Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 17:15:00 +0100 From: Colin Stamp <colinnospamp.plus.com> Subject: Re: Tightening Cylinder head?
On Sun, 05 Sep 2004 12:58:51 GMT, Bob <nopenospamlmakingupaddresses.com> wrote: >Might be worth getting a solid "breaker bar" instead of using your >ratchet. The breaker bar is usually good for about 200lbs... the >ratchet will snap much before that. > I'm a bit tight-fisted and I've always told myself I'd get a breaker bar when the ratchet breaks or the garden fork folds up. I've been using the setup as my standard nut-mangling, socket-cracking and stud-snapping system for about fifteen years. So far so good. No doubt it'll snap when my knuckles are three inches from a brick wall... Cheers, Colin.