I got to spend some time with the Connie today. I removed the intake manifold and all those items that you have to remove before getting to the bolts. Now I want to remove the heads to clean them inside and outside. I also want to be sure that the new style head gaskets are on it. It seems like Superman was hired to tighten the head nuts down. Does anyone have any tips on how to get these loose without busting the studs? I wired brushed all of the paint and rust off of the nuts and applied plenty of penetrating oil before departing tonight. My back was starting to hurt from pulling on the breaker bar and I ran out of nice Anglo-Saxon four letter words to describe my feelings.
Can these head studs and nuts be replaced with head bolts? And if so who has them?
I will let them soak in the Penetrating oil for a week and bring my torch with me next time.
All tips will be appreciated. Thanks Harry