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851 Exhaust manifold torque recommendation

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21 Apr 2021 04:19 #42925 by Structoboy
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Fully understanding there were not torque specifications for pre-war cars, can someone recommend what torque you would tighten an exhaust manifold on a 851 cold?

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23 Apr 2021 20:24 #42950 by johnmereness
Replied by johnmereness on topic 851 Exhaust manifold torque recommendation
I just do it by feel and try to have that feel evenly - does not take much torque to seat properly either

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23 Apr 2021 20:51 #42952 by uconn_1965
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DO NOT follow this suggestion I heard many, many years ago. “Tighten it until it breaks, and then back it off a 1/2 a turn.

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23 Apr 2021 21:00 #42953 by ilikescars
Replied by ilikescars on topic 851 Exhaust manifold torque recommendation
Darn: I was gonna suggest that. Ha!

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23 Apr 2021 22:54 #42954 by JIM.OBRIEN
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Cliff - I thought that was your perfered method on Cord Wheel lug bolts?

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23 Apr 2021 23:42 #42955 by uconn_1965
Replied by uconn_1965 on topic 851 Exhaust manifold torque recommendation
Haven’t broken one yet. When the lug bolt talks back to me by going EEEEECCCCHHHH., I stop.

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