[Healeys] Head Re-torque

Mirek Sharp m.g.sharp at sympatico.ca
Mon Aug 7 19:06:43 MDT 2017

Sorry, but you can't torque with a crow's-foot extension, as it acts a
lever and will convey a different torque to that shown on your wrench.
Theoretically, you could do the math and figure out the effect of the lever,
but it would never be as accurate.  I prefer, wherever possible, to have the
socket right on the torque wrench to minimize any effect of extensions, etc.
That said, I am being overly fussy, as for most applications, being a few
lb/ft either way won't matter, getting them even is probably more important.


-----Original Message-----
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: August-07-17 5:47 PM
To: Healeys
Subject: [Healeys] Head Re-torque


Got a little over 5K miles--you'll have to do your own conversion to
furlongs--on my 'new' BJ8 engine.  Got a couple ??? for the B&B:

1) is head re-torquing still considered necessary?

2) if yes to #1, does anybody have a source for the "crow's foot" wrench
extension that can loosen/tighten the head nuts w/o removing the rocker
shaft (which is a bit of a PITA)?



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