<VV> Torque Spec for Camaro lug nuts

FrankCB frankcb at aol.com
Fri Oct 9 17:16:33 EDT 2009

     Based on how you looked when I saw you last a few weeks ago, if your scale says you weigh 98 lbs, I suggest you get a new scale!  Or at least CALIBRATE the old one.<GGGG>
     Seriously, NOT using a torque wrench when installing aluminum heads seems rather "unwise" to me since aluminum is a soft metal and easy to distort.
     "Overrun with engineers" is, I suppose, better than "infested with engineers" that you could have said.
     You're right about the gauges!  If my torque wrench didn't already have one, I'd have to add a gauge to it.
     Frank "gauges are GOOD" Burkhard

In a message dated 10/09/09 15:34:28 Eastern Daylight Time, Vairtec at optonline.net writes:
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 
those engines. 

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 
it!  [VBG] 


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