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Offline taysidedragon

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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2022, 10:44:40 AM »
For small values I have the Sealey 1/4" . For higher torque settings like rear wheel spindle nut I've got an old faithful Norbar 1/2" torque wrench. I've had it since the seventies... it might need calibrating!

I can recommend the Morgan Carbtune carb balancer, reliable and accurate. 👍
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Offline Rozabikes Tim

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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2022, 10:48:00 AM »
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2022, 08:56:49 AM »
If you want to torque every thing 8 ftlbs to 50 ftlbs, leave out the alternator, primary gear and clutch nut and 8 ftlbs to 20 ftlbs will do.
Those 3 are normaly done to BT.
I don't anticipate ever replacing pistons myself but I would be ok replacing gaskets in the head. I also would not be touching gear boxes, so with that in mind, what range may I need?
Like yourself, I don't (hopefully!) have any ambition to go any further beyond head and barrels.  One of my favourite online suppliers for tools etc., is White Rose Tools in Yorkshire. Have virtually kitted out my garage using them, very quick service and reasonable prices. My personal choice of torque wrenches from them was  a 1/4dr and 3/8dr Blue Spot, the 1/4dr being on offer at the moment! Have fun. Mike.

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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2022, 09:12:55 AM »
The one you listed should be ok and Sealey is a reasonable mid range supplier

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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2022, 11:32:09 AM »
Cheers Bryan.
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

Offline Matt_Harrington

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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2022, 08:10:14 AM »
Whilst talking about tools, I wonder if anyone actually uses JIS screwdrivers or just Philips. I tend to use the latter with no issues but I would be interested to know. BTW, I have more screwdrivers than is healthy but no JIS ones!
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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2022, 08:31:41 AM »
I use JIS screwdrivers with JIS screws. Philips drivers will not sit correctly in a JIS screw and the risk of rounding of the screw is very great at high torque. Just my opinion and minor experience.

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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2022, 08:50:06 AM »
I use JIS screwdrivers with JIS screws. Philips drivers will not sit correctly in a JIS screw and the risk of rounding of the screw is very great at high torque. Just my opinion and minor experience.
Perhaps I should buy a set - you can't have too many screwdrivers!!  ;)
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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2022, 12:14:08 PM »
I bought cheap 3 driver set from Halfords. They are absolutely fine for the amount of use I give them.

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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2022, 12:49:11 PM »
I have an old T-bar JIS screwdriver for the common case size screws. Never failed me yet.

The issue is the angle of the points being different, so a phillips doesn't apply torque on th e full area it should on a JIS fastener. Right tool for the job is always best.
A lot of folk blaming rounded off screws on bad materials were just using hte wrong tool. Not always......but
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Re: Tool buying Advice requred
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2022, 05:02:04 PM »
I used impact driver JIS heads with my cordless impact driver it undid crankcase covers that had not moved for decades.
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