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2BAD6568s
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From: South Point, Ohio, USA
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posted 10-17-2002 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2BAD6568s   Click Here to Email 2BAD6568s     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
how do you convert foot lbs. to inch lbs. on a torque wrench? i am working on my power steering control valve and need to know how much 90 inch lbs. would be on a foot lbs. torque wrench.
thanks ,steven

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S/Q 2204
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From: Ozark, AL(again after a year of being deployed)
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posted 10-17-2002 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for S/Q 2204   Click Here to Email S/Q 2204     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FT.Lb X 12 = IN. LB In.Lb./12 = Ft.Lb. 90in.lb/12 = 7.5 Ft. Lb.
Mark J

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-17-2002 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd buy or borrow an inch/lb torque wrench. Using a ft/lb wrench at that low level will be very inaccurate, taking into account the error factor.

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S/Q 2204
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posted 10-17-2002 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for S/Q 2204   Click Here to Email S/Q 2204     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am with Steve on this; was not thinking about the whole picture. We are required to operate in the middle scale of our wrenches because that is where they are most accurate and they are on a recalibration program. Keep in mind that as time goes buy they do get out of calibration.
Mark J

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Just Strokin
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posted 10-17-2002 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where is a good place to purchase a 0-25 or 0-50 in/lb beam torque wrench?

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Larry

No fast Fords at this time but one fine cruising 96 F350 CC DRW Power Strokin diesel.
And one rusty 64 Fairlane nick-named the Rust Bucket....And sometimes called the Money Pit...

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Dave Gibson
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posted 10-18-2002 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larry,
Don't buy a beam type torque wrench. They are a royal PITA. Sears sells both dial and clicker type torque wrenchs at a good price. I have bought both a foot and inch pound torque wrenchs there. I happen to like the clicker type wrenchs. All you do is set the amount of torque you want and use them. When the wrench clicks, you are done.

Dave & Terri

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Just Strokin
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posted 10-18-2002 08:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree Dave to a point. Infact I just bought the clicker inch pound from Sears last week. And I already own the 3/8 and 1/2 inch drive clickers form Sears.

The problem is, I am setting up some new rear ends with new bears and the clicker from Sears doesn't go low enough to check the pinion preload with old or new bearings.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 10-18-2002 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You do have a good point Larry. I just don't like the old "beam" style torque wrenchs.

Dave & Terri

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'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
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