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Technical Torque specs 8BA - with aluminum heads

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by cederholm, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. cederholm
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    I'm finding the torque specs for steel heads, but not aluminum for my 1952 Ford flathead.

    Can someone tell me the specs please? Offenhauser heads, composite gasket.

    thanks,
    Carl
     
  2. prpmmp
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    I have Weiand Heads and copper gaskets, I torque 40 LBS. My torque sequence is to start at one end and go up and down all the way across at 10lb increments. Then re torque after cool down 2 times. Pete
     
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  3. drtrcrV-8
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    I believe that MOST sources recommend start the torque pattern in the center of the head and move out in a circular pattern(as per MOTORS MANUAL, CHILTONS, etc!!)
     
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  4. Ebbsspeed
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    This is what I've always done. Start in the center and circle out to the ends.

    Flathead Torque.jpg
     
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