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## Re: [TR] Torque Wrench Dilemma

 To: triumphs@autox.team.net, 6pack@autox.team.net, Bob Danielson Re: [TR] Torque Wrench Dilemma William Babbitt Sat, 3 Jan 2009 05:46:39 -0800 (PST)
 ```Hi Bob, Yes, 160 lbs of you on the end of an 18" breaker bar will result in about 240 ft-lbs of torque. However, setting your torque wrench at 125 ft-lbs and extending the handle to 24" will only make it easier for you to get to 125 ft-lbs. The torque wrench doesn't care what you do with the handle length. So...... Go ahead and step on that breaker bar. I had to do the same thing for the rear axle nut on my TVR 280i. It worked just fine. thanks, Bill Babbitt Gales Ferry, CT TR3a, TVR 280i --- On Sat, 1/3/09, Bob Danielson <75TR6@tr6.danielsonfamily.org> wrote: From: Bob Danielson <75TR6@tr6.danielsonfamily.org> Subject: [TR] Torque Wrench Dilemma To: triumphs@autox.team.net, 6pack@autox.team.net Date: Saturday, January 3, 2009, 8:37 AM Oh math/physics/engineer gurus..........Here's my question.... Goodparts CVJs specify that the 1-1/4" axle nut be torqued to 220-250 lbs. My audible click-type torque wrench maxes out at 150 lbs. It's been suggested that 160 lb me standing on the end of an 18" breaker bar would exert about that torque. I like this idea. Richard Good told me that setting the wrench at 125 lbs and putting a 24" pipe over it would yield about the right force. Then I found these two formulas http://tinyurl.com/97faw7 & http://tinyurl.com/774vwv which appear to work math-wise but where does the extension go? Between the nut and the drive end of the wrench or can you just slide a pipe over the wrench handle to extend it? I've also heard that most shops would just hit it with their impact wrench and call it a day. These are CVJs and the 1-1/4" nut is an all steel grade 8 locking nut. So....what's the best way to accomplish this....and buying a \$200 torque wrench is not the answer though I may just rent one if necessary. Thanks Bob Bob Danielson 1975 TR6 CF38503U Running w/ Throttle Body Injection Toyota 5 Speed & Nissan LSD http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org This list supported in part by the Vintage Triumph Register http://www.vtr.org Triumphs@autox.team.net http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo/triumphs You are subscribed as wbabbitt@sbcglobal.net http://www.team.net/archive _______________________________________________ Support Team.Net http://www.team.net/donate.html This list supported in part by the Vintage Triumph Register http://www.vtr.org Triumphs@autox.team.net http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo/triumphs http://www.team.net/archive ```
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