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Old 11-04-2019, 03:25 PM   #1
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Hi, is there a difference between "foot/pounds" and "foot/lbs"? I'm irritated.


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Old 11-04-2019, 03:51 PM   #2
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lbs is the abbreviation for pounds.


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Old 11-04-2019, 04:42 PM   #4
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Just to make it more confusing,

Some folks, like me, just say #, lbs or pounds

The real term is pound/feet

This language is strange isn't it.
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:52 PM   #5
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Then you have inch pounds that read 1/12th of foot pounds.

Metric people think Americans are crazy...
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Engineers refer to Torque = Force x Distance = Lbs-Ft. Expressing it as Ft-Lbs makes no difference in the magnitude of the number. In Europe, it is Newton-Meters.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:52 AM   #7
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Not that it makes any difference with a Model A , they don't care.
Torque as in fasteners is pound/feet or Newton/meters. In other words force first.
Torque as in engine output is foot/pounds.
About as clear as mud. One deals with rotation while the other is linear. Pretty much all one cares about is the number/# they have the set the wrench to.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:34 AM   #8
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Made me look. Lb is abbreviation for Latin libra, meaning "balance" or "scales". Libra pondo = a pound by weight. Google is your friend.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/...ight.%E2%80%9D
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:00 PM   #9
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Metric people think Americans are crazy...
I suppose that's why the English are leaving the EU because they did not make the transition to metric? :-)
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