# Funny torque tricks

Mike Robinson quattrofan at sbcglobal.net
Thu Dec 4 01:37:27 EST 2003

```I really did not want to get involved in this thread and I seriously think
it needs to end.  SJ, I don't think you understood Fred's point.  You should
have not added the length of the 2079 tool.  That is what makes the math
wrong.  Fred was talking about the wrench clicking, which it does when it
reaches a torque (or bending moment) at its socket, where it is connected to
the 2079 not around the crank pulley.  If you lose the 1ft from your
equations the match checks out.

Just my 2 cents.

-Mike Robinson

On 12/3/03 10:00 PM, "SJ" <syljay at optonline.net> wrote:

>
>> From: "Fred Munro" <munrof at sympatico.ca>
>> Subject: RE: Funny torque tricks
>> To: "SJ" <syljay at optonline.net>, <quattro at audifans.com>
>
>> It doesn't matter whether you use a 6 inch torque wrench and 516 lbs on
> the
>> handle or a 4 foot wrench and 64.5 lbs on the handle - if both are
> connected
>> to the 2079 tool and click at 258 ft.lb, you'll be OK.
> **** So . . .we have sucked you into this conversation. I was wondering how
> long it would take for you to take the bait.
>
> Lets see what we have here.
>
> T1 = F x D
> F= 516 lbs
> D = .5 ft + 1.0 ft(tool 2079) = 1.5 ft
> T1 = 516 lbs X 1.5 ft = 774 ft lbs
>
> T2 = F x D
> F = 64.5 lbs
> D = 4 ft + 1.0 ft(tool 2079) = 5 ft
> T2 = 5 ft x 64.5 lbs = 332.5 ft lbs
>
> T1 does not equal T2
>
> Back to the drawing board Fred!
>
> SJ
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>
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