the torque wrench was discussed at length a while back and I believe the
consensus was that the clicker wrenches are not as reliable due to being so
sensitive that they get out of calibration and there is little way to adjust
them. A Craftsman, direct-read (I'm not sure what they're called-the one
with the bar that flexes and has a pointer) can be had for $30 and if it
gets out of calibration you just have to bend the pointer.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Fine" <RonFineEsq@earthlink.net>
To: "Healey List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 5:06 PM
Subject: Torque Wrench
> I need to buy an new torque wrench to work on my Healey and MGB. My old
> one was a cheap one that gave up the ghost a long time ago. Any
> suggestions? The torque wrenches I've seen can be divided into 3/8 inch
> and 1/2 inch drive and between low torque range and higher torque range.
> All are at least $150.00. Because of the anticipate cost I would like
> to get as universal a wrench as possible to cover most or all of the
> applications I will need it for in rebuilding my engines. Any
> suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> 61 BN7
> 66 MGB