says those nuts are a lot harder than grade 8 steel. Really felt snug and fit all the way to the bottom of the bolt when I tested it.

Only "trick" was making sure to cut the nut in half before welding it on. That way I saved the bevel on the top and didn't have to grind it down to fit.