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They don't come cheap! $76 - $110 USD, crazy!
Having a machine shop cut a socket, which only costs about $20, is probably going to end up about the same price, but far more useful, since it will still probably work as a socket still. If you have a friend with a bridgeport milling machine, they can probably do the job in under an hour.
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If you're relatively handy and careful, and own an angle grinder, you can probably cut the socket yourself.

However, if you don't feel like DIYing it, contrary to the namebrand advice dispensed by SD above, there are likely many other milling machines besides Bridgeport capable of handling this task.
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@SD, I'll keep that in mind. My problem is that I'm flying to México on Sunday, so I need to find this tomorrow. It may be quicker to find one that I don't need to mess around with, but if I can't find a 1 1/4" Bearing Locknut Socket, I may go with having a regular socket machined to work. Again, the time constraints add to the problem - especially since tomorrow is the weekend. :P
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@SD, I'll keep that in mind. My problem is that I'm flying to México on Sunday, so I need to find this tomorrow. It may be quicker to find one that I don't need to mess around with, but if I can't find a 1 1/4" Bearing Locknut Socket, I may go with having a regular socket machined to work. Again, the time constraints add to the problem - especially since tomorrow is the weekend. :P
Buy a socket that fits the piece and then carry it with you. You can probably find a machine shop that can mill/cut it down in Mexico. On second thought....buy two of the sockets, in case they screw up the first one.
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Which is why most of us use a cold chisel and a mallet. It's sorta like going home with the only unattached chick in a biker bar at last call; it ain't pretty, but it works.
Along the same line of thought, use a brass drift pin/bar instead of a cold chisel. The brass is strong enough to transmit the energy to the target, but soft enough to keep from doing a lot of damage to the lock ring. If the lock ring is on there tight, or somewhat siezed, a good cold chisel will start taking chunks of the lock ring off.

Brass drift pins are relatively cheap -- I just found this set of four on E-Bay for $17

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Buy a socket that fits the piece and then carry it with you. You can probably find a machine shop that can mill/cut it down in Mexico. On second thought....buy two of the sockets, in case they screw up the first one.
This is what I ended up doing in the end, after searching about 10 auto parts stores without success. I sure hope someone down in México can machine this baby to work!
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Update on SD's method of machining a regular socket: The finished product isn't pretty, but it worked. We took it to a crude looking machine shop here in Guaymas, and the guy managed to craft what we were looking for. Once back at the boat, we did some fine tuning since the "prongs" were slightly wide, and then it worked like a charm. Thanks everyone for your great input and suggestions!
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