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Old 04-09-2017, 01:26 PM
asw20c asw20c is offline
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Default Elevator Hinges

So today I was going to final bolt-on the elevators but quickly realized there is no way to get my torque wrench inside the pockets, and since it only requires 28 in-lbs I'm a little concerned about over-torquing the nuts. Suggestions?
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:51 PM
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Make sure that the elevators move freely and that at least 2 threads show through the end of the nuts. There should be no side to side play.
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:54 PM
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You can do the math, using a regular wrench (maybe 6" long; 1/2 a foot) and a fish scale pulling on the end.

Or you can get a feel for the force needed by torquing the same size hardware while holding your torque wrench at the same distance out as a regular wrench, then torquing the actual hardware with a regular wrench. (more pragmatic solution)

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Old 04-09-2017, 03:57 PM
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I used a crows food wrench head (socket type). with extension and regular torque wrench.

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Old 04-09-2017, 05:57 PM
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If you use a crow's foot wrench, be sure to compensate for the offset.
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