Author Topic: Torque Wrench & Torque Multiplier  (Read 4883 times)

Offline K234039

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Re: Torque Wrench & Torque Multiplier
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2010, 10:00:48 PM »
I was at a Midwest Bus Nut rally in Mn last & one of the guys changed an air bag on his old Prevost. When it came time to put his wheels back he got out what he called his Xmas tree.  It was a piece of 3/4 plywood with slanted notches in it at the height of every lug nut.  He layed his extension in the right notch & torqued them to 450 or 500 real slick.
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Offline Gary '79 5C

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Re: Torque Wrench & Torque Multiplier
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2010, 12:57:48 AM »
I have not used this unit,
But looking at this video @ 1:00, he is turning CCW, as is the socket, but the leverage "foot" is positioned opposite than what I would think for this rotation..... If there was significant torque, the unit would not have any resistance and just turn as a unit.

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Offline gus

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Re: Torque Wrench & Torque Multiplier
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2010, 04:26:58 PM »
Iver,

I bought one of these but haven't tried it yet. See no reason it won't work well, especially on the rear where the torque arm can rest on the hub.

The torque multiplication is 58:1 which makes it pretty effortless. It only takes about 7 lb-ft to tighten the wheel nuts.

The only real problem is that the socket has to be exactly 3" long for the front wheels, shorter than most. The seller said he is trying to get some sockets the correct length but I bought mine without sockets.
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Offline Gary '79 5C

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Re: Torque Wrench & Torque Multiplier
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2010, 05:14:15 PM »
This the one I have X-12, twelve to one ratio. Works well. Courtesy of my PO. Never used before this past weekend.
http://times12.com/wrench.htm

I am looking at a HF torque to just keep on the bus. Great price, even though the lasting quality may not be there.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-half-inch-drive-click-stop-torque-wrench-239.html

Even the 3/4 " TW is half price.

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-drive-42-inch-reach-torque-wrench-3293.html
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