305 Ft/lb Torque Wrench??

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So I'm slowly acquiring parts to replace my oil pump gasket, crank seal, rad hoses, block drain, radiator, belts and basically what ever else I find. Anyway I have what it takes to take apart but I cant seem to find a rental shop that has a large enough torque wrench. FSM calls for 305 and closest I've found is 300 ft/lbs and close enough wont cut it IMO. Does anyone know where I can source a wrench around Gwinnett County or Atl. I'm still planning and probably wont tackle this till it gets warmer. Just trying to get my ducks in a row..

Thanks for any help!
 
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Lots use the Harbor Freight with good luck. Used it on mine ~5 years ago

I think it only goes to 300 ft/lbs but it's fine. Tug on it a little more for good measure.
 
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If I cant find one I might have too, but I'd rather know when I'm done that it was to spec. Like I said im planning this out, I still have to buy a radiator and a few small things before I jump into this. Hopefully I can locate one.
 

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Put an adapter on it. There is a calculation if you add a torque adapter to extend the length. There is an old thread in the 40 section I posted years ago that explains it. Evem adding a crows foot could get you to 305 maybe but that may slip off or tear up the bolt head. A box end torque adapter is better.

You could also lengthen the handle with a piece of pipe and do the same calculation. It is based on the total length of the wrench to the center of the bolt.
 

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