Curb key water shutoff (size matters!)

Got a curb key and pentagon wrench for Reed and Ford water shut offs. They use Ford around here. Problem is, that the inside diameter of the tube is about 1 1/8 inch. And the curb key need about 1 1/2 inch diameter tube, for the tube to fit in.
What gives? Did they have some undersize models that need a different curb key? I got the five foot tall curb key, and then find out the controlling shaft is about 12 to 14 inches down the tube. Didn't need the extra length after all.
Christopher A. Young
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