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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 10:23 AM
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You could also get a foot-long spanner and use a small pull-type scale to draw the handle back. Stop when the scale reads 5 pounds.


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........you can use a crowfoot wrench for most places that you can't fit a socket. ..........
Here are some great examples of crowfoot wrenches and torque adaptors (sockets with arms):

https://www.google.com/search?q=snap...utf-8&oe=utf-8

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Thanks fellas. Some creative solutions indeed. I'll get a feel for it I reckon
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I just use a regular wrench , try to get the tension even by feel ...snug not cranked down

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Practice on something easy to reach and find what 5ft/lb feels like. It should take way more than 5ft/lbs to strip a stud or nut. You should be able to greatly exceed 5ft/lbs by hand to tighten them without stripping them. Practice on a throwaway nut and bolt to see how many ft/lbs it takes before it strips.
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On those studs/nuts,it is the alloy thread in the head that will possibly strip and pull the stud out so just be careful.Never used the locking nuts but do use a locking washer.Possibly the nylock type locking nut would be a modern alternative for this fixing as they will not undo easily.
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I also like the idea of ny-locs as the vibration won't loosen them and there's no disfiguring of any threads to cause the locking action, thus less likely to strip. They also come in standard and thin versions, thin ones being perfect for this application.
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