Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2020, 05:34 PM   #1
Bob from Northport
Senior Member
 
Bob from Northport's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: 215 E. 6th Street Northport, Michigan 49670
Posts: 554
Default Head Torque question

When using a crows foot on a short extension, or one of the torque tools sold to torque the nut slightly under/back of the distributor on the head, can anyone advise if using one of those tools changes the torque value or reading for that particular nut??
__________________
Bob from Northport
Northport, Michigan
Bob from Northport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 05:38 PM   #2
Patrick L.
Senior Member
 
Patrick L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Upstate NY and western Florida
Posts: 5,889
Default Re: Head Torque question

A normal crows foot won't change it enough to worry about.
Patrick L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-13-2020, 05:40 PM   #3
Werner
Senior Member
 
Werner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Germany, near Aachen
Posts: 870
Default Re: Head Torque question

Because the vertical force-axle ist the thame, there is no missreading
of the torque.
__________________
Beste Gruesse aus Deutschland,
Werner


Ford Model A Roadster, 1928
Citroen 11 CV, 1947
Hercules NSU-Wankel Rotary Engine, 1976 (Canadian version)
Werner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 05:42 PM   #4
Jack Shaft
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 699
Default Re: Head Torque question

I use turn to torque,if the others take a quarter turn to check,then that one gets a quarter turn..offset leverage is miniscule,reduce wrench setting by a few pounds
Jack Shaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2020, 05:58 PM   #5
Big hammer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 2,110
Default Re: Head Torque question

The C shaped tool, no change. My tool will not fit the water neck nuts, I use a deep socket.
With one hand I steady the tool and pull with the other.
__________________
Don't force it with a little hammer tap, tap, tap
get a bigger hammer tap done
Big hammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2020, 08:13 PM   #6
abachman3
Senior Member
 
abachman3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Western Springs, IL
Posts: 246
Default Re: Head Torque question

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
The crows foot opening should be 90 degrees out from the torque wrench. This gives the least distortion of the correct value. It may be off by 1-2 pound feet, which in the whole scheme of things is not significant.
abachman3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.