Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-09-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 213
Lug Nut Torque?

Anybody know how much to torque the lug nuts on my bus?

Its a Chevy C60 66 passenger Bluebird


Thanks in advance..
hoser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2006, 01:54 AM   #2
Almost There
 
Rick78EFI460's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 77
depends on what style wheels you have
__________________
Rick Russell
Rick78EFI460 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 213
The nut pushes on a wedge they are not like regular car truck rims.
hoser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2006, 01:22 PM   #4
Bus Geek
 
lapeer20m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: near flint michigan
Posts: 2,653
really really tight!

Sorry, i probably should not contribute since i have nothing intelligent to say.

all i know is that to get them off my rattlegun doesn't have enough power, even at 150 psi (which is 50% more than it's rated psi)

I end up using a breaker bar with a 4 foot cheater on the end so i can jump up and down on it.
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who will watch the watchmen?)
lapeer20m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2006, 01:27 PM   #5
Bus Crazy
 
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 1,838
Send a message via AIM to Steve
When I did my lug nuts I had a T-handle breaker bar with a cheater bar on each end had two people turning them.

I saw how they did it at the tire shop when I got new wheels and tires and they used a giganitic air impact wrench. The only way to get them that tight by yourself would be to use a very long breaker bar.
__________________
View my 1972 Ward: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
View my 1986 Blue Bird: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
View my 1960 GMC: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2006, 01:50 PM   #6
Bus Geek
 
the_experience03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Saint James, MN
Posts: 2,669
Send a message via MSN to the_experience03 Send a message via Yahoo to the_experience03
1 inch drive rattle gun....the kind that produces 3 times as much torque as your engine.....

With the "dayton" style wheels you're talking about you have to be very careful about getting them trued up or else all the balancing in the world isn't going to do you any good. The tire guy that did mine spent 20 minutes on each side just truing them up. He had a special tool for the job. It might have been excessive, but I also don't have any shimmy in the front end, even with unbalanced bias play tires.
__________________
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/...09f20d39_m.jpg
Skooling it...one state at a time...
the_experience03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2006, 02:11 PM   #7
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 213
Here is a pic

The stud is 3/4"

hoser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2006, 09:27 PM   #8
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 213
A friend of mine gave me this link, good reading!

http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/publications ... l_loss.pdf
hoser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Allison AT545 Torque Converter Swap mtg International | Navistar Drivetrain 7 07-21-2014 06:24 PM
In search of horsepower and big-time TORQUE John Chance Mechanical and Drivetrains 8 01-25-2012 08:30 PM
Is it possible to have a wide range of torque in an engine w josephjcota Conversion General Discussions 1 08-26-2011 09:25 AM
Bus lug nut torque How much? Gyva Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 6 12-28-2006 10:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.