Torque = Force x Distance (perpendicular distance). This does not change the perpendicular distance. it being at an angle would though.Reminds me of an article by Outrider about torque wrench's . It was quite enlightening.
I did think if the angle got too far off it would not
this exact test is why torque + angle is a thing.Find a part that you can easily slip a conventional socket on (like a normal head bolt)
Carefully use a magic marker to mark the bolt or use a punch and put a small mark on the bolt and the cylinder head.
Loosen the bolt about 1/2 turn and re-torque the bolt to 210 inch pounds.
Loosen the bolt again, Put your adaptor on the torque wrench and re-torque it to 210 inch pounds.
See see how much difference it makes in how the punch marks line up.
The whole purpose of "torquing" a bolt is to stretch it. Typically you are stretching to 80% of yield. The only way to do this is to stretch it which is was rotating the bolt does. The problem with just straight up torquing is that friction is involved. Think of a nut in two situations: one with oil between in and the metal and another situation where the nut tries to gall to the metal (extreme case, would never happen BUT just trying to show a point). in the first situation you will be able to turn the nut a lot more because friction between the nut and the metal plate is less of a factor compared to the galling situation. you can see here that the second scenario will not have the same amount of stretch as the first. its not as good.Wondering now if retorqueing the bolt , would it land in the same spot?
The jest I got from The torque article is the torque wrench though sets things the same it really is. Nothing more then a certification the bolt was tightened.
After watching them rebuild them nhra fuelers
They weren't worried about anything but hearing that click. Bolts in hit with impact bam click bam click done.