Today was a banner day. This morning, we got the lifters in, mounted the gaskets, put the heads on, got everything aligned just right, and the BEvERage fetcher and I were hitting it out of the park. Yes sir, we were doing just fine. We carefully torqued all the headbolts to spec (40 ft/lbs first pass, then to 85), and in the proper pattern. He could get the 40 ft/lbs, but I had to get the heavier pass. Then we put the pushrods in, stuck on the rocker arm, and got her situated just right. We got the first side bolted up and properly torqued, then started on the other side. We made the first pass on the rocker arm bolts at 15 ft/lbs (1/2 the load), and that's when disaster struck. Yup... we broke a bolt inside the head. FML. I almost cried right then and there, and had to send both of the little ones out of the garage so they wouldn't hear me cursing like a sailor. It looked like it was a little fatigued and worn out. Yeah - it was one of the ones I didn't replace (look at it - it's a real bizarro - three different threaded areas, two different widths, and hollow on the inside), so it just gave out when I barely torqued it. Now I have to pry a broken bolt out of my right head. I'll take any suggestions on how you guys think I should go about that. I regrouped and tackled another task to take my mind off the pain. The BEvERage fetcher pedaled off with his buddy and so the little one and I put new shoes on Blue. She fetched tools and moved airlines while the neighbor and I jacked the old girl up and stuffed some new creepers under her. To celebrate our small victory (and a larger loss), we got sandwiches and chips from the grocery store and rolled down to the waterfront for a picnic dinner. The saga of the Hyfire Poly continues... albeit slightly interrupted due to fatigued metal.