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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
1955-56
All
25
95
40
25
15
3
45
95 4
95
160
1957-64
All
25
95
40
30 5
15
5
45
95 4
95
160
1959-66
326, 389
25
95
40
30
15
5
45
95
95
160
1961-63
4 Cyl.
25
95
40
30
-
-
45
95 1
-
160
8-215
15-20
50-55
25-30
10-15
25-30
3-5
30-35
50-55 2
50-60
140-160
1964-65
6-215
20
90-95
3
3
-
-
30-35
45-55
50-65
-
V8 All
25
95
40
30
15
5
45
95 4
95
160
1966
6-230
20
93
30
30
-
15
33
100
60
160
V8 All
25
95
40
30
15
5
45
95 4
95
160
1967-69
6 Cyl.
20
95
30
30
-
15
33
100
60
160
V8 All
20 5
95
40
30
20 6
5
43 7 
100  4
95
160
1970-72
6 Cyl.
15
95
8
25
-
55 9
35
65
60
-
V8 All
25
95
40
30
20
8
43
100  4
95
160
8-307
15
65
30
8
-
45 9
45
75
60
60
1973-74
6 Cyl.
15
95
8
25
-
55 9
35
65
60
-
V8 All
15
95
40
30
20
8
10
100  4
95
160
1975
6 Cyl.
15
95
35
30
-
55 9
35
65
60
60
V8-260
25
85
40
15-20
25
7
42
80 4
60 11
200-310
V8-350 12
15
80
45
28
30 13
4
40
115
60
140
V8 Others
15
95
40
30
20
8
43
100 4
95
160
   Torque Specs are for clean and lightly oiled threads in Ft.-lbs.
1 -  Rear bearing cap 120 ft.-lbs., 
     
2- Rear bearing cap 70 ft.-lbs.

3- End clamp bolts 15-20 ft.-lbs., 
    Center bolts 25-30 ft.-lbs.

4- Rear 120 ft.-lbs

5- 1957, 1967 25 ft.-lbs.

6- 1967 15 ft.-lbs

7- 1967 45 ft.-lbs
8- Outers 20 ft.-lbs
     All others 30 ft.-lbs.

9- Inch pounds

10- Exc. 8-455 Super duty 43 ft.-lbs.
      8-455 Super duty torque in 10 ft.-lbs.
      steps until 60 ft.-lbs measure for 
      .006" - .008" bolt elongation from original
      length, if less then .006" proceed with 
      5 ft.-lbs. steps as necessary to obtain 
      proper elongation.
11- Manual 90 ft.-lbs

12- Ventura only

13- Rocker arm Shaft to cylinder head