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The 122 is all English / SAE threads?

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The 122 is all English / SAE threads?

Post by BlackBart » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:09 pm

It is just occurring to me that the 122 is all English threads. If I get one, that means I'll have to duplicate a lot of tools in the box - mostly combination wrenches, sockets etc. Never thought of that. The handful of English tools in the drawers are from high school I think! Montgomery Ward!

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Re: The 122 is all English / SAE threads?

Post by volvolugnut » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:09 pm

My 1975 245 has most engine (B21) parts SAE and other parts metric. Interesting to work on that way. I've had SAE wrenches for US built vehicles since 1974. I must have gotten old somehow.

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Re: The 122 is all English / SAE threads?

Post by abscate » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:37 am

It could be worse. There was an era that Saab used British,Whitworth, and metricfittings on the same car.

You can google Whitworth I think.
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