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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
1960-65
6 Cyl.
15-20
65-75
-
13-18
30-35
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
45-55
V8 All
15-20
65-70
12-15
13-18
-
3-5
19-24 1
60-70
75-85
70-90
1966-67
6 Cyl.
15-20
70-75
-
13-18
30-35
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
85-100
8-289
15-20
65-70
20-22
15-20
-
3-5
19-24 1
60-70
75-85
70-90
8-390
15-20
80-90
32-35
12-18 2
40-45
4-7
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
1968
6 Cyl.
15-20
70-75
-
13-18
30-35
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
85-100
8-289
15-20
65-72
20-22
15-20
-
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
70-90
8-302
15-20
65-72
20-22
15-20
-
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
70-90
8-390
15-20
80-90
32-35
18-24  2
40-45
4-7
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
8-427
15-20
80-90
32-35
18-24
40-45
4-7
53-58
95-105
75-85
70-90
1969-72
6 Cyl.
15-20
70-75
-
13-18
30-35
3-5
3
60-70
75-85
85-100
8-302 4
15-20
65-72
23-25
12-16
-
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
100-130
8-302 5
5-10
65-72
6
12-16
-
3-5
40-45
60-70 7
75-85
70-90
8-351
15-20
95-100
23-25
18-24
-
3-5
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
8-390
15-20
80-90
32-35
18-24
40-45
4-7
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
8-400
10-15
95-105
6
6
-
3-5
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
8-427
15-20
90-100
32-35
18-24
40-45
4-7
53-58
95-105
75-85
70-90
8-428
15-20
80-90
32-35
18-24
-
4-7
53-58
95-105
75-85
70-90
8-429
15-20 8
130-140
25-30
28-33
-
2.5-4
40-45
95-105
75-85
75-90
1973
6 Cyl.
15-20
70-75
-
13-18
30-35
3-5
21-26
60-70
75-85
85-100
8-302 
15-20
65-72
23-25
12-16
17-23 9
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
70-90
8-351
Windsor
15-20
105-112
23-25
18-24
17-23 9
3-5
40-45
95-105
75-85
100-130
8-351 
Cleveland
15-20
95-100
10
12-22
18-25
3-5
40-45
11
75-85
70-90
8-400
10-15
95-105
10
12-16
18-25
3-5
40-45
11
75-85
70-90
8-429
15-20
130-140
25-30
28-33
18-25
5-6
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
1974
6 Cyl.
15-20
70-75
-
13-18
30-35
3-5
3
60-70
75-85
85-100
8-302 
15-20
65-72
19-27
12-16
17-23 9
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
70-90
8-351 
Windsor
15-20
105-112
19-27
18-24
17-23 9
3-5
40-45
95-105
75-85
100-130
8-351 
Cleveland
15-20
95-100
12
12-22
18-25
3-5
40-45
11
75-85
70-90
8-400
10-15
95-105
12
12-16
18-25
3-5
40-45
11
75-85
70-90
8-460
15-20
130-140
22-32
28-33
18-25
5-6
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
1975
 
 
6 Cyl.
15-25
70-75
18-24
13-18
30-35
3-5
21-26
60-70
75-85
85-100
8-302 
7-15
65-72
23-25
18-24
17-23 9
3-5
19-24
60-70
75-85
70-90
8-351 
Windsor
7-15
105-112
23-25
18-24
17-23 9
3-5
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
8-351 
Modified
10-15
95-105
10
18-24
18-25 13
3-5
40-45
11
75-85
70-90
8-400
7-15
95-105
10
18-24
18-25 13
3-5
40-45
11
75-85
70-90
8-460
7-15
130-140
25-30
28-33
18-25 13
5-6
40-45
95-105
75-85
70-90
   Torque Specs are for clean and lightly oiled threads in Ft.-lbs.
1 - 8-289 high performance engine 40-45 ft.-lbs.

2- Fairlane, Comet, Cougar, Montego, 
    Mustang  15-20 ft.-lbs.

3- 6-170, 200 is 19-24 ft.-lbs., 6-250 is 21-26 ft.-lbs

4- Except H.O.

5- H.O.

6- 5/16" Bolts 23-25 ft.-lbs.
    3/8" Bolts 28-32 ft.-lbs.
7- Outer bolts on caps 2, 3, 4  35-40 ft.-lbs.

8- CJ, SCJ, BOSS, USE 5-10 ft.-lbs

9- Rocker arm stud nut

10- 5/16" Bolts 21-25 ft.-lbs.
      3/8" Bolts 27-33 ft.-lbs.
      1/4" Bolts 6-9 ft.-lbs.
11- 1/2" Bolts 95-105 ft.-lbs.
       3/8" Bolts 35-45 ft.-lbs.

12- 5/16" Bolts 22-23 ft.-lbs.
      3/8" Bolts 17-25 ft.-lbs.
      1/4" Bolts 6-9 ft.-lbs.

13- Fulcrum bolt to cylinder head