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Suggeseted Toolbox Sets for 1966 250s repair

Hello. I just joined the site and I have a question. What complete toolbox set would be the best choice to begin work on a 1966 250s Automatic?

Harbor Freight has some good deals on a Pittsburgh 104 piece set. Craftsman has many sets as well.

But really I would like some advice on the best set that would fit all of my needs for my model. And not necessarily the above brands, but whatever you guys recommend.

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There really is no "right" answer to that. Any set with a decent selection of metric sockets and open end wrenches will serve you very well. I bought a cheap Kobalt (Lowe's store brand,) set with metric sockets, a variety of screwdriver heads, and a good set of pliers, and it has been invaluable. Any specialized tools you can rent from Autozone or buy from Harbor Freight as necessary.
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wall mart has stanley , lowes is ok , home depot , sears / k mart . harbor freight is semi ok , some descent , some junk .
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6mm thru 22mm open end box ratcheting wrenches
(harbor fright color coded too.)
skip 11mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm

same for 3/8 drive sockets, get both deep and normal 6 point only.
Get the flex head 3/8" drive bent handle from Craftsman

May need some 1/2" drive larger sockets and 17mm and long breaker bar for wheels.

Hex key set 4-10mm and get the 14mm for oil plug.

screwdriver set flat and Phillips

Spark plug socket with 24" extension for getting plugs out.

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Thanks. I appreciate all the helpful answers.
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6mm thru 22mm open end box ratcheting wrenches
(harbor fright color coded too.)
skip 11mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm

same for 3/8 drive sockets, get both deep and normal 6 point only.
Get the flex head 3/8" drive bent handle from Craftsman

May need some 1/2" drive larger sockets and 17mm and long breaker bar for wheels.

Hex key set 4-10mm and get the 14mm for oil plug.

screwdriver set flat and Phillips

Spark plug socket with 24" extension for getting plugs out.

He will need 12mm and 14 mm, they are common sizes for MB's. 11, 18 and 20 are unnecessary. Make sure you get a 19 mm. The Gearwrench type are very useful.

There are quite a few socket head bolts on there cars and they need to correct size 3/8" drive hex drives for them.

Get several different lengths of 3/8" and 1/2" extensions.

A flexible hear 1/2" drive with an 18" handle will help too.

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