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Help on this please-
Nowhere in Edelbrock's instructions is the torque value given.
Heads are aluminum SBF (obviously), bolts are ARP stainless.
Bolt size is 3/8 and holes for the header fasteners are
helicoiled.
 

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I would just snug them down by hand, not too tight, the last thing you want to do is strip any threads. I would probably say around 10 ft-lbs should work
 

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Yeah, that's fer sure. I definitely don't want to strip them out-
although helicoiling them does provide a little additional integrity.
 

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Are you the big strong armed type? If you're not don't worry about it even with a 3/8" wrench chances are you'll never be able to tighten header bolts enough to strip them out.

Tighten them till they're tight, run the engine a couple times and tighten them up again a few more times and they should take a set and you shouldn't have to worry about again.

Tony
 

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FYI

The instructions that came with my SBF AFR 185 heads state:

TORQUING: We suggest NOT using a torque wrench on intake and exhaust manifold bolts. Just snug up hand tight with a wrench only."
 

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Sounds like a plan. I'll just use the 1/4 drive Craftsman ratchet.
I shouldn't be able to get into too much trouble with a 3-inch
handle


Thanks for the replies.
 

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On 2006-04-17 15:53, 66GT289 wrote:
Sounds like a plan. I'll just use the 1/4 drive Craftsman ratchet.
I shouldn't be able to get into too much trouble with a 3-inch
handle


Thanks for the replies.
Unless you're a tough guy like me...

I can put Seventeenhundred-berzillionteen-gagilliondy-and Elevendysix, point four, foot lbs on a 1/4" ratchet with just 3 fingers...
 
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