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Old 01-14-2004, 08:22 PM
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bolt stretch

Im using eagle h-beam rods and want to measure bolt stretch but i dont know how i would do that cuz the rod doesnt use a nut-bolt setup.The bolt goes into the tapped rod. How would i measure stretch if i cant get to the end of the bolt with a mic?Seems impossible.

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Old 01-14-2004, 10:14 PM
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My SCAT rods have the cap screw setup too (7/16), which is what it sounds like you're talking about. Mine were ARP and have an indentation on both ends for a stretch gauge similiar to this one to fit into. Although the one I used was the micrometer type rather than the dial gauge type.

They called for a stretch of .0052 or 62 ftlbs. I did the stretch first and then went thru with the torque wrench. Clicked right at 62 on all of them. I wasn't any more than .0001 +/- on my strectch, so I thought that was pretty damn good.
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