Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Papamoa, New Zealand
This is my first post here. As a retired auto mech I have always had Tq bar s in tool box . Have in/lb, ft/lb of good quality. very seldom do use in/lb wrench(mainly for specialised work ie auto trans,
But ALWAYS use ft/lb wrench on critical work without fail. cyl head,big ends,mains,flywheel etc even tho i have a good idea of correct tq. After 50/60 years in trade my elbow now has
its own built in click point?. Now starting to struggle with large truck pinion nuts etc.
PS as an apprentice in the mid 50s the ford workshop foreman always checked our work with his own tq wrench, if not right felt toe of boot or extra time on broom until we got it right.