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What are the torque specs for a FF1600 engine?

Head Bolts (Aluminium) Torque to 60 lbs ft in 3 stages Front Cover 8 lbs. ft.
Head Bolts (Cast Iron) 65 lbs. ft. Rear Cover 15 lbs. ft.
Main Caps 60 lbs. ft. Water Pump Bolts 8 lbs. ft.
Rod Cap Bolts 40 lbs. ft. Water Neck Bolts 15 lbs. ft.
Flywheel Bolts (Ford Bolts) 55 lbs. ft. W/ Red Loctite Crankshaft Pulley Bolt 30 lbs. ft.
Flywheel Bolts (ARP) 60 lbs. ft.W/ Red Loctite Fuel Pump Bolts 15 lbs. ft.
Pressure Plate (Clutch Cover) 17 lbs. ft. Rocker Cover Screws 8 lbs. ft.
 Rocker Shaft Bolts 25 lbs. ft. Intake Manifold Bolts 18 lbs. ft.
Camshaft Bolt 15-16 lbs. ft. Intake Manifold Nuts 15 lbs. ft.
Thrust Plate Bolts 8 lbs. ft. Exhaust Manifold Bolts 15 lbs. ft.
Chain Tensioner Bolts 8 lbs. ft. Carb to Manifold Nuts 15 lbs. ft.
Oil Pump Bolts 15 lbs. ft. Spark Plugs 25 lbs. ft.
Oil Sump Bolts 8 lbs. ft.    

Important FF1600 engine specs

Firing Order 1- 2 - 4 - 3
Ignition Timing 38˚ - 40˚ BTDC
Points Gap (Bosch) .015" - .016"
Points Gap (Autolite) .022" - .024"

Cast Iron Head Valve Adjustments

Intake Valve Lash (HOT) .010"
Exhaust Valve Lash (HOT) .020"
Aluminum Head Valve Adjustments (Cold)
Intake Valve Lash .006"
Exhaust Valve Lash .015"
Warm engine to 190˚F and readjust to..
Intake Valve Lash .008
Exhaust Valve Lash .018"

*DO NOT RE-TORQUE*

What are the torque specs for a 2.0L engine?

Head Bolts 78 lbs. ft.
Main Cap Bolt 70 lbs. ft.
Rod Cap Nut (ARP) 40 - 42 lbs. ft.
Flywheel Bolt 55 lbs. ft.
Pressure Plate 17 lbs. ft.
Oil Sump Bolt 8 lbs. ft.
Spark Plug 15 - 20 lbs. ft.

2.0L Valve Adjustments

Intake Valve Lash (Cold) .008"
Exhaust Valve Lash (Cold) .010"

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