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Screaming Eagle Mounting Socket
Screaming Eagle Mounting Socket

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Our Price: $66.00

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Mounting Socket

Stinger Diameter*:


Stuff happens. Maybe you drilled your tailwheel on crooked. Maybe you're starting from scratch for some other reason. Regardless, sometimes you just need to start with a new part.

The Screaming Eagle mounting socket is designed to replace Van's type mounting sockets. Our engineered plastic bushing is more durable than bronze, requires no special maintenance, and does not include the accessory (and useless) grease zerk common in typical mounting sockets. However, please don't powder coat it. Exposure to high heat shrinks it and it will be ruined.

NOTE: Our mounting sockets do NOT come with pre-drilled bolt holes! With the variety of ways and dimensions that builders install these sockets, it is impossible for us to pre-drill holes and guarantee their fit. If you buy this product, you will have to drill or match drill holes to attach to the tail spring. Please do not buy this product if you are unwilling or unable to do that. See this thread on creating a drill guide for matching existing bolt holes.


  • Standard size fits tailsprings of 0.635" diameter (also available to fit .625" and 33/64")
  • Fits tailwheel forks with a shaft diameter of 7/8".
  • Height is approximately 2.06"
  • completely machined, reamed, and ready to install
  • not drilled for spring mounting bolts - allows you to duplicate existing bolt holes

If you are replacing an existing mounting socket, you may find a device like this drill guide to be very useful.

Please call or email us if you have installation questions. We can help.

We also have a complete line of replacement parts which are interchangeable with Van's type tailwheels.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q: What are the angles of the various mounting sockets?
    A: Standard mounting socket angle:
    mounting angle is approximately 21 degrees above the horizon

    Sonex mounting socket angle:
    Sonex sockets are ma
    de with a 0.625" stinger mounting diameter and is set at an angle that is approximately 33 degrees above the horizon.

    Q: Do you have replacement bushings for my Van's socket?
    A: No, we do not carry the bronze bushings that Van's uses, and our bushings will not fit to Van's parts. You can likely find replacement bushings at an industrial supply