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    I will soon be installing aluminum heads on my early 1933 v8 engine.
    I am sure there is a proper tightening sequence to assure the heads are on properly. Any information will be a great help, perhaps a diagram would be great. Thanks

  • #2
    Check this out Claude

    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      Great Info....Thanks Mitch


      • #4
        "Rule of Thumb": Start in the center & work out in a circle, to each end, EASY!


        • #5
          The van Pelts head information says that I should use thread sealer before torqueing nuts down. Does everyone do this? To prevent leaks or to keep nuts from loosening?


          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            I would think its to prevent coolant from migrating up the threads

          • BNCHIEF
            BNCHIEF commented
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            Exactly and do it.

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