Actually, I think flare nut wrenches are one tool that you could economize
on to some extent (mine are from JC Whitney, for instance). Since they have
immensely bulky, deep heads (at least, mine do), the quality of the metal is
not that critical. And since they wrap around 5 sides, the machining doesn't
have to be all that perfect either (unlike a small open end wrench, or a
12-point socket, either of which can mess up your nut if not up to spec). I
mean, you don't want total sleaze-o, but so long as they fit the size they
are supposed to fit, there isn't much else to go wrong.
on 11/23/03 5:22 AM, Don Malling at email@example.com wrote:
> As the others have said, you need flare wrenches, but if you're
> replacing the hoses, you can cut them and use a deep socket.
> Not sure how good the HF ones are. I buy lots of stuff from HF, but the
> construction of a flare wrench leads you to believe that you want it to
> be make of good steel. Might be worth spending some money on a good set.
> But if there's anyone out there with experience with the HF flare
> wrenches, I'd like to know, as I need a set for myself, and I'll go with
> HF if they're just as good.
> Don Malling
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires