<VV> U-joint torque

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Tue Nov 10 07:52:40 EST 2020

This chart says 12 foot pounds dry and 6 lubricated:

https://www.portlandbolt.com/technical/bolt-torque-chart/#bolt-torque-a354bd <https://www.portlandbolt.com/technical/bolt-torque-chart/#bolt-torque-a354bd>

Personally I put red loctite on the u-joint straps.  Having one come out can really ruin your day.


> On Nov 9, 2020, at 2:56 PM, Randy (Cap'n) Hook via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org <mailto:virtualvairs at corvair.org>> wrote:
> Question:  What do the 1/4 X 20 u-joint bolts on a '65 get torqued to?  I scoured the shop manual from cover to cover and couldn't find any mention of it.  When I looked in the '66 and '69 supplements it was in there for the bigger bolts.  Since I have no desire to twist off a grade 8 bolt already in the hole, I just torqued them to 7 ft. lbs. (84 in lbs.)  What does anyone else torque them to and why.  Thanks in advance.
> Randy (Cap'n) Hook
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