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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting Stripped Cylinder Head Bolts

I’ve got an old, 327 c.i.d. small-block Chevy that I started to replace the heads with a better set. My problem is I’ve stripped the threads on two head bolts […]

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Quick Tech: TTY Fasteners and LS Engines — What You Need to Know

Think all fasteners are created equal? Of course not. If you’re an engine builder, you know the importance of using good-quality fasteners. And you’re probably also familiar with the torque-to-yield, […]

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Mailbag: Cylinder Head Bolts vs. Studs — and How to Determine the Right Torque Values

Q: I recently purchased Milodon main and head stud kits for a 390 in a Ford Fairlane GT. The torque specifications that came with the kits are general and don’t refer […]

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How to Fix a Stripped Head Bolt (Ask Away with Jeff Smith)

I finally collected all the parts to assemble my small-block Chevy 350 but when I torqued the head bolts, one of the holes stripped. I’ve heard there’s a way to […]