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head torquing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevysrule, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. chevysrule

    chevysrule Registered Member

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    can anyone tell me the torqing sequence for cylinder heads on SBC's. I'm a first time engine builder gettin redy to put a 383 in my truck. thanks for the help
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I'll leave the torque sequence diagram to someone with a scanner (because it would be nearly impossible to describe with words and still have it make sense). What I can tell you is that the torque figure is 65ft lbs on SBC heads.

    I suggest you go out and buy yourself a manual for your truck. I have both Haynes and Chilton. Chilton is the best, but Haynes is only about $15 and still very helpful. I know Haynes has the sequences, and I believe Chilton does too (I don't have that book with me at college so I'm not positive).
     
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    If you haven't done so already, get one of those "How to Build a Chevy Motor"-type books. All of 'em have good info (diagrams, torque specs). A picture for the head sequence is alot easier to go by than a description. It's recommended to start at 25 ft. lbs. and go at 20 ft. lb. increments until you hit 65.
     
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    thanks again for all the help.
     

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