Hiring a torque wrench

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Hi all,
Where can I hire for a day a torque wrench to tighten the crankshaft
pulley bolt to 362 ft-lb (490 Nm)?
The local HSS people haven't got a clue.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Roman,
I think that hiring precision tools may be not such a good idea as tools
from Hire Shops are often misused and the accuracy of such equipment must
surely be questioned. It may be better to ask a mechanic fro a local garage
or engineering works for a loan if they have such a wrench with high foot
pounds, a lorry haulage place or bus depot mechanic will be the most likely
source. If you can not find any one to loan then you may have to buy then
Clark Tools springs to mind as there must be one or more in most towns. At
the very last if you can not find a suitable wrench then can an air tool be
set up to provide that sort of force I do not know, I should imagine that in
the back streets of the middle east were such repairs take place that torque
wrenches have yet to be invented and they just use there imagination. A 3
foot or one meter bar attached to your socket would only need an effort of
100 lbs at its end and a bit of practice with bathroom scales you could
learn what that force felt like so that you could then apply it. 300 ft-lbs
is jolly tight and I bet a lot of mechanics just give it a lot of clout.
I am sorry if this all seems frivolous but it's the best that I can do and
that is not my intention. I can imagine that you just want it don properly.
Good luck with your quest and I hope that your rebuild goes well and to
plan,
Anthony
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 19 March 2005 23:38
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Hiring a torque wrench
Hi all,
Where can I hire for a day a torque wrench to tighten the crankshaft
pulley bolt to 362 ft-lb (490 Nm)?
The local HSS people haven't got a clue.
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Morning Roman,
I would be inclined to ask around some of the local garages and see if
they would be willing to lend you one for price of a pint or two.
Offer to leave something as a deposit.
I have everything I need now [including 1 ton engine hoist ;-)], but
used to borrow stuff from a local garage and use some of their
facilities in the workshop.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Morning Roman,
I would be inclined to ask around some of the local garages and see if
they would be willing to lend you one for price of a pint or two.
Offer to leave something as a deposit.
I have everything I need now [including 1 ton engine hoist ;-)], but
used to borrow stuff from a local garage and use some of their
facilities in the workshop.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Roman,
Pity you are not near Gatwick, I have one in the garage that's 4
feet long, must go the range you mention. I would favour Anthonies
system, work it out to a few feet and then use a fish weighing scale
or similar.
Regards, Clive.
On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 08:00:19 GMT, Julian Voelcker
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 17:22:03 +0000, Clive Marks <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Clive,
WelI, I am closer to another airport (HTR).
I have given up searching in hire shops and decided to follow
Anthony's advice. I'll use a 1m long steel tube and a 0-50kg spring
balance. It will give me more or less the required torque,
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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