57 universal joint torque

Hello all. Finally replaced my pinion oil seal and ready to attach the drive shaft. Does anyone know the torque spec for the u bolts that attached the universal joint to the pinion yoke? I couldn't find it in the manual, and I over tightened it and stripped the threads on the u bolt - don't want to do it again. Thanks


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There is finger tight, hand tight, wrist tight, elbow tight, arm tight, shoulder tight and too tight!
On the U-jount bolts I use wrist tight! Use new lock washers.

last time I used my torque wrench on small bolts even according to the manual I stripped them!