Introducing The Torque Dude - A complete system for removing and installing (with proper torque) those 36mm axle and flywheel gland nuts.
356 drum brake rear axle nuts are supposed to be torqued to 380-400 ft lbs. and flywheel gland nuts 325-370 ft lbs. Not only that, the torque is pretty critical too. Now, most of us have a three foot long "cheater" bar and a buddy, but that's not really safe, is it? And if you want an accurate torque reading for putting the things back on? Forget it! OK, the mechanical engineer in the back of the room can figure it out with a slide rule, an abacus and some string, but the rest of us need a safe, accurate way to deal with these high torque nuts.
Say hello Torque Dude and say goodbye to busted knuckles, bent breaker bars and shattered sockets! Tell your good for nothing brother-in-law to bring his own beer, 'cause you aint bribing him to stand on the other side of the engine while you torque the flywheel gland nut! Even the engineer in the back of the room will appreciate the gear multiplier principle at work here.
Now there are a couple of things you need to know. First, the rear axle nut function will only work on drum brake cars. But, the gland nut function will work for 6 or 12 volt, meaning the disc brake 356 guys and 912 folks can still benefit from this tool.