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I read on a different forum that an alternate old school method to get 450 ft lbs of torque is:

- Torque = Force x Distance
- So in that forum's example, have a 180 lb person stand on a 2.5 ft breaker bar. The calculation is 180 x 2.5 = 450.

If so, then since I weigh 142.3 lbs, 250 ft lbs / 142.3 lbs = 1.76 ft.

0.76 ft is about 9 inches. Therefore 12" + 9" = 21".

So I would have to stand on a breaker bar at 21" from the nut to exert 250 ft lbs of torque.

The breaker bar would of course have to be horizontal while I stand on it for the 250 ft lbs of torque.

Need confirmation from physics gurus whether this is correct or not.

Thanks!