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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 03:37:05 PM »

I'll give you 100 bucks and pay the shipping lol if it is a click type you will need the ratchet adapter to do the left side with cost you around 50 bucks I forget to use mine from time to time and start bad mouthing the wrench for not clicking

good luck
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 08:55:17 PM »

  (snip) My best torque wrench is myself on a pipe just long enough   

    Oh, you mean an "Alabama torque wrench"?!
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 12:55:06 AM »

I will check out the left side operations.

Clifford, Did I say $80, I meant $ 180, can you up your offer Huh  LOL ! ! !
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2012, 05:06:12 AM »

\my neighbor has one of those Blue Point 600 lb wrenches, it cost him close to a grand 15 years ago.  You got a deal and a half...  His came in a fitted, dove-tail jointed mahogany box!  15 - 20 years ago up here in Canada we went through a big change in regulation, the only guys with torque wrenches were air-frame technicians.  All the truck guys just used air wrenches and we had a real spate of wheels falling off of trucks and killing people.  They changed the rules so that all truck tech's needed to install wheels with torque wrenches, and be able to prove it, so there was a lot of buying of very expensive torque wrenches at no discount for a while...

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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2012, 03:54:03 PM »

Brian,

I know I scored a deal. It is a reversble and the torque clicks operates on the lefty nuts.
No wooden case, just a metal case which needs paint.

I am glad I purchased it to correctly torque the lug nuts. Just one more peace of mind, It is done right. I need to fabricate a support for the 3/4" extension on the side of the road. I probably will park the torque multiplier at home for trips. I dunno.

Thanks for the comments & reinforcement.

Gary
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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2012, 04:52:23 PM »

I talked to Eastern Pneumatics & Hydraulics (The importer of the Tireman torque wrenches) this morning to order the missing socket adapter for my Tireman torque wrench.  Richard there told me that the retail price on the TM600 I have is $650.  They source these wrenches from a manufacturer in Great Britain.

Clifford must be getting a heck of a discount from his tool guy to get these for $300 new.  Tireman isn't the only brand of this style of wrench and Clifford may be able to get another brand for $300.  I don't have the type of connections Clifford has and I don't know any tool guys.

Anyone have a suggestion on where to get the 3/4" drive sockets for the lug nuts and for the Budd nuts?  I've read about the combo sockets and not everyone recommends them.  There are a few tool distributors locally, but it is often just as cheap to order this stuff by the time I pay for gas to drive across town.
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2012, 08:27:34 AM »

The Budd socket is a specialty item, I would order that on line.  You can get one that has both the 1 1/2" hex and the Budd square socket in one.  I have a separate one that my neighbour gave me, and I bought a 3/4" drive socket set from Princess Auto for the rest.

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« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2012, 12:27:12 PM »

I'm trying to find an American made Budd socket that isn't too expensive.  OTC makes them in the USA I think, but they only make them for 1" drive.  The OTC ones are $30 on Amazon.  Imported ones are about $20.  I've checked Craigslist, but no luck and wasn't really expecting to find one.

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« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2012, 12:48:19 PM »

Mine is a 1", I just use an adaptor.

Brian
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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2012, 01:30:15 PM »

My two combo sockets are 3/4 and one inch drives so I have to use adapters on both since my air wrench is 1/2", not really a problem and actually help with the added length on rear wheels.

Just don't try to use regular socket adapters as the air wrench will beat them up.
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« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2012, 05:32:02 PM »

I ordered an Armstrong BUDD socket from Amazon and I found a new Allen 10" extension on Ebay.  The Armstrong socket is $10 to $15 more than an imported socket, but I like to buy USA made when it doesn't cost me too much.  I talked to a local tool place and they wanted the same price for an imported socket, plus it would have to be shipped to me from another location for more money.  I checked NAPA, but they charge $45 for an imported socket too.

A local auction place has a 600 lb OTC torque wrench on their online auction going pretty cheap right now.  I have no idea if it is any good.  http://www.otownauctions.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?otown4/59/5

By the end of the week I should be in business checking the torque on my lug nuts.
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