Ford 351 Windsor Torque Specifications

Fastener Type 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/flexplate bolts 75-85 ft.-lbs.
Pressure plate bolts 35 ft.-lbs.
Front cover bolts 12-15 ft.-lbs.

5 comments »

  1. Dennis Sheridan said,
    January 12, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    I don’t see a cylinder layout for the different “V” engines. I know Ford goes down one side and up the other and I believe Chevy goes back and forth, but where do they start right or left standing at front of car?

    Mucho thanks

    • Brian said,
      July 2, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

      Looking at the front of the car, Ford layout goes like this

      4 8
      3 7
      2 6
      1 5

      ……………………
      Chevy goes like this

      7 8
      5 6
      3 4
      1 2

  2. Jeff Evans said,
    October 7, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    Actually Chevy goes like this . . . #1 is always the furthest forward cylinder.

    87
    65
    43
    21

  3. Jim said,
    July 19, 2014 @ 2:15 am

    Chevrolet is 1357 on the drivers side and 1 is closest to the headlight, 2468 passenger side with 2 closest to the head light
    chevy firing order (big block or small block) 18436572 and dist rotation is Clock wise………..aint Chevrolet great ! Ford starts #1 on the passenger side closest to the headlight and is 1-4 and 5-8 on the drivers side, their firing orders differ, the 302 and the 302 HO are different, the HO is the same as the 351 Windsor, 1, 3, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 8 and the rotation is CCW. When it comes to Ford you have to have a road map to keep up with all of their changes. Still a good car but you have to do your homework!

  4. ian said,
    August 8, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    are my rockers a set torque or are they adjustable with gage. 351 w 1982 for. i think i just set them to a torque 17/23 ft lbs.

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