<VV> torquing con rods

Dennis Pleau dpleau at wavecable.com
Tue Jul 30 20:19:04 EDT 2013

I use a Craftsman click torque wrench.  It takes a lot of moving the crank
back and forth, but I can find a position to torque every nut.


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[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Michael Kovacs
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:22 PM
To: VV
Subject: <VV> torquing con rods

What I'm looking for is combination of torque wrenches and sockets that best
work when torqueing the caps  on the con rods.
 With all the tools I have there seems to always be a few that I cannot get
the torque wrench on. Usually I use a short breaker bar and judge the
tightness compared to the torqued ones. I know this is close, but I'd feel
better if I could properly torque the nuts.
 I've built several engines and haven't had one fail due to loose or a tight
con rod nut.

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