Ford - Engine Bolt Torque Specs

Thursday Tech Specs / Ford Engine Fastener Specs 

289 Ford V8 Engine 
260, 289, 302 Ford Engine Torque Specs 
Main cap bolts 60-70 ft.-lbs.
Outer main cap bolts, 35-40 ft.-lbs.
Connecting rod bolts 19-24 ft.-lbs. (40-45 ft.-lbs. for 289 HP Boss 302)
Cylinder head bolts 65-72 ft.-lbs.
Rocker arms 17-23 ft.-lbs.
Intake manifold bolts 23-25 ft.-lbs.
Oil pump bolt 23-28 ft.-lbs.
Cam bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Cam thrust plate bolts 8-10 ft.-lbs.
Harmonic damper bolts 70-90 ft.-lbs.
Flywheel / Flex plate bolts 75-85 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Front cover bolts 12-15 ft.-lbs.


351C Ford Cleveland V8 Engine
351C, 351M Ford Engine Torque Specs
Main cap bolts 95-105 ft.-lbs.
Connecting rod bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs. (45-50 ft.-lbs. for Boss 351C)
Cylinder head bolts (follow factory torque sequence) 105 ft.-lbs. 
(125 ft.-lbs. for Boss 351C)
Rocker arms (non-adjustable) 18-22 ft.-lbs.
5/16 in. intake manifold bolts 21-25 ft.-lbs.
3/8 in. intake manifold bolts 28-33 ft.-lbs.
Oil pump bolt 25 ft.-lbs.
Cam bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Cam thrust plate bolts 9-12 ft.-lbs.
Harmonic damper bolt 70-90 ft.-lbs.
Flywheel / flex plate bolts 75-85 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Front cover bolts 12-18 ft.-lbs. 

351W Ford Windsor V8 Engine 
351W Ford Engine Torque Specs
Main cap bolts 95-105 ft.-lbs.
Connecting rod bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Cylinder head bolts 90-100 ft.-lbs.
Rocker arms 17-23 ft.-lbs.
Intake manifold bolts 23-25 ft.-lbs.
Oil pump bolt 23-28 ft.-lbs.
Cam bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Cam thrust plate bolts 8-10 ft.-lbs.
Harmonic damper bolt 70-90 ft.-lbs.
Flywheel / Flex plate bolts 75-85 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Front cover bolts 12-15 ft.-lbs.

429 Boss ( IF) Ford V8 Engine 


429-460 Ford Engine Torque Specs
Main cap bolts 95-105 ft.-lbs.
Connecting rod bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Cylinder head bolts 140 ft.-lbs.
Rocker arms (non-adjustable) 18-22 ft.-lbs.
Intake manifold bolts 25-30 ft.-lbs.
Oil pump bolt 25 ft.-lbs.
Cam bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Harmonic damper bolt 70-90 ft.-lbs.
Flywheel / flex plate bolts 75-85 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Front cover bolts 12-18 ft.-lbs. 

390 Ford V8 Engine
360, 390, 406, 427, 428 FE Ford Engine Torque Specs
Main cap bolts 95-105 ft.-lbs.
Cross bolts for 406 and 427 40 ft.-lbs.
Connecting rod bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs. (53-58 ft.-lbs. for 406 and 427)
Cylinder head bolts 80-90 ft.-lbs. (100-110 ft.-lbs. for 1963-67 427)
Rocker arm shaft bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Intake manifold bolts 32-35 ft.-lbs.
Oil pump bolt 12-15 ft.-lbs.
Cam bolts 40-45 ft.-lbs.
Harmonic damper bolt 70-90 ft.-lbs.
Flywheel / Flex plate bolts 75-85 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Front cover bolts 12-15 ft.-lbs.

Note: 
These specs are for stock-type bolts with light engine oil applied...
to the threads and the underside of the bolt head.

Moly and other lubes offer reduced friction and increased bolt tension,
which will affect the torque figure.

If you use aftermarket performance bolts like ARP's...
you should follow the recommended torque specifications. 

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