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RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

I also justify tool purchases because needed and then have them for future projects FYI...when there are more than one fastener for a part, it is important to have them torqued evenly. Can't do that without a torque wrench or gauge (nifty torque gauge you found and now on my list) Else, the lowest torqued will vibrate lose It is not just clamping forces needed, but the expected vibration...frequence(s) and amplitude(s) are factored to the fastener's elasticity vs plastic point Pretty sure these designers didn't go there and most likely looked at shear and clamping forces some margin Note that tge torque on the nut also has the same torque on the bolt. There are factors, one being the same K factor...aka friction on the respective mating surfaces
BenK 10/25/20 12:07pm Towing
RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

A 3/4" bolt will have a hex head with 1.125" across the flats Therefore, needs a 1 1/8" socket
BenK 10/24/20 06:12pm Towing
RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

Think mixing up 3/4" bolt (measured at the shank dia) vs across the hex flats A 3/4" across the hex flats is a 1/2" bolt...which IIRC, tops out around 160 ft/lbs max torque for a grade 8 A 3/4" bolt (measured at the shank), IIRC, tops out around 380 ft/lbs Socket sets are sized by the measurement across the square flats
BenK 10/24/20 06:04pm Towing
RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

There is a Harbor Freight tool shop in El Cajon And they should have this 3/4 socket set, priced at $69 bucks
BenK 10/24/20 03:30pm Towing
RE: Time to retire the 7.3 OBS?

X2 to Hank’s suggestion
BenK 10/24/20 02:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1/2 ton truck towing question

One component everyone forgets (most at least) is that if this TV has an that the thermal system is designed for published some level of margin (safety factor) for longevity up to and just past ratings Mainly the TC (torque converter) and that is where most all of the heat of any automatic is generated...shearing the fluid Be sure to check your cooling system is up to spec and if you can, increase the fan clutch from OEM (except HD trucks) to a HD fan clutch or even Severe Duty fan clutch. Just helps reject the added amounts of heat (BTU’s) for the radiator to reject Plus consider adding ‘another’ external aux ATF cooler & an electric fan if you have room/inclination. Also, a fresh charge of synthetic ATF would help
BenK 10/24/20 02:23pm Towing
RE: Torque Wrench for WD Hitch nylock nuts

Here is a lever arm that multiplies the torque Link to Summit Racing and is $19.99 bucks For some reason the clicky doesn’t work and here is the link Width=640 Installing wind generators and forgot the big torque wrench back in the shop and all the local hardware store only had 150 ft/lb torque wrenches Plenty of steel bar stock, hack saw, Sawzall, sacrificial socket set and a welder did the job To double a 150 ft/lb torque wrench you need to double the effective wrench length from bolt center line to the center of the wrench handle. Then whatever the torque wrench setting is doubled (times 2) Triple the torque of a 150 ft/lb torque wrench, you need to triple the length from the bolt center line to the center of the handle. Then whatever the torque wrench seething is tripled (times 3) The socket set you use must be capable of handling that kind of torque, so maybe a 3/4” square We did that in pinch over nite as the windgenerator had to be ‘flying’ by mid nite the next...otherwise we lost money per the contract The prices of 3/4” torque wrenches have come down significantly and probably cheaper to just buy one rated for your needs...of course a 3/4” socket set too...
BenK 10/24/20 02:08pm Towing
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Model S & X recall in China...only 30,000 that were imported from the USA Then the question about the ones here and other parts of the world As said a few hundred posts ago...Tusk hasn’t setup his corporation to handle a large recall From revision control/documentation, to parts, to service without dealerships with service facilities. Will Tusk have loaner vehicles ? Wait to see how Tusk handles this China recall This is just personal vehicles...commercial (semi) will be much more demanding and with less patience
BenK 10/23/20 09:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Buddy’s facebook comment.... This is a true, sad story of the depression that can haunt a man Brad lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist. He was sick of the world; of Covid 19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. Brad drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station and started the car. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and saw him in the car. She notified the emergency services and they broke in, pulling Brad from the car. A little sip of water and, surprisingly, he was in perfect condition, but his Tesla had a dead battery.
BenK 10/22/20 01:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

Another potential factor is multi-squirt during the combustion stroke With today’s computer and injector’s there is that potential. First squirt to get it going and is normally a bigger or more fuel injected Subsequent squirts will have much lower amounts of fuel Found this looking at gasoline ICE’s with no spark plug. Direct injection, combustion ignition (DICI) gassers The early models had projections of higher MPG in Diesel range Bottom line will always have diesel provide higher MPG because it has more BTU’s per measure compared to gasoline IIrc, Nox was troublesome and the thought at that time to leave it to downstream components/system to manage (such a poor choice IMHO) Forgot about that and will look into that again
BenK 10/20/20 11:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

Home is home and we all have our preferences and I do not diss anyone's vehicles, clothes, food, drink, GF's n wives, etc Just be happy with your choices and if not so...then change it... I'll not purchase new again at 72 and find better uses for the premium of new Then the potential of all these used with too many bells and whistles (for me) are all potential failure points
BenK 10/18/20 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Over loaded pickup

If he ever gets up to freeway speed...the leading edge of those insulation boards will try to lift... To then snap in half at the strap induced stress raiser To then fly off and the other half following...then the rest of that stack ditto... Common sense is so uncommon...
BenK 10/15/20 07:21am Tow Vehicles
Ford 6L diesel in the news again

Appeals court: Ford committed fraud by selling defective Super Duty trucks Why I've never liked class action...let's the OEM dodge the bigger bullet
BenK 10/14/20 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM and Gearing

They are around 10% apart...meaning about 10% torque multiplication difference...more if going up numerically and ditto going down numerically Factored by the transmission gearing & number of gears...this includes tire revs per mile being the same Of course gasoline vs diesel factors
BenK 10/14/20 07:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAWR Question?

My 1980 Silverado C10 Big Ten was the HD half ton of it’s era. Big Ten meaning higher ratings than a regular half ton It had 5 lug’s My 1973 Chevy K5 4x4 was a shortened half ton and had 6 lug’s Material science, manufacturing science and everything else has improved significantly Found this chart and is about right to this discussion Check out the 3/4 ton GVWR of 5,200 to 6,200 lbs, which by today’s standards is mid sized pickups to the bottom ratted full sized pickups Chassis Data Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread GVW Tires G10 90 in - - - 3,900 - 5,000 lbs 6.95 x 14 in G20 108 in - - - 5,200 - 6,200 lbs 7.75 x 15 C10/K10 115 in 186.75 in 63.1 in 61.1 in 4,400-5,400 / 5,200-5,600 lbs G78 x 14 / G78 x 15 C10/K10 127 in 206.25 in 63.1 in 61.1 in 4,400-5,400 / 5,200-5,600 lbs H78 x 15 / G78 x 15 P10 102 in - - - 4,600 - 5,400 lbs G78 x 15 C20/K20 127 in (Longhorn 133 in) 206.25 - - 6,200-7,500 / 6,400-7,500 lbs 7 x 17.5 / 7 x 17.5 six-ply P20 125 / 137 in - - - 6,500 - 7,500 lbs 8.75 x 16.5 C30 133 in - - - 6,600 - 14,000 lbs 8.75 x 16.5 in P30 125 / 137 / 157 in - - - 7,300 - 14,000 lbs 8.75 x 16.5 in Edit... Meaning that the OEMs have/are playing mine’s bigger than yours and is a good thing for us consumers Also, the supplier (AAM) to GM rates my 1996 GMC K2500 rear end at 10,000 GAWR, while GM rates it at 6,000 GAWR. It is also the same AAM axle assembly on the 1 ton daully of the same year and is also rated by GM at 6,000 GAWR. There are differences and that is in the MC bore size, wheel cylinder bore size and wider drum/shoes. Ordered mine with the F60 (IIRC) option, which is the snow plow prep package, which got 1 ton front torsion bars on my 3/4 ton...and the wider drum and shoes
BenK 10/13/20 02:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Over loaded pickup,630&quality=65 A very old image and snopes says true Nephew used to work at a large hardware and construction shop and said this happened almost every day Rules were to call the manager and he had a standard liability release form that must be signed before he could start loading
BenK 10/12/20 10:32am Tow Vehicles
Over loaded pickup

Wonder how often this occurs...think often width=680
BenK 10/12/20 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Auto tire deflate/inflate

Curious... Anyone know how these work ? Either a seal between the rotating tire/wheel to a stationary air line on the hub somewhere. Or, a tiny pump inside the tire cavity hooked up to a special Schrader valve. Assume a counter weight 180* apart. One per tire Bluetooth interface Or is there an extremely nifty design ? Too many parts to fail for me to consider
BenK 09/27/20 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Auto tire deflate/inflate

Agree with the OP on "...Screw the 18 stinkin useless cameras and navigation BS...." But, am okay with a bicycle hand pump, electric pump, etc and had them when off road a lot Best was just a 10 gallon tank with a Schrader valve filled up to 120 PSI Aired all 4 over sized, flotation tires back up enough to run on the highway till a gas station was found. Then finish airing them up If the OP is filling air bags...they don't take much air...IMHO
BenK 09/27/20 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Theoretically, with 1G downforce and coefficient of friction 1....1G would be the maximum....but there are other factors in play Asphalt pavement has rocks embedded Tiretread is soft enough to have it mold into the crevices to have interference Why racing has gumball compound
BenK 09/26/20 10:44am Tow Vehicles
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