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09-01-2008, 11:14 PM
Another good Stude day :D Only had two hours to work on the Lark, but it was enough to get the water manifold on. I also got the alternator bolted in and hooked up.

Am I reading the shop manual right? Is the torque spec on the water manifold bolts really just 12 - 17 foot-pounds?



Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

09-02-2008, 05:07 AM
That sounds a little light, but if that's what the manual says...

I've never torqued one, personally- I usually just tighten by feel. I think the internal items and the head bolts' torque specs are critical, the rest are more of a guideline to give you an idea how far to tighten.

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

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09-02-2008, 05:15 PM
Yes that would be correct for a tiny little 5/16 in. bolt. I am sure 20 Ft. Lbs. would not hurt them, but with 8 of those babies, the Manifold is not going anywhere! [^]

Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

09-02-2008, 05:47 PM
Lookin' good, Clark.;)

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

09-02-2008, 06:53 PM
20 ft-lb. will likely destroy the stock manifold clamps, they're the weak link not the bolts.

edit: oh, we're talking about the water manifold, not the intake. In that case a little more torque shouldn't hurt anything - so long as the bolts are real grade 5 - but probably not necessary, that whole mess is pretty precisely machined.


55 Commander Starlight

09-02-2008, 06:58 PM
But the Intake bolts get 30 Ft. Lbs. though, being 3/8" bolts!

quote:Originally posted by N8N

20 ft-lb. will likely destroy the stock manifold clamps, they're the weak link not the bolts.

Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA