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    I was reviewing the various types of head studs and bolts and ran across a tool called an "angle torque gauge". Does this have any relevance to the Model "A"? Or is this tool used only for head bolts? Also, when installing new studs, is there a special procedure for somehow torquing the studs in place before installing the cylinder head and torquing the stud nuts? Or does one just simply snug up the studs to the block, install the head, and then torque the nuts?

    Curious in Oregon,
    Mike

  • #2
    You won't be needing an angle torque gauge
    Many late model vehicles have torque to yield fasteners. in other words stretch bolts, so when one is torquing a stretch bolt its a pre- determined amount of angle and then you stop. ( such as two 90 degree torques in a sequence as an example)
    As far as the studs i just put them in till they are snug with sealer on the threads...
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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    • #3
      Thanks Mitch. That's as I thought. By "sealer on the threads", do you mean anti-seize or do you use something else. My recollection of a recent thread suggested anti-seize.

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      • #4
        I use "right stuff, its made by permatex to seal any coolant off from migrating up the block threads. Anti seize won't seal

        regular RTV or thread sealant can work also but i prefer the other. Others may have different methods
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #5
          We've had good results with the Permatex high performance(white) thread sealants. Read the product spec's to choose which of the 2 listed.We stay away from RTV around classic cars when possible.

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          • #6
            For what it's worth, I use Blue Loctite on the stud threads that go into the block. I do such a GOOD job, that I don't ever expect to have to take it APART & I sure don't want water leaking up around the STUDS!!!---The Dog agrees that I'm GOOD!! (WOOF!)
            Bill Fussy

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            • #7
              Now I'm scratching my head.... it doesn't look to me like any of the stud holes in the block extend into the water jacket. So how is water going to travel up the stud threads?

              Quizzical in Oregon

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              • #8
                sometimes in the past a broken head stud could have been repaired and drilling down to far can cause the coolant to leak into the stud cavity. I never take the chance and always use sealer.
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • Mitch
                  Mitch commented
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                  as you see folks use different products.. whatever one feels comfortable with is fine

              • #9
                It's always good to keep an OPEN MIND & use what you think will work for you!---"BE YOUR OWN MAN"!---My Dog does that, ALSO, we're just alike, except he has longer EARS & TONGUE!---He woke me @ 2:00AM & "told" me, your Jitterbug phone needs CHARGIN'---Duz your Dog do that??
                Bill Blessed

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