Ford 260, 289, 302 Engine Specifications

Firing Order

Torque Specifications

These specs may not be correct for your application. Verify your engine specs with a service manual for your year and model, and always torque bolts in three equal increments
Bolts or Parts Lube or Sealer Torque to:
Main Caps Engine Oil 70 ft-lbs.
Outer Main Cap Bolts Engine 40 ft-lbs.
Warning!!!     If you are using ARP bolts, you MUST use their specs.  Click Here!
Connecting Rod    260, 289, 302 *289HP and Boss 302 Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs. *45 ft-lbs.
Cylinder Heads Engine oil (blind hole) Sealer (water jacket) 70 ft-lbs.
Rocker Arms Engine Oil 20 ft-lbs.
Oil Pump Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs.
Oil Pan Engine Oil 15 ft-lbs.
Camshaft Thrust Plate Thread Locker 10 ft-lbs.
Cam Bolt (upper gear) Thread Locker 40 ft-lbs.
Front Cover Engine Oil 20 ft-lbs.
Intake Manifold (Cast Iron Heads) Non- Hardening Sealer 25 ft-lbs.
Valve Cover Engine Oil 10 ft-lbs.
Flexplate (Automatic) Flywheel (Clutch) Thread Locker 85 ft-lbs.
Clutch Pressure Plate Thread Locker 35 ft-lbs.
Centerbolt (Harmonic Damper) Thread Locker 90 ft-lbs.
Bellhousing (Transmission to Block) Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs.