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AMERICAN MOTORS * RAMBLER
Engine Torque Values

 
Year
Engine
Spark
Plug
Cylinder
 Head 
Bolts
Intake
Manifold
Exhaust
Manifold
Rocker Arm
 Shaft 
Bracket
Rocker
 Arm 
Cover 
Connecting
Rod
Cap Bolts
Main 
Bearing
Cap Bolts
Flywheel
 to
 Crankshaft
Vibration
Damper to
Pulley
1955
All 4
30
57-60
-
10-15
-
-
27-30
66-70
50-55
65-70
1956
All 4
30
60-65
-
20-25
25-30
6
27-30
66-70
50-55
70-80
1957
6 Cyl. 4
30
60-65
-
10-15
25-30
6
27-30
66-70
50-55
70-80
V8 4
30
60-65
15-20
15-20
60-65
6
46-50
3
55-60
130-150
1958-64
L-Head 6 4
30
57-60
-
20-25
-
-
27-30
66-70
100-110
70-80
 
OHV 6 4
30
60-65
-
2
25-30
6
27-30
66-70
100-110
70-80
 
V8 4
30
60-65
20-25
20-25
60-65
6
46-50
3
100-110
70-80
1959-65
6-196 
Side Valve 4
25-30
58-62
-
20-25
-
-
27-30
66-70
100-110
70-80
1959-65
6-196 OHV
 Cast Iron 4
25-30
58-62
-
2
-
3-5
27-30
66-70
100-110
70-80
1959-66
V8-287, 327 4
25-30
58-62
20-25
20-25
-
3-5
46-50
3
100-110
70-80
1961-64
6-196 OHV
Aluminum 4
25-30
50-53
7
2
25-30
3-5
27-30
55-58
100-110
70-80
1964-68
6-199, 232 4
25-30
80-85
20-25
20-25
-
40-45 1
27-30
75-85
100-110
70-80
1965-66
V8-287, 327
25-30
58-62
20-25
20-25
-
3-5
46-50
3
100-110
70-80
1966-68
V8-290, 343 4
25-30
90-100
40-45
30-35
65-70 5
20-30 1
27-30
95-105
100-110
45-55
1967
V8-290, 343 4
25-30
72-77
40-45
30-35
65-70
20-30 1
27-30
95-105
100-110
45-55
1968-69
V8-390
25-30
90-100
40-45
30-35
65-70 5
20-30 1
35-40
95-105
100-110
50-60
1969
6-199, 232
25-35
80-85
20-25
20-25
-
45-55 1
26-30
75-85
100-110
50-60
V8-290, 343
25-30
90-100
40-45
30-35
65-70 5
20-30 1
26-30
95-105
100-110
50-60
1970-71
6-199, 232, 258
25-30
75-85
20-25
20-25
-
45-55 1
26-30
75-85
100-110
50-60
V8-304, 360
25-30
105-115
40-45
30-35
65-70 5
20-30 1
26-30
95-105
100-110
50-60
V8-390, 401
25-30
105-115
40-45
30-35
65-70 5
20-30 1
35-40
95-105
100-110
50-60
1971-72
6-232, 258
25-30
80-85
20-25
20-25
-
45-55 1
26-30
75-85
100-110
50-60
1972
V8-304, 360
25-30
105-115
40-45
30-35
65-70 5
45-55 1
26-30
95-105
100-110
50-60
V8-401
25-30
105-115
40-45
30-35
65-70 5
45-55 1
35-40
95-105
100-110
50-60
1973-74
6-232, 258
25-30
105
23
23
21
50 1
28
80
105
55
V8-304, 360
28
110
43
25
67 5, 8
50 1
28
100
105
55
1974-75
V8-401
28
110
43
25
67 5, 8
50 1
38
100
105
55
1975
 
6-232, 258
28
105
23
23
 8
50 1
28
80
105
55
V8-304,360
28
110
43
25
8
50 1
28
100
105
55
  Torque Specs are for clean and lightly oiled threads in Ft.-lbs.
1 - Inch pounds

2- End nuts 8 to 10 ft.-lbs, 
Center flange nuts 20-25 ft.-lbs.

3-Rear 50-55 ft.lbs., Others 80-85 ft.-lbs

4- Includes Rambler

5- Rocker arm stud

6- Hand tight

7- 5/16"  Cover screw 15-20 ft.-lbs.
    1/4" 8-11 ft.-lbs.

8- Rocker arm cap screw 19 ft.-lbs