Aldrich Engine Rebuilding does not tolerate bogus shortcuts:

Aldrich Engine Rebuilding does not tolerate bogus shortcuts, for instance:

Getting rid of those nasty cotter pins!

In an engine rebuild I use torque wrenches because I rely on specs.  With a torque wrench I have the сritical control to keep parts within safe, recommended tolerances.  With cotter pins...no way, they're fast and have their uses but over the years, far too many times have ended up where they don't belong.

A properly calibrated torque wrench always stretches the bolt the same amount. Trying to “make” the next “castle” on the nut over stretches the bolt thereby limiting its life and possibly сompromising its strength. “Torque to Spec!

Aldrich Engine Rebuilding does not tolerate bogus shortcuts, for instance:

Getting rid of those nasty cotter pins!

In an engine rebuild I use torque wrenches because I rely on specs.  With a torque wrench I have the сritical control to keep parts within safe, recommended tolerances.  With cotter pins...no way, they're fast and have their uses but over the years, far too many times have ended up where they don't belong.

A properly calibrated torque wrench always stretches the bolt the same amount. Trying to “make” the next “castle” on the nut over stretches the bolt thereby limiting its life and possibly сompromising its strength. “Torque to Spec!