Rocker stud torque
The instructions with my new 7/16 studs said 55 pounds if I used moly lube and 70 if I used 30 weight oil.
Well, I used the new gel form of red loctite including on the bottom of the bolt heads. When wet is is fairly slippery. Amazing stuff that gel loctite. I have been loctiting the studs ever since I had a stud rattle loose on me once. It was not due to not being torqued or the threads being loose that I am aware of. It just rattled loose.
I have to seal all the intakes anyway because the threads go through so loctite works great as a sealer for this.
I had to make an executive decision on the torque so I settled on 60 pounds. Anybody see a problem with this?
The heads look great. Once I prep the block surfaces I'm ready to put them on the engine. I still have to mark and port my intake, order the 7/16 roller rockers and then check my push rod lengths. I've been contemplating that pinning procedure but I think I can port them just index marking the intake.
Everything seems to be going in slowwww motiooonnn regarding getting this thing back together but I will get it. I've put too much into it to quit now.
1965 289 mustang fastback