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Author Topic: The trip from hell! Now the drive shaft ended up on the highway!  (Read 5881 times)

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: The trip from hell! Now the drive shaft ended up on the highway!
« Reply #175 on: January 06, 2019, 07:35 PM »
Thank you Frank!

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Offline Rickf1985

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Re: The trip from hell! Now the drive shaft ended up on the highway!
« Reply #176 on: January 06, 2019, 08:26 PM »
Been on the road all day, I think the cheaper ones will be just fine. All it is is a planetary gearset, nothing magical about it. In the meantime if you want to get a socket just remember how torque works. 100 lbs on the end of a one foot long bar is 100 ft/lbs. So if you are 200 lbs. and you have a 2 1/2 foot long bar and you sit on the end of it you have 500 foot/lbs of torque. Not dead exact but close enough for checking the nuts. Don't bounce in it since that will increase the torque substantially.

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: The trip from hell! Now the drive shaft ended up on the highway!
« Reply #177 on: January 06, 2019, 09:30 PM »
Thanks Rick!  I called the guys that did the tires today, and they assured me that the 1 inch drive air tool they used WAS an air driven torque multiplier (they do semi and other big truck and tractor tires all the time), and said I shouldn't worry on this trip.  When they checked the rear tire air pressure, they had to take the chrome covers off, and threw their air tool on the rear tires as well.  Good shop!  They have been in business for over 40 years, Cottondale Chevron. 

I am SO going to have to get one of these tools though!  Once we are back in Arizona and making money again, it will happen.

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 98 Cherokee lifted beastie tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline RedneckExpress

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Re: The trip from hell! Now the drive shaft ended up on the highway!
« Reply #178 on: July 14, 2019, 04:50 AM »
Hey, Kevin :), sorry to see that the Nataulis finally reached the end of the road in a horrendous way, but glad she's not on her way to the junk yard just yet. 
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