Posted on 10/03/2016 By Norbar Admin
The Ferrari Testarossa has been a bit of a dream since I was a kid. I was born in 1977, and it was probably one of the largest car icons during the 80s and beginning of the 90s... maybe one of the greatest ever?
When I thought I had the opportunity to get my hands on one, I really wanted to look at the very first series for one reason only; they have a unique large centre nut that gives them a very classic look, instead of five wheel bolts.
First series car (note large nut on the wheels)... http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/car/1889/13782/Ferrari-Testarossa.jpg
Later model (note five bolts on the wheels)... http://cdn.silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Ferrari-Testarossa-Berlinetta-1.jpg
My decision to purchase one seemed fairly clear-cut, but the internet and classic car owner meetings were full of stories of Testarossa’s having lost one wheel causing enormous damage, and I suspect large bills too. Here I have an advantage – working for torque tool c ...
Posted on 02/10/2013 By Norbar
One of the more frequently asked questions from our customers is “how do I select the correct torque wrench for application?”
Generally, most torque wrenches are used for tightening nuts and bolts accurately. Nuts and bolts need varying degrees of accuracy depending on the materials being fastened together, and therefore, there are different wrenches for different applications.
The two main reasons why we use torque wrenches are to achieve the correct level of tightness and then to ensure consistency across all of the bolts in the assembly. Used properly, a torque wrench will ensure that all bolts have the same level of torque applied. The effect of badly tightened bolts can be seen in lost time and money. It’s also worth noting that careless torque can cost lives.
The most common torque wrench is called a click wrench. This wrench is used to tighten bolts and nuts and will indicate when a pre-set torque has been reached. The pre-set value can be set by the user, or by a quality control ...