Unless I looked at the wrong page, the fastener torque page at
www.centuryperformance.com does not cover grade 2 or 5 bolts.
(Presuming Ted meant grade 2 instead of grade 3.)
Actually, you want to tighten the bolt to a specified preload
tension (typically 75% to 90% of the proofload). The proper
bolt or nut torque is proportional to the preload tension and
the 'K factor' (which decreases with lubrication). The following
fastener reference will give you a good start toward answering
your question although it did not list a K factor for nickel
plated bolts. Note that the K factors may vary substantially
compared to stated average values. The fastener reference also
contains a lot of other interesting material beyond tension and
>>I need the torque specs for grade 3 & 5 nickel plated steel bolts
>>from 1/4" through 3/4", with 1/16 steps in between, for dry and with
>>Can anyone send them to me or tell me where I can find them on the net?
>N3UE also wrote:
>this might be what you want.
>Bolts ARE to be torque with light lube oil applied to threads!
N3UE also wrote:
>Here is a better page, has specs using oil or molly
Steve Miller N8SM firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dma.org/~millersg
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