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  • conrod
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    Originally posted by Eric View Post
    This wasn't a torque wrench.... Just a big socket with a pipe sized hole drilled on either end, pipe poked through the new holes and welded up. I think his "torque" was just a pre-determined amount of bounces!
    so it is! My bad, I didn't look close enough at the pic:rolleyes:


    Originally posted by drinaldis View Post
    I heard the V8 SuperCar boys are now using the same thread all-around except one team. Strange.

    Interesting! That confirms my long held belief that the two thread directions thing is just an urban myth, and not really necessary!

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  • drinaldis
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    I heard the V8 SuperCar boys are now using the same thread all-around except one team. Strange.

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  • Eric
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    This wasn't a torque wrench.... Just a big socket with a pipe sized hole drilled on either end, pipe poked through the new holes and welded up. I think his "torque" was just a pre-determined amount of bounces!

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  • conrod
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    Originally posted by Eric View Post
    took this at DTM revival at the Nurburgring in 2009

    I think Jimmy's pojnt was that " no race team" ever torques them, rather than weekend warriors like this guy and myself! And certainly true that during a pitstop they didn't. BTW I do like that "extension" race taped on to the toque wrench! Here is some video evidence someone shot of my skinny ass doing the same,I do believe without the extension fitted, fast fwd to 0.39:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKXYUv1x9Yg

    Conrad

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  • fourmotion
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    Originally posted by Eric View Post
    took this at DTM revival at the Nurburgring in 2009

    German pole dancer? I hope she was cheap. ;-)

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  • Eric
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    Originally posted by jimmy p. View Post
    C) Not one race team ever torqued their center locks . I do have a big torque wrench,,, but I ceased to use it ages ago. I put them on with an impact and check them with a 3', 3/4" drive breaker bar by bouncing on them with my 230 lbs. If they don't move they are tight, I go drive.
    took this at DTM revival at the Nurburgring in 2009

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  • jimmy p.
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    This may be the first time ever on any forum I am on,,, maybe in my life,,, that I knew a slang term before other people LOL.

    Brendan, if your definition makes you a hard parker, then I'm in too...
    Work, drive, break it, work on it, drive it, break it, repeat...

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  • conrod
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    Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
    Yeah...I had to Google "Hard Parker" before I learned what it meant. Funny stuff....
    Hahaa, I had to google it too, thats a good expression!:smile2:

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  • Ironhead
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    Originally posted by Brendan View Post
    "Hard Parker..." Love it. I might have a new user title coming...

    Does continuously modifying and working on your car because you can't leave it alone and then not being able to drive it because you keep breaking it count? :smile2:
    Yeah...I had to Google "Hard Parker" before I learned what it meant. Funny stuff....

    And by your definition...I am definitely a "hard parker".

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  • Ironhead
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    Of course all the inexpensive and arguably more accurate (but less sexy) beam style torque wrenches can torque in either direction.

    All my Snap-On torque wrenches will ratchet either way....so I assumed they would torque either way....but I have never tried it. Am I mistaken?

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  • SP-M3E30
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    Originally posted by kiko View Post
    That's odd! Can you post pictures?
    It's a Sthal Kraft torque wrench like this


    http://www.stahl-kraft.de/artikel_e.php?id_a=137

    In fact, the wrench has clockwise and counterclockwise direction, but just the clockwise sense has the automatic release "click" signal.
    So, I can check the torque only on the RH thread.

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  • Brendan
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    Originally posted by jimmy p. View Post
    A) anyone who would "want" center locks as a fashion item,,, is the ultimate hard parker.
    "Hard Parker..." Love it. I might have a new user title coming...

    Does continuously modifying and working on your car because you can't leave it alone and then not being able to drive it because you keep breaking it count? :smile2:

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  • fourmotion
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    Originally posted by jimmy p. View Post
    A) anyone who would "want" center locks as a fashion item,,, is the ultimate hard parker.

    B) My car is a survivor, all the hub on my car and in the spare package that came with it are split between RH and LH threads. I think you can definitively put that in "solved" category

    C) Not one race team ever torqued their center locks . I do have a big torque wrench,,, but I ceased to use it ages ago. I put them on with an impact and check them with a 3', 3/4" drive breaker bar by bouncing on them with my 230 lbs. If they don't move they are tight, I go drive.

    I keep mine on my car because,,, well they belong there and its the right thing for the car. I could have easily made replicas for my silver car,,, and I would not if anyone held a gun to my head. Centerlocks are a necessity if you have a vintage pro race car, or someone is paying for your pitstops. Otherwise,,, hard parker.

    Airjacks on the other hand... pretty cool.
    Guilty as charged I guess.........



    Just because it's not a race car it doesn't mean it cant be evocative.....

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  • kiko
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    Originally posted by SP-M3E30 View Post
    Can you tell me the brand of your wrench torque and where can I buy it please ?
    Mine has just one direction (clockwise)
    Thanks
    That's odd! Can you post pictures?

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  • kiko
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    Originally posted by SP-M3E30 View Post
    Can you tell me the brand of your wrench torque and where can I buy it please ?
    Mine has just one direction (clockwise)
    Thanks
    That's odd! Can you post pictures?

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