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Offline davewes

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Torque Figures
« on: 22.05. 2010 20:05 »
I've just returned to biking and bought a 1958 Gold Flash. I'm changing the head gasket (cast iron head) but can't find the torque loading figures anywhere (including in the Haynes Manual). Can anyone help?

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Re: Torque Figures
« Reply #1 on: 22.05. 2010 21:24 »

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Re: Torque Figures
« Reply #2 on: 22.05. 2010 21:43 »
G'day Dave,
                    Welcome to the A list. Nice choice for your return.
 35ft/lb is near the mark. Anneal the copper gasket (heat to cherry red and quench in water).
 As e said, search reveals lots of interesting stuff.
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Re: Torque Figures
« Reply #3 on: 22.05. 2010 22:13 »
...and we should mention the need to use thick hard washers that are very close to the same diameter as the counterbores at each head-bolt hole. These will keep your alloy head from squashing around the head bolts.

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