<VV> Torque Spec for Camaro lug nuts
Vairtec at optonline.net
Fri Oct 9 15:33:54 EDT 2009
Bruce Schug wrote:
> When I was in high school I broke a head stud on a friends flathead
> over torquing it. I've used a torque wrench on anything important
> since then.
> I think the problem you can run into on wheel lugs is that uneven
> torque can distort parts like rotors and drums.
> Have you actually built an engine without a torque wrench, Bob?
I don't worry about overtorquing things, because I am a 98-lb weakling.
I don't worry abut distorting brakes rotors or drums because I tighten
lug nuts in a crossover pattern, and I am a 98-lb weakling. I have not
used a torque wrench to build an engine, because I have never built an
engine. I have removed and installed engine parts, including heads,
always without a torque wrench and so far without any harm befalling
But -- I am aware that I will be in the minority, especially in the
Corvair community which is overrun with engineers. If I were to get a
torque wrench Frank Burkhard would probably want to add more gauges to
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