[Healeys] Head Re-torque
rchaskell at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 8 03:58:10 MDT 2017
11/16" it is.
AHCA 3000 MkI registrar
On 08/07/2017 09:30 PM, Bob Spidell wrote:
> Yeah, I used the wrong term "crow's foot." I'm thinking something like
> these I've seen used by aircraft mechanics:
> Since the wrench end and the box end are aligned I think you'd get the
> correct torque.
> Anyone know offhand what size Big Healey head nuts are (probably 11/16"
> or something goofy like that)?
> On 8/7/2017 6:06 PM, Mirek Sharp wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>> -----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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