I´m in the process of reassembling my 1922 Tourer (with a `26 engine).Yes, I do have a couple handbooks, but none says anything about torqueing nuts and bolts. E.g.the torque for the connecting rods or main bearings.
Is there a list or a booklet with these information out there?
greetings from Torsten
Ford did not publish torque specs for their fasteners in the Model T days. I'm sure some of the more experienced members will chime in with their recommendations. I believe that Mike Bender mentions many of the torque values that he uses in some of his great engine videos:
The torque values for the head bolts are really the only important ones. Head bolts are usually torqued to 50 ft-lbs.
Rods & mains could probably go to 20/25 ft-lbs. (Some have stripped the bolts trying to go to 35.)
Thank you Mark, very good info
That's very nice, Jerry, thank you
And 75 pounds feet on the rear axle pinion nut.
Thank you Tony :-)
100 ft-lbs on the rear axle nut, if the threads are good.
Except for drive shaft and rear axle nuts I have stopped using torque values and use original Ford wrenches. Or; about 30-35 rods, 80 mains, 45-50 head, 80 drive shaft nut and 90-100 axle nut. Any nut that does not line up, slots and hole for cotter pin, grind a little off till it lines up at torque or swap them around till they do.
Thanks, I will create a list for all