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RickBrinker

1925 Dodge head torque settings *DELETED*

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just went through this myself this summer. i used 45 ft. lbs. make sure to check your studs as mine were eaten about 1/4 way through at gasket line, maybe from electrolysis? i also remachined the surface where the nuts seat, so it was flat. use a little oil on the threads to torque.

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Hey Rick,

The AUG-SEP 2001 club newsletter has a two-page article (pages 14 & 15) that includes torquing info. For 1914-27 four cyl. head it gives 60-65. It gives some other suggestions, too. I'll bring it to John's on Dec. 15th if you don't have that copy.

Les

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About seven or eight years ago I needed to correctly torque the head on my '23. Couldn't find any specs for cars before the early 30s, but found an article in Skinned Knuckles that listed specs for all makes from the early 30s forward. The lowest values were in the 60 to 65 foot pound range and there were diagrams for tightening patterns. I used the Chrysler products diagram for the then current flat head six that showed a radial tightening pattern from the center out to either end of the head. I tightened at four or five values working up to 65 foot pounds. Haven't had any leakage problems since. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Hey Rick,We at Barker Machine Shop (ROMAR) Torque at 65 lbs BUT we do it in 3 passes start with 25 lbs then 45 lbs then finish with 65 lbs after the engine is warm at operation temp. then we recheck the torque at 65

See you at John

Vern. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif" alt="" />

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