ryan, FOR YOUR EDIFICATION & FURTHER KNOWLEDGE.
Some notes ;
On Head Bolts, & common 'failures'...
So ... (setting the stage as it were),
We are working on a 20+ year old Head/ Block config...
1) The head... You can have the latest & greatest bling bling
fastener known to man, however if the washer surfaces on the head
are not at a near perfect 90* center line to the head bolt ya'll gonna
get 'snappage' lol.
2) Choice of assembly lube is paramount to longevity. < 250 chp,
slot an old head bolt & chase the block threads. DO NOT USE A TAP!!
USE 30 WT SAE SC CE GENERIC OIL FOR ASSEMBLY LUBE
3) & MOST IMPORTANT IMHO, "dry fit the head "... takes some time,
not alot...use Your h/g of choice , torque to 1'st sequence- 45#. &
rule of thumb = < 90% " witness " mark on hg
= + 10 ft lb torque on the
the specific cyl related bolts...
Hope this advances Your Build