Lug nut torque


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Post Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:42 am

Re: Lug nut torque

hattrick4467 wrote:I thought I already posted this but not sure it was not showing so I will post again. They make a 12x2 shoe set and a 12x1-3/4 shoe set. Do you have the old shoes to compare the width? I know my 1941 K1 has 1-3/4 width shoes. It may not be you issue but easy enough to check.



I measured them and have 1 3/4 shoes. I torqued them to 80 ft lbs and all 4 are turning. Going to test drive the truck when I can

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Post Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:31 pm

Re: Lug nut torque

Thanks for the update. Did you figure out what was binding?

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Post Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:37 am

Re: Lug nut torque

I did torque lugs to 80 ft lbs and all wheels are turning. Not sure what was causing binding. I drove the truck a little and need to adjust brakes. So perhaps as brakes wear in the problem will go away. Thanks everyone for help.
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:45 pm

Re: Lug nut torque

this is just weird, if everything is clearing I could only suspect shoes over adjusted. Don't go too far, drive around the block until you are satisfied truck is road worthy and no surprises
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:01 pm

Re: Lug nut torque

a rim being bolted to a drum would have Zero effect on the internals, bearings, shoes, etc. no matter how tight, a hub/drum isn't going to flex from a rim,


bearings not set right or shoes too tight if wheel isn't rubbing on something on frame.
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Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:02 am

Re: Lug nut torque

Could the complete brake restore you stated include drums that were not swedged? Then tightening down caused the drums to be off center, binding on the shoes. ???
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Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:32 pm

Re: Lug nut torque

^^^good point^^^
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