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Question lifter spider torque spec

I don't seem to have the torque spec for the lifter holdown spider....can anyone provide it?

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The torque specs for the valve tappet guide plate retainer bolts are 8-12 N - m, or 71-106 Lb-In, as per my Ford CD service manual.

When I replaced my lifters I just torqued mine to 15 foot lbs (12-15 ft lbs for valve cover), which now I realize turns out to be to much. The torque spec for the valve covers seemed comparable based on the size of the bolts and threads. The guide plate did not distort when I torqued it down so its probably just fine.

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8-10 lb-ft; they're small bolts, doesn't take much torque to get the proper clamping force. Also, those and the block threads should be clean, and you should use loctite red on them. You definitely don't want the spyder coming loose on you.

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120 inch pounds of torque which would be equivalent to 10 foot of torque if you dont have an inch pound wrench.
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Just kidding.
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120 inch pounds of torque which would be equivalent to 10 foot of torque if you dont have an inch pound wrench.
How in the world did you come across this post, from 16 years ago, for your first post??

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120 inch pounds of torque which would be equivalent to 10 foot of torque if you dont have an inch pound wrench.
How in the world did you come across this post, from 16 years ago, for your first post??
This thread is almost old enough to buy cigarettes haha.
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How in the world did you come across this post, from 16 years ago, for your first post??
Haha!! I bet Michael Yount feels old looking at this now. 16 years. Wow, I was....nevermind....
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Light to medium tight with a 1/4" drive.

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I used grade 8 bolts so went with 12 ft lbs and red loctite
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Light to medium tight with a 1/4" drive.
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I used grade 8 bolts so went with 12 ft lbs and red loctite
I'm sure the OP from 16 years ago will appreciate this info fellas, lets hope he hasn't been waiting this whole time

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I'm sure the OP from 16 years ago will appreciate this info fellas, lets hope he hasn't been waiting this whole time

I am not one to take chances....
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No OP gets left behind.
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red loctite and good-n-tight
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not red, blue loctite - I torqued mine and it still backed off - lost a cam due to it......

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If blue didn't work why use it again?

I would use red
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I have never used a torque wrench or lock tite on those bolts. Dozens and dozens of those engines without ever having a problem. Maybe I am Lucky...

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If blue didn't work why use it again?

I would use red
I didn't use blue, but should have in hind sight

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Weld it.
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